Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Uzi's Day

Today will always mean something much more to me than wearing green and eating corned beef and cabbage.

One year ago today was the most difficult day in both my and my husband's life. Yes, the loss of our dear Uzi (see picture on top of blog) beats out everything else that happened before and after that, including DH's arrest, our rejected Home Study, the day he missed my surgery and then missed the vacation he so badly needed, etc. etc.

I can't even describe for you all what that dog meant, and continues to mean, to me. While DH and I were dating, we went through a very very difficult cross, more difficult than IF in many ways, and Uzi helped us through it. He was like a much cooler Lassie. He was our joy in times of sadness. He wasn't "just" a pet. He was our son.

I am so very humbled that of all families to be blessed with the world's greatest friend, we were that family. I cannot wait to see him again.

We miss you terribly, Uzi. Life is not the same without you.

19 comments:

Right Said Red said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Uzi was one lucky dog to have such great parents. Prayers for you for healing and peace today.

On a completely different note, can you send me an e-mail with your e-mail address? My sister is struggling with infertility and recently moved to NJ. I thought I remembered reading that you were in NJ and if so, I would really like to put you two in touch. If you are amenable to this, please e-mail me at Rightsaidred.builder@gmail.com

Hebrews 11:1 said...

I remember that post...I think I had just started reading blogs when I saw that. I'm so sorry for the pain. I am coming up on the one-year anniversary of my beloved childhood dog's death also...such a painful time. Of all the things I went through in March/April/May last year I think that was the worst. I miss her every day.

I will pray for peace and comfort for you today.

Rebecca @ The Road Home said...

They leave paw prints on our hearts forever, don't they?

I can't imagine life without at least one or two four legged family members.

Praying for a healing heart for you today.

the misfit said...

Wow, it seems like it was just yesterday. I haven't lost one of my very own pets in a while (there's actually only one still living and she's really old, and I pretend that she will live forever), but it is so sad.

Leila @ Little Catholic Bubble said...

I cannot believe it has been one year. I just can't. Oh, I am praying for you today.

prayerfuljourney said...

Awe...it's really hard to lose a beloved pet. I still think about a cat that I grew up with...I love my "boy" now but she was pretty special to our family. We can never forget our furry friends...ones with us and ones that have gone before us.

Sunshine said...

HUGS!!!

What an amazing partner you and DH had in Uzi!

allyouwhohope said...

I cannot believe it's been a year. When I saw the title of the post I thought it must be his birthday. I'm so, so sorry for your loss. It's such a painful thing to go through and I wish you didn't have this suffering on top of everything else.

callmemama said...

So sorry :(. I can't believe it's already been a year! Sometimes I think about Eddie or Ozzie not being around any more and I get all teary-eyed. Pets really are so important in our lives!

p.s. Can you hook me up with A Friend of Gianna's email address? Thanks!

sweet jane said...

I'm sorry. Uzi was a very unique and lovable dog. I miss him and I didn't even live with him. I'm sorry you've had this weighing on your heart all day while I've been cluelessly sending you wiseass text msgs.

Lauren @ Magnify the Lord with Me said...

I'm so so sorry for your loss.

Joy Beyond the Cross said...

I am sorry for this sad anniversary. I agree with Rebecca, pets leaving a very big lasting impression. I am very grateful for our 2 cats and they have definitely been instrumental in helping me deal with the stress in my life.

Praying for Hope said...

Pets have a huge impact on our lives. I've always felt that I'm incredibly lucky to have had the pets I have. They were and are perfect. I'm sorry you lost him so suddenly. It's never easy, even a year later.

Katie @ Persevere in Prayer said...

Pets are SUCH an important part of our families. They're just the 4 legged members :) Hugs!

Beth Rutter said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of Uzi. Considering our dogs are our children I know how close we can be to them and the pain of their loss is can be life changing.

Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Beth said...

We were just talking about our sweet cat we had during our IF. She died a few years ago when Madeleine was little. So sad. I'm so sorry about Uzi.

Have a wonderful time meeting your Goddaughter!

Nicole C said...

Awww...great dogs are irreplaceable. Sorry for your loss!

St. Rita's Roses said...

Uhhh..sad-thinking of you.

JellyBelly said...

God bless Uzi. And God bless the two of you!