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1/7/11

Strength

I don't go to church, and I don't read the bible, but I do believe in God & right now I believe he is trying to help us grow and become stronger. We have a very long road ahead with deployment literally right around the corner and I think God is testing the strength of our marriage and showing us that together we can overcome anything. 


The last two weeks have been a nightmare. Christmas leave started on the 20th and so we left for Texas with our two dogs on the 21st. From Virginia Beach to San Antonio is a 29hr drive without stopping at all. We left around 7pm and we got about 5 hours down the road when our car broke down on the highway about 10 miles from the nearest town. It took about another hour before we got a hold of road side assistance, and then another hour after that before a tow truck arrived. when we finally got settled into a hotel for the night it was about 2:30am. we were exhausted. We found an auto repair shop about 2 miles away from us so hubby decided to drive the car over since it was still working a little. He got about 1/10 of a mile away when it completely gave out, so he waited another hour for a tow truck to arrive. When he finally got there they said since our car is a Mini Cooper which is a BMW model they didn't have any of the parts in stock so they would have to order it, and due to the holidays it wouldn't be in til the following Tuesday.


We spent two more days in that hotel before we finally gave up and rented a car. We were wasting time that we should have been spending with family. It was now Christmas Eve, and $285 later we finally got a rental car. We drove straight through for the next 24 hours and finally made it safely to Texas. We had a great Christmas and things were starting to look up!


We forgot all about the car and started to relax. Four days after we got to Texas my husband's little brothers went out in the backyard to play where their parent's three Labradors are kept. Now my adorable little Yorkie Mojo who loves to be curious and follow everyone decided to follow them out the back door. Since Bear, the male Lab had never met him he didn't take to kindly to it, and he immediately attacked. I heard him screaming so I ran out the back and saw the chaos as all the boys were tackling Bear trying to get him off. Mojo finally broke free and took off running toward me, but Bear got him again. When Mojo finally made his way into my arms I could tell he was hurt badly. He couldn't breathe. We RUSHED him to the vet clinic where I used to work and I was terrified. They immediately took X-rays & decided he  needed emergency surgery. He had a torn thorax and God knows what else and after an hour long procedure he finally succumbed to it. I have never missed a dog so much before. He was literally our baby. We spent the rest of our time in Texas without much more tragedy, then made our way home. our house is so empty without the little pitter patter of puppy paws running around. 


We have only a handful of days left at this house, til it feels like the whole world will fall apart again. After everything we went through I just waned some time to relax and enjoy being in my husband's arms before he leaves, but we can't even do that. In between him working all day & packing up our house at night there isn't anytime left for anything else. We are both exhausted.


24 comments:

  1. Oh sweetie! It is always hard to lose a pet, especially when they are like your children. Hopefully, we will link up before you leave.

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  2. Anonymous1/07/2011

    I'm so very sorry for the loss of your fur baby.

    :(

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  3. I'm so sorry for your loss :( Hang in there, I will be thinking of you!

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  4. Oh my goodness! I am sorry :( That breaks my heart.. God is definitely not only making your marriage stronger but you stronger as well. I hope things start to look up for you and your husband!

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  5. I am so sorry that you all had such a rough time and for your loss. I hope some much needed peace and strength coems your way.

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  6. I'm so sorry for your loss. This made me tear up a bit reading.
    Keep your chin up, because things will always get better.

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  7. I'm sure little Mojo is in doggie heaven with a huge bone right now. Sorry for your loss!

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  8. I wish there was something I could say to make the pain of your loss go away. Loosing a pet IS like loosing a family member, I hope things start looking up for you soon!

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  9. awe!! im so sorry! :(

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  10. This post has me in tears. I am so very sorry.

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  11. I'm so so sorry about your pup darlin' :(

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  12. I am so so sorry for your loss. R.I.P Mojo =(

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  13. awe this post broke my heart for you guys. i am sorry for your loss, and that things were sooo trying.

    i hope very much that the sunshines on you guys soon.

    thinking about you and your husband

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  14. I am so sorry. That had to be a terrible experience.

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  15. i am crying for your sweet little mojo! poor baby! I understand how a pet is part of your family, i would be devasted! i am so sorry about the car trouble & everything else. i will be praying for you & your husband, that you are both strengthened & comforted.

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  16. I am so very sorry for your loss hun.

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  17. Awww! I am so sorry Doll!

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  18. Awww I am so sorry hun I know how hard it is to lose a pet. I will be praying for you and your husband.

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  19. wow girl i am so sorry to hear of all the hardships you have had to go through recently. I am glad that you are staying strong. You will be in my prayers i really hope things start looking up and that the sun will shine through your cloud.

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  20. I'm so, so sorry to hear all of this, Mrs. G. My heart hurts for you. I know that Mojo is physically gone, but he'll always be in your lives.

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  21. I'm sorry about your baby :( and I'm sorry it's been a rough couple of weeks. I hope you get the time you need <3

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  22. I'm so sorry Marie.
    I wish there were more I could say to make things better at a time like this.

    Know I am always here if you need me, and I always will be. I know packing and spending time with Lorenzo is your main priority so I will just say this... I'M GOING TO MISS YOUUSSS!!!! :)

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  23. I'm so sorry to hear your trip home didn't go as planned and even more sorry to hear about Mojo. I know this is late...but I still wanted to let you know. :(

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  24. I'm so sorry about your dog.

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