Love Day

Happy Love Day! Today is the (Hallmark) holiday of telling the people you love that you love them. I'm going to encourage all of you to do that every day, whenever the mood strikes you!

Honestly, today is a very difficult day for me. Two years ago I lost the littlest love of my life, my sweet doxie dog, Ms. Heidi Lane. She would have sold my soul for a sandwich but she was always down for a snuggle, she would loyally lay with me for hours when I wasn't feeling well, and I would be remiss if I didn't mention her today.

Lanie was absolutely fearless and she was the ultimate "If I fits, I sits" kinda gal. She never met a lap or a pile of blankets that she didn't love. Her, Cornelius, and I were the most amazing little family and Cornelius and I miss her very much, every day.

We had our ups and downs and there are moments that I still feel guilty about but I know that I gave her everything she could have ever needed and wanted...minus an 8 course meal (she was a bit of a foodie!) I still have most of her stuff and still can't bring myself to get rid of any of it. With the Baby on the way, I will find myself thinking about how I wish Heidi was still around because she was so good with kids and she would have been the ultimate snuggle buddy. I miss her very much. It's not surprising that she would pass away on Valentine's Day since she took a piece of my heart with her. So in true Heidi Lane fashion, The Hubs, Cornelius, and I will be celebrating Heidi's life by ordering a large pizza and eating it ALL!

Heidi loved to come to work with me so she could get all the scraps the kids would throw down! One of my favorite things to do was to knit her colorful sweaters. The girl loved to be comfy cozy!

I do want to take this opportunity to say I love each and every one of you. Thank you for reading, for writing, for participating in the Love of a Little One community! It means so much to me and I love you all for it. Today, and everyday, I hope you wrap your arms around someone you love, hug them close, and remind them how much you love them.