The word this week is ENJOY.
When you're where I am, it seems that bitterness is expected.
I'll pull no punches in describing this - so please forgive. My days consist of interminable trips to the bathroom, to either throw up or worse, and I often don't quite make it. Laundry time! (And you've never seen a Heeler Meltdown like one who's been awake for 48 hours straight and has just been puked on...and knows a bath is coming. Not a pretty sight.)
The rest of it is pain (as I write this, beyond reasonable comprehension) and fatigue that makes one too tired to sleep.
They say I should be bitter, that I should cry out to God, and ask, WHY??????
But I don't, because, honestly, you can get used to anything, and I have found that the best parts of life are those lived in the overlooked spaces between triumph and tragedy.
And I am thankful for that. I'm going to enjoy life.
And now that October's over...I'm going to keep it going. I hope you'll join me.
Marley update...he's probably going to be moved to a sanctuary, and Bay County will revise their 'dangerous dog' codes.
WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
He's up over 200,000 signatures, but PLEASE keep the pressure on. If you haven't signed, please do! Please click o his name in the paragraph below.
If you have a moment, I'd like to ask you to visit Change.org to consider a petition to free a 'death row dog' who has been separated from his family for ten months over a misunderstanding. Marley was saved from Afghanistan by a US serviceman; please help make sure this story doesn't end in needless tragedy! Marley's gotten a lot of support...but he still needs our help.
If you can, please do leave a comment. I am trying to answer all, and I am failing, but please know this - I read and treasure each one.
Below are my recent releases on Kindle -please excuse their presence in the body of the blog. I haven't the energy to get them up as 'buttons' in the sidebar. You can click on the covers to go to the Amazon links.