Photo by: My Dad :)
I arrived in Seattle yesterday morning and spent the day with my family. I have been really nervous about coming back because I don’t remember being in this house without Barney…
Whenever I came home, we were attached at the hip – he slept on the bed with me for goodness sake! So, you can imagine my apprehension as to how I was going to feel and react walking back through the door to a home I love so much but that is now missing such a vibrant part of it all, which was Barney.
The day started off well, of course there were some emotional ups and downs, which was to be expected, but after catching up with my parents, unpacking, napping, making dinner together, going for an evening walk and finishing up the day with a glass of rosé out on the deck, we finally truly began the healing process together.
It has only just begun and I know I have a long way to go, but it felt so amazing to just sit outside in the summer air and watch video after video on my phone of Barney doing some funny thing that continuously had us bursting out laughing.
It felt so good to just laugh. And for a moment feel like he was right there with us. I know he will always be with us wherever we go, but it felt so therapeutic to sit together as a family and reminisce about him, honor him and share all the things we loved about him. Animals are truly amazing, how they can touch your life and make it better, don’t you think?
Anyway, thanks for reading and supporting me with your sweet comments as I go through this. You guys are the best. I’m looking forward to snapping some outfit photos with my Dad this week so stay tuned for more fashion content soon! xo
P.S. To see more from my trip home and if you want to follow along on a daily basis, follow me on Instagram and Snapchat (user name is mystylepill).