Life got in the way of today’s post.
The beautiful lady you see here, her name is Bailey. And this picture was taken by her Dad (my brother) at the beach yesterday afternoon which is her favorite place to be.
Bailey’s struggle is becoming more than she can bear and her suffering ends today.
I see the saddened emails, texts and even tears from the aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and friends this week who know this day is coming. Bailey has been a part of so many people for so many years.
But we can’t really imagine how hard this is for our brother James. Please know we love you and are there for you.
It’s cliche and trite to say that Bailey or any loved pet was such a good girl. But she really was. Let me share just one thing about her with you. My brother works in a pretty tough space helping young adults – many who have seen and felt suffering first hand in their young lives.
For years Bailey went to work with him every day and those young people loved her. She greeted everyone equally. She never judged or intimidated or abused these kids. She offered some normalcy, someone to hug or to touch or to just sit quietly next to.
Oh were we to be so good as she.
Till Next Time,