Sunday, January 12, 2014

A New Beginning!


Hey Kinder Friends,
Well maybe this is not so much teacher related but it is related to a new beginning and new beginnings have been on my mind a lot lately. I could not resist to share my new year blessings and my blessings come in a pair!
And to those of you who know me well you had to know this was coming...two! To start the new year with two new puppies has been a blessing of all sorts. What once was a calm and peaceful home is now just a bundle of puppy joy! We have all had some time to bond with them and going back to work for me knowing these little guys were at home wasn't easy. But the best part is that we all look forward to coming home and having them greet us each day.
I have never had a puppy of my own...never! I have had many other critters but never have I had my own puppy. I now have two...sigh. They are the cutest little black and white and white and black six week old Chihuahua puppies I have ever seen. They are brother and sister. And what I told my family is just between you and me... I said we were going to drive across Texas to...look at A puppy. I don't think they noticed when I threw the dog bed and blankets in the car before we left. I was pretty swift. My husband fell for the just looking ploy before when he drove me to IKEA only to leave with a truck full of stuff so I thought maybe this time it would work too. I tried to convince myself that I was just looking too. The truth is that we had just lost our beloved family pet that grew with us and melted our hearts for most of our family life together...we were all heartbroken to say the least. We cried tons of tears and at times we wanted to close our hearts and never have another family pet...ever because it hurt too much to see her go. I knew I would cry and I knew it would be hard but I had no idea how hard it would really be. We loved our dog CiCi through it all and we did every possible thing we could to keep her with us...
As we drove to look at puppies we had a chance to talk as a family. Before we arrived to meet these two we had a new understanding about love, loss and loyalty, maybe each of us with our own perspective. We had big enough hearts to open them up again and love something new even knowing the pain and sadness we had just felt. We had some car time to let it all soak in. But let me tell you when we saw these two...who in their right mind could choose? And just like that we left with both to begin our new year! And I am happy to say our new family of five is doing just fine.  

3 comments:

Jeannie Partin said...

oh seriously - those puppies are just TOO cute!!!

Kristin said...

I am IN LOVE!! Oh my word.
And I love their names!!!

Marsha McGuire said...

Oh my goodness I could totally eat them up they are to die for . . . sooooo cute! Congratulations Laral.
Marsha
A Differentiated Kindergarten

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