A Short Story : The Story Of My Life

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I always knew that one day, my worst fear would be realized....yet when it did come, I was no where near ready to accept it.
I understand psychologically that every one and every animal dies... that's life. But, the heart only feels loss and pain when someone to whom you have given your life to, dies. I say someone as though I'm speaking about a person, but, I speak of Gizzy, my 13 year old adorable long-haired Chihuahua, who to me, was every bit as much a fun-loving, heart-beating, personality-filled happy-go-lucky human being.
I don't know what it feels like to lose a child but I can only fathom that the pain I felt and continue to feel is a close second to that. I could not imagine my life without my son in it and I'm finding my life without Gizzy at times, overwhelming even after 6 months.
Gizzy passed away on April 20, 2017 and my life has not been the same since. At first, I could not function – at all. Richard, my love, had to pick up the pieces of life around me even though he himself was hurting from the loss.
Richard wanted nothing to do with Gizzy when I first met him but, as was the personality of this little being, he captured Rich's heart in a way that completely changed him forever. The love they had for each other was deep and every bit as mutual. It was at this time that I understood why I loved this man. He completely got me.
Gizzy had had a bad year. We knew he had a heart murmur and he was taking medication to help his heart function better but when

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