Today a package arrived in the mail. Ryan said I was supposed to open it. There was a card inside, made from a picture of my Chili Dawg- the picture that I used for the tripawds calendar. It was from my mom, dad and Ryan. Underneath the card were two packages. The first package held a coffee mug, with our last picture as a family on it. Taken the weekend before Chili Dawg crossed the bridge. It also had a picture of me and my Chili Dawg on it, just laying in the grass together. I began to cry. As I opened the next package, the tears came much faster. My mom, dad, and Ryan had taken the picture of my Chili Dawg and had it turned into a blanket. A beautiful fleece blanket that I can now wrap around me. I miss my Chili Dawg so much that it hurts sometimes, and I know that’s silly because I have two beautiful children that love me and I love them so very much. And now I’m crying like a baby while I type this too. Anyway, here is a picture of the blanket they had made for me. The words say: “To love and be loved, life’s #1 happiness”. Thank you, Mom, Dad, & Ryan. It means more than I can say. I love you guys.
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