Wednesday, May 9, 2007

My precious Winnifred

Today, my beloved Winnifred died. She was my shadow. I miss her. I mourn her. I have spent the day crying. As much as I loved her, she loved me more. She taught me what it meant to love.

When I told my nine-year-old son that Winnifred died, he responded in a way that touched my heart. He's been keeping a notebook in which he's outlined letters to spell out his classmates names. He quietly brought me the notebook and showed me the names he has done so far, one per page. Then he turned to the next blank page, slid the notebook to me, and said doing Winnifred's name would help me. So I drew her name and together Joseph and I colored in the letters. Purple was Winnifred's color.

I added a few recent photos, and this make-shift memorial was created:


I've been working on a layout of Winnifred for some time now. I've scheduled some time on Friday to finish it and will post it as soon as it's done.

Pets is a hot theme in scrapbooking, now more than ever. And because of Winnifred, I know why.

5 comments:

SusieScrapper said...

So sorry to hear about Winnifred. My heart goes out to you guys. It's so sad to loose a pet because they are like family!

Sue

Samantha said...

So, so sorry about your loss :(

Robyn said...

Veronica, it sounds like Winnifred was a very special dog and I'm sure you had a wonderful life together. Know that she is waiting patiently and will greet you again! HUGS and I'll keep your family in my thoughts. Our dogs, Macy and Chester are a huge part of our family, I'll hug them tight today.

Margie H said...

Oh, Veronica! I am so sorry to hear about your beloved pet! But I love that your DS helped you through the day...what a sweetie! Keeping you and your family in my thoughts...it's hard to loose a family member. Hugs to you, my friend! MargieH in Chicago

Rachael said...

I'm so sorry. HUGS!