I’ll start with the bad and finish with the good. Better to sign off with a good feeling, right?
Last week, we had to put my sweet baby Lily McAliley (if you don’t know how to pronounce my last name, it’s Mac-a-lily, so Lily Mac-a-lily) to rest.
She had been sick for several months and after multiple visits to the vet, we finally found out that she had mass in her stomach. I immediately knew what that meant. The dreaded “C” word. Cancer. But after several tests, we were told that it looked like just an inflammation. But they wanted to do one more, surgical biopsy to be sure.
We dropped her off early in the morning and looked forward to picking her up the following day. Except that just a couple hours later when we received the call. Turns out it was cancerous and it was much worse than anyone had anticipated.
We had three options and, unfortunately, only one would end her sickness and suffering and take her to a happier, healthier place.
It was devastating! She was my Christmas present. Our first baby after hubby and I got married. She was the runt of the litter so she was teeny tiny. And she stayed teeny tiny, except that she was a little fat.
She was the best! And she was only 8 years old. Lily, we miss you so much! (BTW, that’s Little Man #1 at just 8 months!)
Okay now on to the good news. Actually, some GREAT news!
That’s right! We are building a house! Well, we have just purchased land in which we will be building a new house! I’m so freakin’ excited! My own house, from the ground up! Even better, I can’t wait to share it, step by step, here on the blog! It’s going to be so much fun! Yay!!
So that is my news, both good and bad. I know I will receive some big hugs following this post and I want to thank you all in advance!