Dear Little Belle – a little lady with a massive heart and a large collection of coats!
I will raise a glass to you on this special day.
You ‘existed’ for 12 years but you ‘lived and were truly loved’ for the following 6 years. Your soul had at last found its home. Your fighting spirit knew no bounds, a warrior to the end… no barriers restrained you in life. Blindness, was not a disability to you, it helped you to discover yourself, your real you. You no longer needed to see the outside world and it’s many distractions, as you now felt it. You sensed the warmth of the sun against your skin, running free and feeling the saltiness of the sea breeze in the air, the scent of the flowers, especially the tulips, the overwhelming encapsulating love from Irene and your family, and especially just how precious life is and that life is for living!
My favourite photos of you are when you are outside being at one with nature. I will think of you dearly with a smile whenever I see a tulip or look out across the water.
You have made me value love and companionship.
Sleep well my little one