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28 September 2020 - 10:00 am
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We get it Patricia.  The only way through this is to take it one minite at a time.  Cry until you can’t  cry some  more, then cry some more.  And you will for a ,long time.  The human mind seems to focus on anything negative itcan find when your emotions are so raw and your heart feels like it’s stopped beating.   Uou feel like you can’t  take uour next breath.  Yiur world has stopped while the rest of the world for others continues  on.

Yes, we get it.  We also get that EVENTUALLY, ever so slowly, the happy mem6 will start to creep in.  Slowly  you will smile at that hapoy memory.   Doesn’t  mean your grief won’t  continue to come in waves sometimes, but does mean your heart will soon feel with hapoy memories.   It means  that you will always feel Artik nestling  in your heart.  With each happy memory , he becomes more and more embedded in your heart and Soul.

Don’t  push it, because  it’s not possible.  Just do whatever it takes to get through  the day.  

Artik’s legacy here is furever.  The bond you shared, the joy we all had in watch him live .life fully as a happy, happy boy!  That’s  his tribute.   He already wrote it♥️

With love

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Patricia, we have been through this, and we get it. To tell you the truth I thought I understood before Brownie passed, but once he passed I knew I was no way even close to under standing the pain at the end of this journey. But as I said I would do it all over again, and would not trade the time Brownie and I had for anything, and I know you feel the same. It took me three months to do Brownies tribute. You need to take this time to grieve. The tribute will come when you are ready, and I know it will be beautiful! You wrote you wanted to stay a member of th is community and help others. Do you realize how proud Arktik is of his mom? I know he has a twinkle in his eye, and a big smile on that beautiful face!

Reach out here anytime, and you have my contact information. Keeping you in my prayers…

My Beautiful Beloved Brownie was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on February 26, 2019.  With all odds against him he lived an additional one year and eight days with amputation, love, and prayer.  I was honored to be his mom, and I have never been so proud!  He will live forever in my Heart!

Brownie Bubba Bell

04/01/2007 - 03/05/2020

"March Saint"

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