I was in foster care from age 5-9, and the family that did adopt me is no longer in my life. Going from home to home and not having a sense of security and unconditional love is hard, to say the least. I felt a bond with Lyle, sharing a similar background of unsteadiness and feeling unwanted. I promised myself, and him, that I would give him the best life I possibly could…I wanted him to live fully, have adventures, have fun, feel safe and taken care of, but most importantly, feel unconditional love. The funny thing is, I never knew how much he’d do that for ME. This little guy has changed my life. He filled a void I didn’t even realize was as big as it was and helped me heal in other ways. He has shown me what real love is, and he has given me so much joy in the darkest of days. I never thought I’d love a dog so much but he is my everything, truly, and we have created our own little family together. Each day I’m grateful for the opportunity to be his mom and I don’t take it for granted.
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