I have been putting off writing this post for quite a while.  It will not be an easy task and may be the most difficult post I ever write, but it is time to move ahead with my story.

January 5, 2007

January 5, 2007

In March of 2007, at the age of 14, Twinkie passed away unexpectedly.  Holding her in my arms as she took her last breath is a moment that I will never forget.  I vividly remember every detail of that frozen moment in time.  No words can express what I was feeling as I cradled Twinkie’s small body and struggled with the realization that my life was forever changed.

For more than two years I could not talk about Twinkie without tears in my eyes.  As time passed I found that it became easier to remain composed when sharing a memory of Twinkie’s life. But even now, almost six years later, tears stream down my face as I write about her.

The grief I experienced after Twinkie’s passing was unlike any pain I had ever known.  I vowed that I would never have another pet because the thought of going through such absolute heartbreak again was unbearable.

Twinkie was my best friend. I cherish the time we shared and know that we will be together again someday.

     January 6, 2007Long Beach Island, NJ

January 6, 2007
Long Beach Island, NJ