Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Chester

Not too often, a little animal person creeps or leaps into your life, and keeps you centered.  They might be your best friend in life, but the relationship is unmistakable...they are your child.  I was reminded of this on the recent celebration of this Mother's Day.  I was missing all my mothers...my real mom, my aunt mom, my mother-in-law mom, my step-mother mom, and some others thrown in, this year.  Chester helps me get through the loss. My little Chester can't say mom out loud, but I always know what he is thinking, what he needs, where he wants to go, and which toy I need to throw at that given moment. I've never given birth to children, and am blessed with having two grand daughters through my wonderful husband's son.  But Mother's Day is still celebrated in our home, because I am Chester's mom.  He turned eleven this year, and the idea of him getting older scares me to death.  I just learned of a very talented artist losing her dear companion, and my heart aches for her.  And still, I wouldn't have it any other way.  Chester is my joy in each and every day, with his toothy grins, and constant kisses. He pesters me until I'll throw something for him when I've been working too hard, and need a break. We have a mutual loving and respectful relationship, each knowing what will make the other happy.
 Now really, isn't that what makes motherhood so wonderful ?

5 comments:

Diana said...

Such a cute post, Riki....love the picture of Chester. I am pleased that you have such a loving companion and buddy.....and you know I love Yorkies! Happy belated Mother's Day!
Hugs
Diana

shelley in bigsky said...

very well said....aaaah yes it feels soooo good to love and be loved....happy daz

Terri Brush said...

OMG little Chester is adorable! I had a little yorkie named Webster, he was my life, lost him 3 years ago and havent been able to get another one yet.. I fell your post for mothers day.. our loss's are the same! ...
Love that little chester! :)

Stephani Gorman said...

Hi Riki, Chester is precious! I have two four legged friends and I can relate. They bring so much joy to our lives and I know I would be so lonely without them! Don't want to think about that. See you soon, Stephani

diane said...

Riki! I love your picture of Chester. I didn't know you had a yorkie. He is just adorable. And, I know you love him just as much as he loves you~unconditionally!
xoxoxo