Tuesday, August 5, 2014

the last post

My brother in law brought it to my attention on the weekend that I have not written a blog in over two years.  And at first it nagged at me….why did I start something that I didn’t finish?  But as I thought about it over the weekend, I came to the conclusion that I was okay with it.  Sophie is now 7 ½ years old and still dances with butterflies with the heart of a puppy even though she has gray in her muzzle now.  Finding Sirius was a wonderful way to document many lessons I learned about life, relationships, and myself from Sophie.  I still learn from Sophie every day, but as I have found new hobbies and interests that I spend my free time on, I no longer feel compelled to document all those lessons.  Life is fluid…why shouldn’t a blog be as well?  I will be publishing all the posts and pictures into a book for myself that I will cherish forever as it tells such a big and important piece of our journey together.

Blogging made me a better writer, a better photographer and introduced me to some wonderful people around the world…and for that I will forever be grateful.  To each and every one of you who was generous enough with your time to read a post, to leave a comment, to follow Finding Sirius, I thank you.  I wanted to write this last post to send out that heartfelt thanks to all of you and to give a proper ending to something that has meant so much to me.   

Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky and is also known as the Dog Star.  I named this blog Finding Sirius because I knew, even in the early days, that my Sophie would be one of the brightest highlights in my life.  And I think it’s fitting that we end our blogging days not with the sad post about her passing that I had always dreaded writing, but rather with her light burning brighter than ever.  As my life continues to shift and change around me, she continues to be my steady companion, my buoy during tougher times and my dance partner during the wonderful ones.

So with that, Sophie and I will sign off. One final word of advice…let dog love permeate every aspect of your life and your heart…it will change you in ways you never expected and take you amazing places.