Today we are remembering Emma, five years later. On this day in 2018, we suddenly lost our sister Emma, Debucher Baguette. The vet called earlier in the afternoon to say she was improving slightly. As Mom was preparing to go see her around four in the afternoon, they called again. This time they said she was probably not going to make it. Mom dropped everything and raced to the clinic. When she got there they were doing CPR. They stopped. Mom held her in her arms, as she slipped away. They took her to a private room where Mom could sit with her as long as she wanted.
Eventually, she came back home, crying like crazy, and hugging Madison and me. That night we all heard Emma in the hallway upstairs. It woke Mom up, and she knows Emma was there as Madison and I awoke too, and looked down the hall. Mom still tears up about losing her when she talks about her. She will be forever missed.
We leave you with these words which may make you also tear up, but they are good words for the loss of a pet or person.
“You can shed tears because they are gone,
or you can smile because they lived.
You can close your eyes and pray they will
come back, or you can open your eyes and
see all they left for you. Your heart can
be empty because you can’t see them, or
you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and
live yesterday, or you can be happy for
tomorrow because of yesterday. You can
remember only that they are gone, or you
can cherish their memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind and
feel empty, or you can do what they
would want. Smile, open your heart,
love…and go on.”
Author unknown. Photos taken by Karin Newstrom.
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