She lives in the magic of my joy…
As another month marks
the day that my Angel Bailey’s
physical body took its last breath
her spirit lingers longer within me.
As I let my grief wash over me
I am feeling both sorrow and love
That girl she sure knew how to love.
She gave hugs freely. She squealed with such delight when greeting those she adored.
As I continue to make my way through the process
of grief I am knowing
to share her passing with you
as part of my healing journey.
It is hard when faced with such a loss
to open oneself up
to accept sympathy and well meaning words
Especially from those who think that a dog
is just a pet rather then a member
of your sacred circle
of unconditional love.
Now that I have had time
to see her empty bed space by our front door
to still hear the tinkle of her dog collar as I walk…
I begin to know that her spirit is never very far away.
She gave me the greatest gift of joy that will forever be imprinted on my soul.
High Five to My Angel Bailey!
©2018 Te’ Werner
Te’s Angel Bailey along the river’s edge; Cowiltz River, WA