Today would have been Riley’s 7th birthday. I miss him terribly, HOWEVER I choose to celebrate his life today. I truly believe God’s hand was in that situation. Riley never warmed up to Carly and I feared that he might hurt her one day. It was strange that he never took to her because he loved kids. He was the biggest, sweetest Bear. As much as I miss him, I am so happy to have had the joy of being his dog mom for 6 years. He brought me so much joy, comforted me with big Bear hugs, kept me warm in the cold, and made me laugh countless times. I miss him, but I love Carly more. I’m thankful for God’s protection of her. Today, I reflect on the wonderful things Riley’s life has brought me. I’m so blessed.