I have been so broken at the loss of our Gracie. For a while, I turned off our blog. It seemed appropriate since she was no longer with me. I could not deal with the pain of her memory. At least, that's what I thought.
But now I know. It's not her memory that hurts. It's her absence.
For the first forty days, I vowed, "Never again!" I could not go through that pain again, so I will be without a pet in my life. But the empty, quiet house we lived in seemed no longer a home. No wonder I was so heartsick. Gracie had brought so much love into our lives. I would never love like that again.
Along came Bubbles to distract me from my broken heart. I will post mostly on our new blog Bubbles from this day forward. But in honor of the most beautiful dog I have ever known, I will keep Gracie's memory alive here, and Gracie Owns Me/Growing Old With Gracie will stay public.
I'm working out the kinks of starting a new blog, so let me know if it does not work properly.
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF MY WONDERFUL BLOGGER FRIENDS FOR LOVING GRACIE AND FOLLOWING US THROUGH OUR JOURNEY HERE. WE WERE HONORED TO BE YOUR FRIEND.
GRACIE GOT TO ATTEND PARTIES WITH OTHER BLOGGER PETS, SHE WAS ENGAGED TO THE BEAUTIFUL SAMSON, AND SHE WAS ABLE TO SHARE HER DIARY WITH YOU ALL; YOU MADE US LAUGH AND SOMETIMES CRY. BUT IT WAS ALL GOOD. AND WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR LOVE.
MY HEART IS STILL SO VERY BROKEN, BUT I KNOW LIFE GOES ON.
AND I KNOW I WILL SEE GRACIE AGAIN. BECAUSE ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN.