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> One Year Anniversary, Miss you so much Opie
post Mar 5 2011, 08:02 PM
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It was one year ago today that my sweet special Opie passed away. I can't believe a whole year has passed. So many crazy things have happened during this year. A lot of the time I felt like I was just going through the motions. I think I am finally accepting that he is gone. For so long I couldn't totally accept it. I would feel like there was some way to get him back. Now I am believing he is gone. The sad thing is my memories of him are dulling. Just like I was afraid they would. When he died everything reminded me of him. Every time I printed out a copy he would come running to watch the printer go back and forth. I would get so sad to make a copy after he died because I would expect him to come running....now (probably 300 prints later....) I don't think of him coming running. I've almost forgotten. There are so many of those things that would happen that I am slowly adjusting to without him. I try so hard to hold onto those memories. Anyway, I've gone on a bit of a detour of what I wanted to say. I just miss him dearly and it's been one year. I love you Opie.
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post Mar 5 2011, 11:17 PM
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Dear Missy,

Your Opie is sooooo very beautiful. His coloring is gorgeous. Thank you for posting the pic. Anniversaries can be difficult. Reaching a place of acceptance must have taken work.

With peace and gratitude,
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post Mar 5 2011, 11:21 PM
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He was so pretty. It must be very hard not to have him with you in body but he is still with you in spirit. Sp nice that you thought to come here to post about the 1 year anniversary. Wishing you easier days ahead.
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post Mar 6 2011, 01:37 PM
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Hi, Missy, thank you so much for sharing with us these wonderful pictures of your precious Opie. The anniversaries are hard because they are reminders that our beloved companions are no longer physically with us. And it doesn't matter if it's the first day of our loss, the first year, - - or the fiftieth year anniversary. Each of our beloved companions are always with us in our hearts and memories, and some anniversaries are more of a challenge than others.

Missy, if you had truly forgotten about your precious Opie's fascination with the printer you would not have been able to share it with us today. Our memories are not dulled with time - - it's more like our beloved companions become such a part of us that we have more of a mental telepathy with them - - our awareness of them and with them no longer is required on a concious level. I'm not sure if I'm saying the right words here to help you understand, but I firmly believe your memories of your precious Opie are as ever-present in your heart as they always have been and always will be. However, if it would help, and if you haven't already done so, perhaps you might have a picture of your precious Opie at the computer so that when you go to print something you will have his picture at the computer to help remind you of him. And, if it would help, you might keep a journal of your memories of him so that you can go back and read through it when it would be comforting for you.

Missy, I hope what I have shared with you is of some comfort and reassurance to you. Thank you so much for sharing your precious Opie with us. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers, and please do let us know how you're doing whenever possible.

Peace and blessings,

In heaven's perfect garden there is no grief or pain, and all of God's creation join the angels' sweet refrain.

The most blessed way I have of knowing God's comforting love and grace is to look into the eyes and heart of God's creatures' sweet angelic face.
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post Mar 6 2011, 05:27 PM
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Hi Missy, thanks for sharing such a beautiful pic of Opie, beautiful soulful eyes. As Moonbeam said, your memories are there or you wouldn't even of posted them. I believe we tuck our memories away when we need them the most, and they come back just like the day of...like today for your anniversary, that memory is there of Opie and the printer, and it will always be.

Many hugs to you and your precious angelkitty,


In loving memory of my soulmate, Brutus...never forgotten, always missed.

Brutus Midnight Gunsmoke
Black Lab and best friend
11-22-96 to 11-16-09
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