A new puppy that is playful and happy, but he can’t live up to all that I had. He never will be the hound I knew and loved.
Please, Lord, help me to love this new one. Help me to understand and appreciate all that he brings into my new life. Help me to erase some of the memories that I still hold dear. I don’t want to let it all go, but I have to remove myself from the memories if I am to be a good mother.
Bless McDermott, let me be the mother I need to be, let me love him like he has been the only one.
He deserves that.
Let me give scratches and praise like I’ve never done before.
I am still in love with my hound, but will learn to love another.