One thing I’ve always promised you since I started this blog was to remain genuine and authentic. So, when something personal is going on in my life, I feel it’s only right to share that with you as well.
If you follow my Instagram account, you already know that this past week my dog passed away. When I first got Liat almost 14 years ago, I knew that one day I would have to say goodbye to her. That being said, I always thought that somehow I would be able to take such good care of her that that day would never come.
Unfortunately, that day did come. Through this heartbreaking ordeal there are a few things I’ve learned. The first, is to share with others what is going on. Friends, family, colleagues, even strangers were so thoughtful and willing to be there for me. They rallied to support me both while Liat was sick and after she passed.
The second thing I’ve learned is to accept the level of grief that you feel. Liat was just as important to me as a family member and losing her shook me to my core. I literally had to rely on people to help me stand up and get through basic functions after she passed. I never apologized for the deep despair I was feeling and never hid my level of sadness.
The third thing, that I’m in the process of trying to learn myself, is that it will get better with time. Right now it seems impossible to imagine that there will be a day that I wake up and don’t feel profound sadness, but I know slowly over time it will happen.
I will always love Liat and she will always hold a special place in my heart. She was the most well natured, kind, and loving dog with the sweetest personality. I feel honored that I got to share so many years with her and I will always love her with all my heart.
I love you Liat. Thanks for being the best friend I could ask for.