Yesterday was our Harri's birthday! I didn't get to meet Harri. He went to the big ballpark/rabbit field in the sky before I came along but I've sure heard his name mentioned on numerous occasions. He must have been quite the bloke. Special is a word I've heard a lot whenever his name comes up.
Yesterday Mum was in her dark space. You see ... it was the first year that Harri wasn't here for his birthday. Mum spent the day in her own little world ... reminiscing! I saw tears and smiles and knew all sorts of things were going on in her head. I sat with her a lot but somehow she just wasn't with me. At the end of the day, just before going to bed, Mum checked her emails. There in her inbox was a lone email. It was from Dogster telling her there was a special gift for Harri on his page. Someone from the other side of the world ...someone that had never met Harri in person ... someone that had never met any of our family in person ... had taken the time and trouble to wish our Harri a very happy birthday. Whitley, from the bottom of my heart, THANKYOU! What a sweet Sheila you are ... you have no idea what you did for my Mum. There were tears again but for her to know that someone, from so far away, had thought of her Harri on his day meant such a lot to her. Many thanks to you and your Momma. You are the best!!
It's for times like this that Dogster was soooooooooo good! The people it helped through good times and bad. It shouldn't be taken away from us but it has been. I, for one, will NEVER understand WHY? To everyone that helped in anyway to get our new site going ... THANKYOU! We can and will, thanks to you, be able to keep helping others on all those good and bad days. From time to time I will tell you a few of the stories I have heard about our Harri. He was quite a character. Lucy too. She was truly mad.
Whitley ... thanks Mate! I know you are a Sheila but it's an Aussie thing. Male/female we are all mates ... We ARE a weird mob!!
Crikey ... it's 4am here ... Mum can't sleep! She turned her phone off but it just danced around a bit on her bedside table so she picked it up and had a look. More tears!!! Do they ever stop? She's a bit stumped for words. Zaidie ... Mate ... thanks! You too!!!! What to say .........
Mr. JackFrecklesSir! Thankyou!! You too!!!!!! You blokes .......
Happy Birthday Harri ....we will never forget you, Mate ... WE LOVE YOU.
Wanna run ... love, Charlie.