Thursday, October 9, 2014


Back in June my Mom's friend became a grandma, but her little boy Peyton went to heaven shortly after his birth to live with the angels and his big sister.  Many of you after hearing her story sent her a card just letting her know you cared.  Yesterday, Mom got this letter in the mail.  We are sharing it with you now.

Dear Friends from Deb's (Stella Rose) Blog,
 Just wanted to send you our sincere thanks for your caring thoughts and prayers during this very sad time in our lives.  It was so kind of all of you to send the wonderful cards.  We received cards from the West Coast to the East Coast and everywhere in between and from as far away as Canada and England. 
Update on our daughter:  She is still going to PT 2x a week in Iowa City which is about a 2 hours away but is beginning to show improvement in her walking and speech.  We are still waiting to hear more about her eyesight.  She is very sad about the loss of Peyton but dealing day by day.  Deb and I go back a long way (1st grade) and she has helped me thru some tuff times.  They say you never know when you're going to make a friend....but you always know when you've found a great one!  Deb is one of those and I am so glad you have gotten to know her (and the pugs) thru her blog.  I showed her my treasure of cards and she was proud of all of you for responding to our need.
Just think how many friendships began when a little pug named Stella found her way into Deb's heart.  We tend to be Yorkie folks but I have a very special grandpug who is blind.  While I have no grandchildren living here on Earth (yet) I do have 8 granddogs ranging from a Yorkie to a Mastiff.
Our hearts are broken....Our arms are empty..but our memories and your thoughtfulness comfort us.  Thank you so much.
Peyton's Family


  1. What a wonderful letter from your friend, Deb... and she's right, you are a great friend! Who would have thought Stella would start all this!

  2. thats a really great letter and it should be shown to anyone who says that the virtual community and socializign online has weakened human friendships.

    Retro Rover

  3. you are the bestest friend ever and to have sucha friend is a gift

  4. Friends in need are friends indeed. Say no more. Hugs from across the pond.
    Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. Our very best friends are the ones we have met through blogging, and we count you as one of our bestest friends. Your friend is so lucky to have you by her side
    hugs and love
    Mr Bailey, Hazel, Angel Greta & Mom

  6. What a beautiful and well worded letter. We agree with what Molly the Wally just said. It is SO true.

  7. Were so happy that so many people are part of the healing of their hearts! It was a beautiful letter, and so heartfelt.

  8. So very thankful for your friendship with Peyton's family and also so thankful for the generous, loving hearts of blogville friends. As you pour out your love to others, you receive it back again.
    Hugs, Noreen & Hunter

  9. Typical of Blogville to reach out to help someone in need.

  10. What a truly heartwarming letter
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  11. Thanks for the follow-up. That was a beautiful letter and we thank you for allowing us to help your friend in some small way. You are a TRUE friend!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  12. Oh how beautiful. Deb, we are all lucky to have met you.
    No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  13. Friends are the BEST, aye?? What a beautiful letter!!

  14. Typing through leaky eyes...what a lovely letter! Friendships like these are so beautiful - even through the 'ruff' times.

  15. What a beautiful letter! And what a beautiful heart you have to care so deeply for your friend and her family. Hugs.