Kian, Sher, and Cyndy - thank you so much for indulging me. Emma most certainly did have a profound impact on my life and my heart. She was the only one who was there when I was most alone, and always made me smile.
Sher, I have no doubt that she hand picked especially Oliver for me, and I think my sweet Sally had a "paw" in selecting Henry. The two of them were a team ultimately, like Oliver and Henry are now. I'm so blessed to have had the good fortune of loving such wonderful dogs.
At a time in my life when I thought it would be just me and Emma forever, I was truly content. When she had to go, it seemed far too soon and I felt like I never had the chance to really mourn my loss as it was Easter Weekend, and Elliot's 2nd Birthday. I had already discovered Cavaliers, but was denied the ability to have one to fill the void for Sally and myself at the time. Oliver has been that bridge which is a mighty load to bear for one wee boy. Now that his health is precarious at best, and it's been 14 years, I think that at some point the circle will be completed.
Emma brought me such joy, and I only hope I gave her as much in return. Every day, in every way, I honour her memory by loving another.