Thank You

I wish to speak to you about Eko, but sorrow continues to choke the life out of me. In this moment I can only draw enough breath to howl a pain older than words.  He who gave me my voice is gone,  so I must roar and cry until I learn to speak again.

I do not know when that day will be, but there are two words which cannot wait.

Thank you.  When Eko died, my heart broke. With each message of shared sorrow and support (and I read every comment/email/post at least twice), those pieces broke again. Until at last I was left holding the ashes of my heart. But the tighter I held that dust – made of pure love – the more it slipped uselessly between my fingers.

I cannot keep this heart. It is gone. Instead I send its ashes across these digital winds to every one of you who showed such compassion and kindness in my time of need. Please hold each piece in your own hearts to remember the love Eko shared. I can only offer this simple gratitude, but it is all that I have left to give. Thank you.

83 thoughts on “Thank You”

  1. No one knows the excruciating heartache of losing a dog; until you’ve experienced it yourself. Sadly to say, I have experienced it 3 times in my life. The last one was the worst; my Stella was my world and to lose her at 8 was devastating. She was my Echo. My husband and I still talk about her; what a great dog she was and how she was taken from us too soon. No matter the age, the loss of a dog is devastating. We have 2 new dogs; Ginger and Walter – whom we love very dearly, but they are not our Stella. A friend from work turned me onto you your blog, and I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your videos. They brighten my day! You have a beautiful family; so much to be happy and thankful for. The pain gets less as time passes, but never goes away. Keep doing what you’re doing and keep us updated on Penny, Zero, Lincoln and Emily.
    Thank you for everything you write and post!
    Barbara Richie


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