How Levaquin Tried to Kill Me, but I Fought Back

I have a very serious story to share. I’ve put off writing it for a number of reasons: fear that writing it down gives it more power or permanence in my life, fear that the story isn’t actually over, shame that I allowed this to happen at all, especially given what happened to my dog…

An Unexpected Lesson in Gratitude

A pill bottle sits next to my laptop. The label is fading. The dispense date is June 2006. A prescription for 15 pills. Canine pills. For Holly, collie mix. The pills are Deramaxx. This afternoon I decided to clean out the medicine cabinet. As I filtered through the medications, checking expiration dates, I came across…

An All Too Familiar Ache

I can’t believe I’m actually writing this post. Howard, our puppy, had distemper. This past weekend, we had to put him down. And now our family is once again dealing with the heartache of losing a pet. Unbelievable. It’s been an exhausting and emotional week. In the midst of it all, I’ve been doing a…

Howie and The Unbearable Cuteness of Being

Well, we did it. We got a puppy. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know this is kind of a big deal, given our journey over the last year. Because we bought this little guy from a rescue, we’re not certain what kind of pup he is. We suspect he’s chocolate lab…

One Year Later: A lesson in faith

It’s been a year since Holly died. And my heart still hurts. I miss her so much. The Sunday after she was gone, we went to church as usual, even though I didn’t want to get out of bed much less get dressed and go anywhere public. I had no interest in the service, the…