Everything reminds me of you.

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Dear Ally,

I was scrolling across my newsfeed on Facebook and saw a video about a dog and it made me cry. Anytime I watch a video about other animals, it hits me in the heart. This one was about leaving the dog all alone at home for long periods of time. It made me happy to think about how I stopped that a few years before I lost you. It made me sad about not having something with easier hours prior to those last few years so that you never had to be alone.

We can't all not have office jobs, but we can choose to put family first and work regular hours. I'm glad I never left you alone for long periods of time. I couldn't wait to get home and walk you. I couldn't wait to load you up in the car and take you to the park. You were my everything and my best friend.

I miss those long walks a lot Ally. I miss seeing you light up when I grabbed that leashe. I miss having my big red right next to me. Oh man, do I miss it. I miss the excitement you had when I came home and how you'd run in circles and stampede. The way you could light up my heart when you looked into my eyes.

In life, we will have very few deep and meaningful connections with those we come across.  I'm so very happy that one of the most meaningful connections I have ever had was with the most beautiful creature in the world. I'm so grateful it was with you. I love you Ally. To the moon and back. Always and forever.

Love,

Mom