Precious Little Pearl
by Mary Elly
(Santa Clara, California)
Her name is Pearl. She was a part of my life, sharing everything from car rides, foods, vacation trips, groceries stores (sit in car waiting, of course), retail stores, trips to the beaches (Santa Cruz, Monterey Peninsula, Santa Monica....cannot count all) to those quiet and relaxed moment at the parks.
We shared the sunshine, the cold and wet days as we shared the fun moments when I returned home from work at the end of the day.
I asked myself many times when she was still around: "What do I do one day without her?" I did not have an answer yet before she left me, fast and unexpected, from a fatal disease that ended her life at 9 years and 11 months exactly. Her birthday is March 23, 2003, and she passed on February 22, 2013 before noon.
I love her so much, and I know the pain will remain for a long time. She stays in my heart forever.