Being a person who loves intensely and has difficulty letting go, I really did not have closure with my dog's death. Part of me still held on for all those years.
Last week my youngest son was visiting. The thought entered my mind to ask him to take the ashes to a final resting place at his childhood home. That same day, I watched Joel Osteen. He spoke about moving forward in life and letting go of the ashes from our past. Coincidence? No, I don't believe so.
My beloved dog's remains have arrived at her final resting place in the countryside that she loved so much. My son took the ashes, which allowed me to let go of the past. Closure ~ and I am doing alright.