I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to those of you who reached out to me about losing our beloved family dog, Nessie. I received the sweetest e-mails, phone calls, blog comments, private messages, and Facebook comments. Your compassion meant the world to me.
To those of you who took the time to write something, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. I considered turning off the comments on my blog and not posting the link to Facebook because I was not looking for sympathy. My intention was to honor Nessie and spread the word of her powerful impact on our family. I ended up choosing to keep the comments open in case any words would bring my family comfort during this hard time. I am so very glad that I did. Your comments warmed my heart and and gave my family such peace as we grieved through this incredibly difficult time. We especially appreciated those who reminded us of their funny memories of Nessie (like stealing Andy's socks or having to chase her down the street when she escaped to go play with Izzy, the neighbor's dog). It lightened the heaviness in our hearts.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am truly touched by your kindness.