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Joy: From the Ground Up

For Good Reason May 12, 2015

Filed under: Man's Best Friend — Wiley Schmidt @ 8:31 pm

All right, all right, I’ll admit it. I’m a little hurt. A lot hurt, actually. At least I was until I better understood what is going on today.

Today. May 12. The day when, for the last five years, we have celebrated my birthday, has all but come and gone with (almost) no recognition from my forever family. There were no presents. There was no birthday ice cream cone I always get. There was only a brief mention by mom this morning as dad left for that place called work that it was my birthday. Cue some extra love from dad. And a little extra love from mom throughout the day.

But I know my family and the day is now almost over. And nothing.

In most other situations I might consider letting this bother me as it did for the majority of the day. This is not a normal situation. This is not a normal day. Standing Strong

I figured that out after mom returned from a quick unscheduled visit to her doctor with news. “It could happen any time now,” she told dad, Carter and I. I’ve known she’s in pain. I’ve known she’s been struggling to do basic everyday tasks. But this somehow managed to take me by complete surprise. Dad too, for that matter. Carter carried on as he usually does, running amid screeching giggles throughout the house.

It hit the three of us then, in that moment, the truth we’ve known but somehow felt unreal until now. This is happening. There is going to be a new little person. Soon.

Mom cried. Dad got quiet. And I stood by, opting to set aside my prior disposition toward the day. They need me now more than ever. I know they love me as well as I know I will get that ice cream cone eventually. Sometimes special things get rescheduled to accommodate life. And that’s okay. Because this is life we’re talking about. And that’s worth shifting things around for.


4 Responses to “For Good Reason”

  1. KDKH Says:

    Good luck to you all!

  2. I’m sure you will get the ice cream cone… maybe a little later and you still have the love of your family, that’s a wonderful gift too. Hugs and all crossed fingers and paws to you and your furmily.

  3. That ice cream is in your future, Wiles. Sometimes humans get wrapped up in themselves. I shared an ice cream cone with Mom yesterday, so I celebrated your birthday for you! Yours is coming. Happy birthday, buddy.

    Love and licks,

  4. utesmile Says:

    Wiles you can teach others a lesson , you are so understanding and just super! All the best for your family and the new addition soon! Take care of mum Wiles! And to you from me Happy Birthday and an extra super hug and snuggle!

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