Believe, Don’t Give Up! (Dedicated to My Mom)

Time moves slowly, yet rushes by in a heartbeat.

Or, rather, it keeps on moving, long after a heart beats its final beat.

Today marks the one year anniversary since my mom’s heart beat its final beat in this world.

I miss her so much, especially as the holidays approach.

Memories- of the good times, along with the most heart-wrenching, agonizing moments- come flooding back with a vengeance.

It’s almost unbearable sometimes.

Words may be failing me lately…

Yet my mom managed to sum life up to perfection in one of her own blog posts:

Believe, Don’t Give Up!
By Souad “Sue” Battista
(a.k.a. Tink the Belle)
From Playing by My Own Rules

For every downhill battle, there will be an uphill victory.

For every backward tread, there will be a forward initiative.

For every letdown, there will be contentment.

For every tear, there will be a smile.

Sometimes what seems to be the end, could be just a beginning.

Life is full of endless detours and turnarounds.

Giving up is not an option. Never was, never will be.

My beautiful angel mom.

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle”. ~Albert Einstein

Bigly Bestest Road Trippin’

@thebiglybestestdoggie: Just came back from my very first road trip! Momma and Daddy said I was a very good boy the whole time. Can’t wait to share my adventures with you all soon!

Traveling in style!

~Happy Tuesday, friends!~

Bigly Bestest Thanksgiving Feast

@thebiglybestestdoggie: So excited for Thanksgiving! Heard my Grammie and Grandpa are planning to prepare a yummy feast! Hopefully someone will remember to sneak me a bite or two. And really, who can say no to this precious face?

Don't mind me; I'll just be strategically chilling under the table.

Don’t mind me; I’ll just be strategically chilling under the table.

~Happy Tuesday, friends! Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with happiness and fun times with family and friends!~

Bigly Bestest Lap Doggie

@thebiglybestestdoggie: What do you mean I am not a lap doggie? How can that possibly be? I mean, look at me!  I am a doggie… and I am also sitting quite comfortably on Momma’s lap. So you see, I am definitely the perfect lap doggie!

The best seat in the house is always the seat somebody else is already sitting on!

~Happy Tuesday, friends!~

Bigly Bestest Hostile Takeover

@thebiglybestestdoggie: Well, isn’t that just outrageous? This giant plastic ball had the nerve to take over MY beanbag! Along with that, it took my favorite book! This is definitely no ordinary ball. Wonder if this mutant got so big by eating all my yummy treats… well, peace was never an option!

Sorry, but in this case, sharing is definitely not caring!

~Happy Tuesday, friends! Special thanks to my youngest son for his help creating this week’s Tails ‘n’ Tweets post! ~

Bigly Bestest Reading & Wrestling

@thebiglybestestdoggie: Remember how Momma told me to go read a book instead of licking the floor? Well, guess what? I found Youngest Owner’s wrestling book, and thought I’d try out a few moves. Right now I’m working on mastering some fancy new submissions. Momma is gonna be so proud of me!

So left paw goes over the left leg like this…

~Happy Tuesday, friends! You just might be looking at the future Doggie WWE champion!  Haha!~

Bigly Bestest Devil in Disguise

@thebiglybestestdoggie: It’s almost Halloween, and I am so ready! Momma says I’m the cutest little devil she’s ever seen. Oh, and guess what? It’s also my second Tails ‘n’ Tweets anniversary! That’s right; it’s been two amazing years since I came along and joined (and unintentionally took over) Comically Quirky!

Who’s ready for a devilishly good time?

~Happy Halloween, friends! And thanks for joining Jett on his exciting adventures! You guys are the best!~

Bigly Bestest Bookworm

@thebiglybestestdoggie: I like to lick floors. And trees. And lots of other random objects. But Momma says I need some different hobbies. So she suggested that I read a book. I’m pretty sure she probably meant eat a book, though. I think that would make so much more sense, wouldn’t it?

Check out my exciting little book collection!

~Happy Tuesday, friends! Isn’t it great how books bring great joy to humans and doggies alike? Haha!~

Bigly Bestest Glorious Shadow

@thebiglybestestdoggie: Who is that majestic beast walking alongside me? He looks incredible! What? Really? It’s me?! Wow, I look so fierce! So utterly magnificent! Although I do also resemble a goofy hyena…

Well hello there, you stunning beast!

~Happy Tuesday, friends!~

Bigly Bestest Helpful Companion

@thebiglybestestdoggie: Just another lazy day, lounging around and thinking about what else I should be doing. I guess I could help Momma with laundry. Or maybe I could empty the dishwasher. Ooh, wait! I know! I bet Momma would just love it if I made dinner tonight! Yes, that’s perfect! 

Not all doggies are lazy, ya know!

~Happy Tuesday, friends! While I would indeed be thrilled to not have to worry about dinner tonight, I’m not sure the kids will be too enthused about being served puppy chow. Haha!~