My son , who is in the Army and now deployed overseas for a year was here with his family for 6 weeks. It was absolutely wonderful to have them here and to be able to spend some much needed time with him before he left. He had come in hopes of being able to take care of getting his dad back and forth and through the surgery before he left , but it was not to be. That being said we did so enjoy his visit and we did make a lot of good memories that will keep us warm on those cold days of winter ahead. We got to spend a lot of time with our grandson who is two and get to know him , as this was really the first time we had spent with him since he was born. Since my son is in the Army they were stationed in Texas and he was not able to gain leave to come and visit until this summer before he deployed for a year and this is his second tour. We are so very proud of him and what he is doing to help protect our country , our freedom. I can only hope with this mother's heart that time goes by quickly for us and for him and that he will come back home to us as healthy and as whole as the day that he left. I miss him every day , and I wish that he did not have to go, but I know that this is something that he needs to do and that he is proud to do.
So summer is gone, and the leaves are turning , the wind is becoming cooler, and the fall colors that I so dearly love are returning , if only for a brief time . This is with out a doubt my most favorite time of the year. I love the colors, the fresh cool air , and lowering temperatures . I love the sound of leaves crunching under my feet and the sounds of the owls who seem to come at night so close to our home in the woods here. I love that quiet, slow whooo whooo through the empty branches in the quiet darkness that surrounds my little home at night. It just seems so comforting to me .
There is a bright spot to my days now. Back this summer my husband and I found someone on line that had saved a little yellow puppy from a life of abandonment and from an unsure future at the pound which is where he was headed ,but given a reprieve thanks to a kind soul. Anyway , this kind man took him in knowing that the life of a single person was not what this tiny boy needed, so he posted an add for him and we happen to see it and I fell in love immediately!!! He said that he thought is was a Golden Lab/ Golden Retriever mix and when I saw him the first time , I really doubted it . His name is Jake, and when I got him he was only 3 pounds and about 6 weeks old. He was so tiny that I thought there was no way he could be a lab, why labs are so MUCH bigger at 6 weeks. I have seen a lot of labs and he was much too tiny.................. that is what I kept telling myself. This is Jake when I first got him at what we think was about 5 or 6 weeks of age.
Well needless to say the last thing I needed was another puppy but I can say without any doubt in my mind that he has been the most wonderful, easily trained and so delightfully happy go lucky since the very first day we brought him home. He is growing by leaps and bounds , he is now 5 months old and the most awesome growing pup. He is my constant companion and I would be so entirely lost with out him. I know that he will be my protector, my best buddy and keeper of secrets forever and I know that I did the right thing that day when I brought him home, and I know that he is forever grateful every time he puts his head in my lap and looks at me with those big loving brown eyes. This is Jake at 5 months and I will update here as he grows.