First Friday Moment

A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

“This Moment” is a ritual found on Life inspired by the Wee Man adopted from SouleMama which was introduced to me by Sarah-Jane of AlmostThere. If you find yourself touched by a moment and would to participate, post your picture on a Friday and leave your link in the comments section.

OK this is my first “This Moment” and I’m already breaking the rules – it’s going to be so difficult for me to just let me pictures speak! I’ll always want to explain them away with my insufficient words! I promise to try harder next time, it’s just brevity isn’t really my thing….and neither is photography…

Anyway, my first moment is for darling Maisy – I found her at an adoption fair 13 years ago. When I went home for Christmas this year, I  had to make the difficult decision to put Maisy down. She was riddled with cancer; she was slowly starving to death. As much as it pained my family to lose our beloved companion, it was the right thing to do for her. I snapped this photo the night before we took her to the vet. I was sitting on the sofa, quietly petting her ears. I was thinking about the choice I had made, feeling the heavy weight of it on my heart. It wasn’t until I looked at the picture later that I saw the real understanding in my little dog’s eyes – she knew my heart was heavy – and that’s what I captured, her looking at me, trying to share the burden.

Breaking the rules again – I have one more moment – a webcam snapshot of me writing This Moment.


About ermodi

i like champagne and nachos. i watch people’s mouths move when they talk to me and judge if they are a good kisser i like to write with fine-tip Sharpies because i think it makes me look confident i bite my nails i think doing the dishes is a very lonely chore i think “autumn” is the prettiest word in the English language. i believe in love – or, at least something that resembles love, but i don’t trust this idea of forever.
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17 Responses to First Friday Moment

  1. This was so deeply moving, Erin…RIP Maisy!

  2. Savy says:

    Aww a special and sad moment… Bless her

  3. jan says:

    Oh so special moment, it deserved the write up. We all break the rules on occasion. Such a sweet baby girl she was. I am sorry for your pain in the loss. The second photo is great as well, love the look on your face, it speaks volumes. ❤

  4. sulekha says:

    Moving moment…left me with a heartache

  5. Oh, Erin! ~ You got me all teared up! Deeply moving — Thank you for sharing yourself this way! Blessings, LoveXOXOX

  6. I am really sorry for your loss…God bless you.

  7. Such a very special memory and poignant moment . . . Sometimes, it’s okay to break the rules – this is one of those times, dear.

  8. Janaki Nagaraj says:

    Nice and memorable.

  9. Bongo says:

    awwwww this is so sad and beautiful at the same time…what a tribute to Maisy..Thank you for sharing this…..As always…XOXOXOOXOXOXOXO

  10. Sili says:

    So sad. And so beautiful. I lost my Sheba in ’08 to cancer as well and you did the right thing. I wish I’d done it earlier, to be honest. I love this picture. Thank you for sharing it.

  11. It is so difficult to make this choice when you are faced with it. Thank you for sharing your experience.

  12. David Smith says:

    So sorry for your loss, she was a beautiful girl 😦 I understand too well the pain of losing a beloved friend as my blog was started after the passing of Erin. Hopefully in time your sorrow will lessen and your heart will began to heal. Blessings!!!

  13. John Coolvart says:

    Very touching. RIP.

  14. melissa says:

    Your blog is so fashionable. I have missed out on a lot of your posts though. Anyways, it’s a good start with your first Friday moment.

    Dogs are the most sincere creatures I’ve seen. You’ve captured that in your image.

  15. T says:

    so sorry to hear about Maisy. poor girl.

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