Tuesday, February 14, 2012

happy valentine's day

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Happy Valentine's Day...
I am having a bittersweet day today, today is Rocky's birthday.  He has been gone for 4 months.  Is that possible?  I still miss him so, I always will.  When I got him, I thought it was so funny he was born on Valentines...and almost named him Valentino...so glad I didn't!  It wouldn't have fit him at all...Rocky was the perfect name for his comical personality.

My Valentine treated me to something very special, his words...from his heart, written in my card.  I nearly melted.  I love him... My big ole' Oil Field man, is not a mushy, romantic type.  So this was a special treat.  We don't always celebrate this day in a special way, usually just cards and sometimes dinner out.  This one was special...and for all the right reasons.  I hope your day, was equally blessed and a loved one touched your heart...or you touched someone's.


  1. Hi Kathy, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  2. Oh Kathy...my heart is sad reading the first part of this post. I am so sorry about Rocky. I know how hearts can ache so painfully over this kind of loss. Time heals, yes, but It's still fresh for you, and I wish I could say something to make you feel better. HUGS! Will that help a little? Pretend I'm giving you a great big ol' hug.

    And, your big oil field man sounds like a good one for sure!! Those rugged, hard working, hides-the-sentimental-side types are the real gems. We can depend on them. We lean on them. We know they are our "rock" in a storm. I am so happy you had a nice evening with the hubby. Our life is still wrapped up in the kids, so It's crazy and hectic, but I look forward to just "me and him" one day. Front porch rockers, that's what we'll be.

    Lots of love my friend ~ xo

  3. Kathy, thank you for the sweet comments on my blog. Holly is a sweetie and very special to me. I spent some time looking back through your posts to find out more about Rocky and to learn what happened to him. I am so very sorry that you don't have him any longer. I understand exactly how you feel because the reason I have Holly is that I had to have another dog to fill the hole in my heart from losing the best pet I've ever had. I have had many dogs through the years but none like my Molly. She was not a pretty dog to most people but she had the sweetest personality you could ever ask for. She loved me and wanted to please me and made certain I knew she was around. If I was sad she knew and wanted to sit and be with me. She was 8 years old and passed away a few hours after major surgery to remove acorns that had lodged and torn her intestine. She was silly about eating practically anything and acorns were one of those things that I was not able to keep from her. I was so depressed and sad and although it has been about 4years since she died, I still cry at times missing her. So, my heart goes out to you at this time. I always say that I'm glad God gave us the ability to love as much as we do but with that comes tremendous pain as well, sometimes. Rocky was lucky to have you as his Mom and I'm sure in his doggie brain and heart knew that. People wonder if our pets will be in heaven when we get there. I know of nothing in the Bible that says they will but I know He is a loving God so I think they will be there for us. Sorry to be so long winded about this but when I read how much Rocky meant to you I just had to tell you that you are not alone.-------Shannon

  4. I too got some very heart felt words in my card that was waiting for me when I got up yesterday morning. Not only was the words on the card special but the hand written ones filled my heart with joy!!! Sometimes time gets away from you and you don't always tell your spouse things like this but when they write them in a card it reinforces your bond and commitment to each other. I also give him a card and write in it..

    I know Sweet Kathy how you felt remembering Rocky's birthday and I so had you on my mind yesterday even with all the things that were going on with me. These dates are hard, no getting around it. I have a date coming up too...Feb. 20th, the day I lost my dear Sweetpea. We remember these dates because of all the love we have for them and how dearly we miss them. We will always remember the special time we had with them and the impact they had on our lives. We can't help ourselves our love runs deep..xoxo

  5. I lost my George, my 20 pound, completely black, big bundle of love 5 years ago and I still miss him. He was and always will be the best cat I ever had. Hugs on your tender kitty-missing bits.
    Glad the Man worked some Love magic to make the day special for you anyway !
    Hugs !

  6. It will get easier, but not forgotten. Hugs, Mary