Once at the top we took some time for photos and to take it all in. There were lots of people, but there was a calmness. It felt incredibly peaceful. Then an eagle flew by.
The way down took almost as long somehow, but at the end I'd felt like I had climbed a second mountain. After my l'il Suzy-dog died two weeks ago yesterday, I've been going through the motions. I've had to go to work, visit with family for Christmas and just be alive... but none of it felt right. Today, when I reached the top of the mountain, it was the first time I've felt connected back to the world. I felt like I could make it through the sadness. I know there will still be tears... there already has been, and there will continue to be. But when I saw that eagle fly past us, I could see Suzy's beauty in the world. She's now a part of nature and I will be always be able to find her amongst the trees and forests and beaches. I wouldn't have thought of her in that way, but my husband Rob told me about how he was able to see her beauty a couple days after she had died. I was starting to get worried that I never would see it because I've been trying to find her since then, but couldn't... until today.
And today will be the first of many more... so thank you girls (and Saru) for being a part of it.
Feel free to click through the photos below to see our adventure... yes, there's a lot there, but I know Heather and Shannon will want to see an many photos possible of their pups! And yes... I've even captioned some of the photos.
To listen to a song Rob wrote and recorded in memory of Suzy, please click here.