Got a friend…

I am dedicating this post to my best friend, Kim.   She lives in Kansas City and I wish she was closer so that I could be there in person to help her.  I cannot stop thinking about her.  She is heartbroken.

Just a few days ago she had to make the most difficult decision of her life.

She had to say good-bye to her beloved pet, her loyal companion of 13 years, her precious dog whom she named Pepper.  Her nick-name Pepper girl.   She was a beautiful medium size dog with short black hair and a silver face the last couple of years.  She aged gracefully however the last couple of months she has been sick off and on.  Kim & I have been best friends since we were in the second grade.  Time and distance has not changed these.  We are soul friends, soul sisters.  When she hurts, I hurt.  Both Kim & I don’t have any human children, but we both have furry children.  I am so grateful to Pepper girl for being there each and every day to be by Kim’s side.  She brought smiles & laughter to Kim, she brought companionship & loyaltly, she created many great memories for her and truly she was always by her side.  Through thick and thin, good times and bad, Pepper girl was there for her when I couldn’t be.  Unfortunately Pepper girl was diagnosed with liver cancer over a week ago.  She took a turn for the worse and Kim just couldn’t bare to let her precious baby suffer any longer.  I wish I could be there for Kim while she grieves.  I know her heart feels empty and I completely can empathize with her.    I am so angry at cancer this week that I don’t even like to type the word.  It’s one thing that it attacks humans, but it’s pretty cowardly to attack precious animals that don’t have the same opportunities like us to fight it.    I can’t imagine how Kim must feel having to deal with 2 of her best friends affected with cancer.  It is even more strange that mine is colon/liver cancer and Pepper’s was liver cancer.   Dear Lord, please keep me well, and don’t let Kim lose another best buddy to this terrible monster. 

Please take a moment and click on this link.   It is a song that I will never grow tired of hearing and I would like to dedicate it to Kim.  Please have a listen and pray for peace in Kim’s heart.

I love you Kim and I wish I could be there to hug you in person.

xo  Kar