One Year on Without My Poppy
My beautiful Poppy. I cannot believe that it has been 12 months since I knelt on the Vet's floor beside you, telling you how much I love you, as stillness and Peace came upon you. I miss you as much today as I did on this same day last year.
I pray and hope that you are happily playing with a "dollie" or a ball, or even chasing birds - or their shadows. You were never a threat to real birds! Panda and Kangaroo sleep on my bed now, and Gorilla, Skunky and your other bears miss you thoroughly washing them too.
Oh Poppy, you opened my heart with your Innocence, your Loyalty and absolute Love for me, your Humility and your Joyful antics. The lessons that you taught me are far beyond priceless and are buried deep in my heart.
Known only to me are the tears tonight. They seem never-ending. I know that when I see you again, my tears will be so, so joyful and we will play and play and play just like we always did.
There's a song "Because you loved me" - I played it on the way home from work tonight. Poppy, I'm everything I am, because you loved me.
Thank you, my beloved Poppy, for making me a better human.
From your mammy, Joy. xxxx