On the off chance that any of you are still reading my blog after not being present for the past 3+ weeks, I'll start by saying that I'm so glad you have stopped by! I'll also say that all that's been happening behind the scenes, my fight or flight response kicked in with a vengeance, and I chose "flight" and hid myself away from social media to recharge.
|~Greenhouses, a perfect place to socially distance & recharge!~|
I have to begin with telling you about the loss of Chip last Friday, May 8th. His battle, our battle together against bone cancer was not one that we knew we would or could win. But I'd hoped that we'd have more time to try. It was not meant to be. Managing the pain that this type of cancer always brings, became nearly impossible. And I'd promised him ............
The picture below is the last one of Chip that I took. There was a peace about him as he sat there looking and smiling at me. Time stood still in that perfect moment - And before it ended, I quickly took this picture. Looking at it now, how everything changed so quickly afterwards, maybe he was telling me everything he wanted me to know.
|~The very last photo of Chip~|
Despite those fears, Chip had such a gentle, kind, trusting heart and soul. And, I know that he trusted us. His color for our rainbow can only be one color, and that's blue. Blue is often associated with trust, depth and stability and it symbolizes confidence, and heaven. He had all those things.
On Saturday I heard the song Tin Man, by America, and the words,
"Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man, That he didn't, didn't already have"reminded me of Chip. Someone had said that we'd given Chip so much. But I don't think so. He already had everything and so much more inside him. We just helped him to find it.
|~A first photo of Chip in June 2018~|