Leah Would Go

Eddie Aikau was a Hawaiian lifeguard and surfer known for doing the impossible. He's credited as saving hundreds of people in Oahu's Waimea Bay by swimming out for rescues with waves upwards of 30 feet. The words "Eddie Would Go" became part of the local culture branding his no fear attitude and resilience. 

Leah is my Eddie, and she left us yesterday morning.

For years I've described how Leah saved me. From the moment she was brought home, she changed my life...she made me grow as an adult. She made me better.

She was and will always be my Spirit Sherpa. Leah was my best friend, and my most constant companion for almost 12 years. No matter how long I had with her, it will forever feel too short. I am incredibly grateful for all of the time spent and the memories we shared. We traveled to 16 states, and left the country together. That's pretty good numbers for a big pup!

Part of me is missing, and our little family feels so much smaller right now. My tears encapsulate how I feel more succinctly than my words can. Luckily these words were given to me:

For the Both of Us

As long as I can,
I will look at this world for both of us,
As long as I can.
I will laugh with the birds,
I will sing with the flowers,
I will pray to the stars,
For the both of us. 
As long as I can 
I will remember how many things 
On this earth were your joy, 
And I will live as well 
As you would want me to live 
As long as I can.

Sascha - from Winters

❤ March 2006 - January 4, 2018 ❤




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