Monday, July 6, 2009

German Shepherd of Women

We always had German Shepherd's or some version of a GS mix growing up and without exception they were the most loyal dogs! One of their downfalls though was when it came time to leave them- whether for a couple hours or a couple days. We always would arrive home to find the food bowls overflowing and the dogs moping around waiting for our return. They refused to eat, sleep, drink or live while their family was away.

This was pretty much my weekend. Well maybe that is a slight exaggeration. I did eat. :) But I was so MOPEY with Eman gone. I really really wanted him to go- I am so glad he went and had a great boy's weekend, but man did I miss him!!! I could not fill my hours up enough to stop thinking of missing him so I just gave up and moped around the house not doing anything.

So whether that is loyalty or just selfishness I am not sure. What I can say is how much my life intertwines with his and when he is gone- I unravel a little bit. He gets home tonight and I am SO happy!


Sources of Joy said...

I think it's sweet, even if it's a teensy bit pathetic (this is the pot, calling you black). I also think it's about 89% pregnancy. It does things to your head when you've got a little one growing in you.

Jane was just reassuring me that my certainty that my plane will go down at the end of the month, widowing Aaron and abadoning Abby, is exactly what she felt when she traveled alone with a growing Jakey inside. I think God made us a bit like a German Shepherd because it makes us fiercely loyal to our family, even when we don't "feel" like it.

Take heart, and enjoy the 2nd trimester reunion, if you know what I mean. ;)

Emmanuel said...

I'm back home...... :)