I have mentioned that before Melvin, there was Max. He is, was and will always be my angel dog. Max taught me to relax. I only thought I knew about unconditional love, I had no idea how spectacular that type of love could be until he leapt through the front door.
When I lost him, the ache was unbearable. I could never have guessed that of all the things life could hurl, his death would be a breaking point. Losing him was a deep, raw sadness. I thought it would be that way forever.
You don’t go around grief, you have to move through it. There are no shortcuts. It is the price we pay for love. I posted before that Coldplay’s ‘Til Kingdom Come song was the song I played over and over. Yesterday was the first time since losing him that I was able to hear it and smile, the entire way through. Not a single tear. Just the opposite, I felt complete honor to have such sweet, wonderful. snuggly memories of Max flood over me and was grateful to realize how the sadness of loss can actually evolve to a joy of having had.
In time, indeed.