Saturday, March 16, 2013

Enjoy Today

Hello friends, I want to share a CAS card with you as well as some other sad news; I have been quite sad this week.  We had to put our 8 year Boxer, Jesse down this past Wednesday. Unfortunately, I have had to deal with death several times this year.  I choose the sentiment, "enjoy today" I have come to know how important it is to enjoy today, we are not guaranteed tomorrow!  We found out at the end of January Jesse had cancer, I know you cannot replace animals but for the last 16 years I have had always had a boxer; sometimes two(I totally luv this breed). I contacted a guy at the end of January to enquire if he had any, he said no and I thought no more about it.  Jesse kept getting worse and we knew the time had come, we took her Wednesday.  I was totally shocked when the guy I contacted in January contacted me Thursday to tell me he had a litter of Boxers and they where born on Wednesday, I knew we had to go look at them.  We went today and have decided on one, her name is Lexi and we will be able to bring her home on May 8.  We cannot replace sweet Jesse and even in our sadness we look forward to bringing Lexi home!

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25 comments:

Janet said...

Teresa, I am so sorry to hear about sweet Jesse and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. What a blessing that the guy called you so soon - God sure is amazing :) Love your card and the sentiment is perfect.

watercolors said...

Teresa, so sorry for your loss of Jesse.
My how God works and now you will get Lexi to cushion your loss.

As you say, Jesse cannot be replaced but you can share your love with the new little one.

Lou at LouStudio said...

So sorry Teresa. What a beautiful dog Jesse was.

Marisa said...

Oh Teresa...HUGEST of cyber ((HUGS)) to you!! SO excited that God was a step ahead of you and a litter was born in just the prefect timing for you to get a little Lexi! Can't wait to see pictures of her.

Angie said...

Gorgeous card! One of my all time favorite color combos! I love the gorgeous lace you added! I am so sorry to hear about Jesse. I had chills though when I read the next day you received a call about adopting Lexi! Our 11 year old cat had to be put asleep a short time ago due to illness so I am thinking of you!

Lydia Fiedler said...

Oh Teresa - I'm so, so sorry about Jesse. They never leave our hearts, and saying goodbye to them is so hard. Jesse lived the best life a dog could live - safe, and loved. He'll be waiting for you in heaven.

And I'm so happy Lexi will be there to help you heal your broken heart.

You are in my prayers - I know things will get better for you!

Hugs.

Wanda Cullen said...

God has perfect timing in His will! Sadness is followed by hope...we always have hope! Love the card!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, T! I,m sorry to hear about Jesse! It's always so sad to see our furry friends go, but what a remarkable story about Lexi. Such a beautiful card and a great reminder!

Karen Day said...

So sorry for your loss, Teresa. I'm glad that you have Lexi to look forward to. Take care.

Bridget said...

Teresa, I have tears in my eyes as I write because I know your heart must be hurting so much and because you've been through such sadness this year. Please know you're in my thoughts and I'm glad you can keep creating such beauty through your sadness!

Petra Swart said...

Teresa, I'm so sorry to hear about Jesse and at the same time so happy for you for Lexi. I'm sure she will bring you endless joy and help heel the wounds. Do post pictures of Lexi when you get her - would love to see what she looks like.
Thanks for sharing another beautiful card.

Craftystamper said...

So sorry about the loss of Jesse, but happy about Lexi. Love your card, especially that bit of lace. Thanks for joining us at SFF this week.

Kelli Hull said...

Oh Teresa! I totally choked up reading that... Jesse was a BEAUTIFUL Fur Baby! Our pets ARE our kids, even those WITH kids! They just curl up and create a warm place in your heart! I am SO sorry for this wave of sorrow hitting your family! Things are getting brighter Teresa! Lexi is proof!

HUGE Hugs!!!

kj

Lynn Mercurio said...

I feel like it's a sign, Teresa, that some healing is coming your way. I believe that God knows what we need, and things work out not my coincidence, but by His design. I'm sorry about your beloved pet's passing, but am hopeful that your new puppy will bring some joy back into your life. You SOOOOO deserve it!

{{hugs}}

Stacey Schafer said...

so sorry about Jesse! hope you find lots of joy with Lexi:)

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our CAS challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, awesome!

Sarah Gough said...

So sorry to read of your loss Teresa *hugs* I hope the new addition to your family will bring lots of joy and slobbery kisses!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh Theresa you sweet thing... I am so sorry to hear about Jesse. Can't imagine how hard that had to be for you. Many hugs sweetie, and I will say a prayer for you!!!

Deb said...

What a beautiful card! I love the ribbon and the large jewel! And what a beautiful boxer! I am sorry for you loss. Thanks for sharing at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

Tammy said...

beautiful card! love the bling!!

Tamie said...

The pattern paper is wow and the lace ribbon is eye catching, not to mention the fabulous bow with the bling! You make clean and simple look very easy. Love the distressing too. Thank you so much for sharing your fantabulous inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Patrice Herrera said...

I too am so sorry for your loss. I feel your sadness as I just lost my furry friend in November. There memories will always be with us.
Thank you for joining us over at SFF this week, your card is stunning! I love all the attention to detail!

Jennifer Weide said...

Very pretty card-love the bling! So sorry for your loss! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Frenzy Friday this week!

Sasha said...

Hello Teresa,
Thank you so much for your kind words on our loss of Cookie.
I am so, so sorry to hear that you lost your beautiful girl, Jesse around the same time. Love her sweet photo :)

It's lovely to know that you will be getting a new puppy. I'm sure we will eventually do the same. But it was such a shock to loose Cookie as she had just had her check up and we were told she was in good health.

Sending (((hugs))) and I hope you will share some photo's when your new fur baby, Lexi arrives xxx

Laura said...

This photo reminds me of My boxer soo much, I miss her.And I miss having a Boxer. I understand you can never replace a furry friend. But im happy you found another cute Boxer. So adorable. Im sure May 8th couldn't come any faster. Enjoy!!

Laura