Saturday, January 12, 2008

Four years full of love and joy

I'm finally writing this. After a good Christmas & many visits from family & friends, Sophie's physical health took a big decline on new year's day. Although it didn't seem that Soph was suffering too much, she was showing weakness & discomfort on that day & somehow I knew that this would be our last day together (at least in the physical furry-wagging kind of way). We cancelled all our plans and stayed home with Soph all day - just hanging out & being together. In the evening, we decided to watch a movie in bed (so we could be near her), and any time one of us would leave the room, Soph would raise her head and look at us as if to say "where do you think you're going" Just before 10 pm, I had the feeling we should turn the movie off & that Sophie needed us. Maybe it was intuition? Maybe Sophie was communicating this to me? In either case, Steve and I listened. And we were petting Sophie & talking to her as she peacefully slipped away from her body, into the Spirit World. Steve told her beautiful things & I chanted yoga prayers for a safe journey. It was an amazing & graceful experience for all of us, including Wooly & Patch, who were both there in the room, helping in their own way, i'm certain. She was exactly four years old (to the day Although we miss her physicality, we know she is with us, and up to her usual tricks! Early the other morning, I went into the was still pre-dawn & I was looking out the window, saying "good morning Sophie!" which she responded by turning on the lamp! (this made me laugh with delight!!)). We are all learning how to be without Sophie in her doggie-form, and how to be with her in her spirit-form. Wooly and Patch are adjusting quite well. Thank you everyone for your prayers, support, and love. I know that Sophie receives them all.


laish said...

Good-bye, Sweet Sophie. We'll miss seeing you in 108 Mile but know you'll be there in spirit (& maybe there's a little bit of you still in Pee Gee?)

Thanks for sharing your journey with us, Leah & Steve. We hope you're doing well - Wooly, Patch & Sophie's spirit are probably helping you navigate this time. We like seeing all of you smiling at us from the photo on our fridge.

Sending you lots of love,
xo Laisha, Aaron & Jonah

Linda Seid Frembes said...

Leah & Steve,
I am sorry for your loss. I hope you will continue blogging. It helps the soul. And there is an entire network of people out there who have been through the same loss, and can help you through....

Best wishes,