Losing a family, friend, lover or pet is a terrible thing that can happen to anyone. It is a phase in our lives which we do not wish to experience. If we are all given a choice, surely not one of us would wish our love-ones to die before us. However, the passing of a love one happens for a reason (whatever reason that may be). We do not need to understand it. We just need to believe and trust in the Higher Power as He knows what is best for us.
In all honesty, I have a hard time dealing with the passing of a loveone too. It is never easy. Just two days ago, while I was at work my cousin informed me that our 13 year old dog passed away at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. The news caught me off guard. He was just fine when I left him earlier that day. But sometime around noon, my cousin said that he had a hard time breathing and his mouth was foaming. They took him to the nearest vet hospital but our dog passed away before they reach the hospital. I am grateful that my boss is kind enough to send me home early after seeing how distraught I was. For us, he was not just a dog. He was family, friend and brother rolled into one.
We buried him next to our other dogs. In honor of his death, we also planted Snowstorm Giant Snowflake on his grave. The graves of our other dogs also had Snowstorm Giant Snowflake on their respective graves. This type of flowering plant is not hard to grow. Even beginners can grow this type of flowering plant without any problems. This plant does not wilt easily as well. Furthermore, since the Snowstorm Giant Snowflake is an annual plant, he will have flowers all year round. Somehow, seeing this flowering plant grows and bloom all the time bring peace to my heart. I only hope and pray that wherever he is right now, he is happy and at peace.