With her enduring expression of love, I began each day smiling.
snorting, she arrives bedside
many morning kisses
understanding, unconditional love, and acceptance;
our communication, a language all our own
showing me I can love again.
Looking into our eyes, we saw beyond our hearts, sharing an amazing life
“I see you!”
I said to her so many times.
The tender touch of her nose on my face;
training together, constant companions
her expressions, her voice, her sounds, her touch, her thinking.
Embracing everything that made her her
the love of my life, a gift from God
absolutely and always the best
a blessing beyond belief
gifts given of devotion, happiness, love, joy.
Beside beloved Bella as she took her last breath
peace and healing now hers,
honoring our commitment, her spirit soars!
Arrival in heaven
now with God, her creator, the one who made her so special
separated for a time.
A lap ride for her first time and last time home;
my aching heart cries out!
grace given by God.
Our heavenly reunion awaits
moments become memories and
with her enduring expression of love, I begin each day smiling.
Leesa A. Wheeler
March 1999 ~ July 2011