MY BEAUTIFUL PUPPY, PEYTON!!!
On January 13 we had to put our beloved 11-year-old collie down, and my heart broke into a zillion pieces. Then three weeks later, my precious mommy went to be with Jesus. Since then, I have stayed very busy and kept my mind over-occupied with finishing Tender Vow the book releasing in September, and gearing up for starting my next 3-book series. Staying busy is important when dealing with private pain. I'm not saying you should sweep it under the rug, just that dwelling on loss doesn't accomplish a lot, tends only to make you sadder. So, I choose to keep my mind and body occupied.
I also got a new puppy!!! I blogged about this awhile back and even posted some pictures of my beautiful, mostly white, boy named Peyton (found him on Super Bowl Sunday; thus, the name Peyton after the infamous Peyton Manning, Indy's quarterback), telling about his long journey from Florida to Michigan--thanks to my darling hubby, Cecil, who brought him home after finishing a business trip.
In the almost six weeks since he came to us, he's grown taller and heavier. (He's going to be a big boy, since at 6 1/2 months, he's probably got a good four more months of growth to go.) He's made a great adjustment to our family, and we love him to pieces. Here're a few pics of him!