It has been exactly one week since my beautiful big girl Lucie gained her angel wings and her halo, although she has always been an angel in my eyes. It has been a very emotional week for us as well. But despite the pain of our loss, there has also been so much love coming from all of you. The love and support we have received from everyone has been so healing for us. You are all helping us through this very difficult time. Many, many thanks to all of you. Your kind words, thoughts and prayers, and all the kind gestures and beautiful gifts have helped more than you know. You are all greatly appreciated.
My friend Shelly gave us a pumpkin in Lucie’s name, also in awareness for our everyday heroes. Our friends Julia and Bruce donated to a local animal shelter in Lucie’s name. Priscilla and Jonathan gave us a beautiful plant. Scott, Tracie and their daughter Taryn sent us a beautiful customized ornament for our Christmas tree. My friend Kayla, who is also a very talented artist, sent us a stuffed Saint Bernard as well as a hand-drawn picture of Lucie. (Kayla also drew me a beautiful portrait of our Malamute, Kodiak, when he crossed over the rainbow bridge a few years ago. That picture proudly hangs on our doggie wall.)
Lucie, with her signed picture from her “boyfriend” Bernie, the mascot for the Colorado Avalanche, our favorite hockey team. Her final pawprint, though she left her pawprint on our hearts a long time ago.
I will always remember the love in her heart and her big smile.
We love you Lucie Lu. Always and forever.