Izzy became our family 14 years ago. Little did I know that she would be one of my best RA treatments. She laid on my knees when swollen to care for me, pushed me to move each day, walked me through fears of RA, my dad’s death, my children’s childhood/teens, and much more. Somehow, she always knew when I hadn’t yet worked things out in my heart and mind and pushed me to walk further.
For 14 years she has been integrated into my life from the time I woke up until we both were sound asleep. I loved hearing her breath at night and for years, when she needed me at night, she came to the side of my bed and quietly “talked” to me. She always sensed that others were sleeping.
She has taught me life lessons that I needed to know. She has made me a better human and will be missed dearly.
Thank you to each one of you who, since I started writing in 2008, has taken her into your heart. #myforevertoddler