Dog Days

6 Mar

Sitting across the living room, playing lovingly with his dog, I asked my son “how long will he live?”  Of course his answer was a mere smallness compared to the life we expect of ourselves.  Seeing the adoration and love they offer one another, I questioned how he would deal with the eventual hurt.  His answer “I would rather have a few great years with him, then none without.  All the love is worth all the loss”.

Realizing now I was looking for the heartache, anticipating the inevitable.  Is that how I approach emotional involvement?  Rather than see the beauty in the gift, I see the trauma in the loss?  What a dismal view!

I have come a long way…in wisdom, in perspective, in outlook; but perhaps the void of love in my life is a perfect way to avoid pain.  Have I done this to myself?  Have I shirked the possibility anticipating a negative outcome?

It seems I have some reflecting to do, after all…pain is a price, but love is priceless.

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2 Responses to “Dog Days”

  1. Becky Young March 6, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    I can relate to this story since I lost my Roxie almost three years ago!! She was my best friend. I love our fur babies.

  2. sharla March 7, 2013 at 2:28 am #

    Oh Cindy…as always I love your perspective! Very touching…Keep writing :). Love you

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