Friday, September 08, 2017

Being gracious of spirit

This week, my twins started grade 1.  It has been very exciting--and we've all been nervous.

We also learned that Harry, one of our family's beloved bird dogs, is sick with lymphoma.  He is now thirteen and a half years old, so our goal is to make him comfortable for as long as possible.

Meanwhile, some of our relatives are evacuating from Miami Beach because of Hurricane Irma.
So...Here's a distraction...because we might need one, in this time when we need to support one another.

This piece just ran in Vancouver's newspaper: The Jewish Independent.

Trying to be gracious of spirit

 Have a good weekend.  Take care.
(A picture of Harry as a young dog, at a Biological Preserve in Kentucky)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loved your column, Joanne. So very true, and very apt for this holiday season. Wish more people took the gracious of spirit view. We need more of that in this world!

Good luck with Harry. We get up every day and check to see if our 15 year old 3 lb chihuahua is still breathing. She's not ill that we know of, but is so frail now, we know we don't have much more time with her.

September 9, 2017 at 6:45 AM  
Blogger Freyalyn said...

Sorry to hear about Harry. I hope you can look after him as long as feasible, and you both enjoy your time left together.

September 11, 2017 at 6:24 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

Thanks so much, Nina and Freyalyn. I am trying very hard to keep my emotions in check as I juggle Harry's care, two little boys starting school, and all these hurricanes/news events. It is all a bit much! Hugs, Joanne

September 11, 2017 at 8:36 AM  

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