I woke up this morning and did not remember right away, even though it is in my calendar with ‘repeat event for eternity’ selected. Then I opened my email and saw the reminder. And immediately burst into tears. Three years on and its still too soon for me to be able to actually celebrate Codie Rae Shepherd Day, the day you left us. You were one of a kind, one in a million. A fierce, bright spirit, blinding as a supernova. I am so grateful that fate brought you to us and that we could give you the life you deserved, instead of being relegated to a life in the backyard, or the junkyard. I am forever grateful that we shared our lives for 14 years.
Codie Rae Shepherd, you will always be in my heart.