Yesterday was a very, very sad day for me. My husband and I had to put our sweet dog, Sadie, to sleep. She was a part of our family for 16 years and I can’t yet put into words how much I miss her. When I am able to write more about how much she meant to our family, I will. But today I’ve just felt empty.
When I woke up this morning I walked over the spot where she used to sleep (in the middle of the hallway!) and have started several times to let her out back. I can almost here her little feet on the tile floor and her scratching at the back door to let me know she’s ready to come back in.
Not really knowing what to do with myself…I made a prototype of the ornament I’m going to contribute to the Jesse Advent Tree project I’m doing this year. A group of 25 friends have gotten together and we each drew a day of advent (December 1 – 25). Using the symbol of that day – we will each make 25 ornaments (one for ourselves and one to exchange with each person). When we are all done, we will have 25 different ornaments to open each day of advent along with a bible verse to read and reflect upon. I’ve done this before and decided that I’m going to give my set as a present to someone very special to me.
This year I drew the 24th of December – an angel. I used some techniques I learned at the mixed media art class I took while at Spark.
Sadie was my angel.