Catching up and a sad goodbye

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Hi friends! It's been over a month since I last posted on my little corner of the world wide web. So much has been going on and I have a lot to fill you in on. I spent most of June traveling for work - with trips to Hollywood FL, Atlanta and NYC.
photo I took at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, FL

At our event in NYC
I celebrated a birthday. My in-laws purchased me a vintage claw table which my husband refurbished for me while I was in Atlanta. I absolutely LOVE the outcome (and the MacKenzie Childs plates my Mom got me!). I will do a full blog post on what we did.
My Father in law and my husband redid our stairs! Ripped up the nasty carpet and replaced it with gorgeous wood stairs. This transformation was huge. Not to sound like a broken record, but a full blog post will be coming up on how we (they) did this! We are close to having all the carpet out of this house!

OK now for the sad news.........

We endured a complete heartbreak in June. When I got home from Atlanta, our Cat Boo was acting a little weird. He was breathing heavier than normal and not interested in eating. That weekend, I had friends visiting, one of which is a Vet tech. She informed me he was labor breathing. We ended up taking him to the emergency vet to find out he had fluid in both lungs and in his cavity. He had an advanced stage of cancer.....our world came crashing down. When we took him to the vet, I thought the worst thing that could happen was they would drain the fluid from the lungs and send him home with us. We had to make the extremely difficult decision to put him down.

It's been 1 1/2 weeks and I will say, while I miss Boo beyond words, each day does get easier. When the decision was made to put him down, I wanted to be no where near that building. However, my husband chose otherwise and wanted to be in the room with him. While I thought it was the hardest thing any pet owner could go through, it was the right thing for Boo. I held him while they sedated him. I felt his last breath. He said goodbye in the arms of those he loved the most.
June taught me a lot. I am a year older but feel much wiser (haha I had to). We experienced a loss that neither of us were prepared for. We both thought we had another good 5 years left with Boo. Going through this loss together made Gabe and I stronger. While I have lost multiple people in my life, including my father, he hasn't really dealt with death before. Sorry for the sporadic blog post but needed to step out of my writing funk.

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