Thursday, September 29, 2011

Because Sometimes, Life Calls for Madonna







"I got to save my baby, because he makes me cry. I got to make him happy. I got to teach him how to fly. I want to take him higher. Way up like a bird in the sky. I got to calm him down now. I want to save his life. And I know that love will change us forever. And I know that love will keep us together. And I know, I know there is nothing to fear. And I know that love will take us away from here. 


Sometimes it's such a pleasure, sometimes I wanna tear it all down. It's easy to be lazy and hard to go away from the crowd. I know the road looks lonely, but that's just Satan's game. And either way my baby, we'll never be the same. And I know that love will change us forever. And I know that love will keep us together. And I know, I know there is nothing to fear. And I know that love will take us away from here. 


In the blink of an eye everything could change, say hello to your life now your living. This is it, from now on it's a brand new day it was time to wake up from this dream. I know the road looks lonely, but that's just Satan's game. And either way my baby, you'll never be the same. And I know that love will change us forever. And I know that love will keep us together. 


And I know that love will change us forever. And I know that love will keep us together. And I know, I know, there is nothing to fear, and I know that love will take us away from here."

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Time is Precious

So as some of you may know, our dog Indiana has cancer. It's a type of terminal cancer that most big dogs, like yellow labs, get as they age. It's not something I ever thought I've had to deal with and it has put a strain on me and the Viking. Where all the laughter used to be is now full of questions like, "How's Indi?" "How are her gums?" "Did she poop?" "Did she eat?" Our time apart and together is focused on keeping this dog happy and pain free until it's time to say our goodbyes.

While we try and make time to go out to dinner and do things alone together, my mind is always focused on Indiana and how she is doing.


We cancel requests to hang out with friends, rethink events and happenings that keep us away more than 2 hours from the house, and we've put a stop on having fun in more ways than one.

But it's really all okay because one day we won't see her face, feel her soft fur or hear her bellowing barks. One day she will be gone and until that, if we have to sacrifice what once was our daily life, then that's what we do.

I'm sure it's hard for other couples going through this with a mother, father, sister or brother or other relative. How do they manage the stress? How do you include fun when you know something/someone you love is in a slow decline?

While Indiana is doing well right now, eventually that will all change. I just hope we don't.