Monday, July 5, 2010

Hope Springs Eternal

Hope springs eternal in the human breast...

Meet Boston.

Boston is a 5-week-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

He will be joining our family in September, and we are so incredibly excited!

Boston, pictured here being kissed/bitten by a sibling, is a ray of shining hope for us.
The pain of this day, today, my original due date with angel baby Blueberry, has been softened and soothed by the joy and happy anticipation of this sweet little boy.

It's one of those stories where, when you look back, you know it was God giving you a break.

On Saturday, I wanted to send Kiki's breeder a new photograph of her, as I sometimes do, but couldn't seem to find his email address. So I went on his website, and there they were....a new, adorable litter of puppies.
Our little Boston!!
(We've named him after the city we fell in love with last autumn.)

Boston....our ray of sunshine!

xoxo country girl

p.s. thank you all, SO MUCH, for your words of comfort and encouragment!!!


  1. Awwww!!! He's absolutely adorable!!! I am so excited for you (and what a cute name)! xoxo ♥

  2. awwww he's just a lil munchkin, how gorgeous and a companion for kiki sounds just ideal, not you have a second book to paint, the adventures of kiki and boston. Seem slike God sent you a sign and a breath of fresh air. Well done, so happy for you. xoxo

  3. Yay for the little ray of sunshine Boston! Bless his little cotton socks, he is so cute! Nathan, Poppy and I were all reading you email and bed this morning and were all oohing and ahhing over him :) Poppy actually tried to lick his photo! We are all so happy and thrilled for you, Ramon and Kiki. The four of you are going to have a wonderful life and everyday will be a beautiful adventure.
    Lots of love

  4. You are just going to LOVE having two Cavaliers. Tri-colours are just so gorgeous too. Now you will have two little companions to go scouring through the woods with. Can't wait to see you taking him for his first walk with Kiki.

  5. What a sweet lil boy! Boston is such a nice name.
    Oh Dawn, I've been thinking of you as this day has approached.
    I know nothing can take away the pain of your loss, but I am glad that you have this sweet lil boy to focus on.
    Sending hugs your way.

  6. Dearest Dawn,
    How very happy I am to learn of the new little Boston who will be joining your family. He looks like such a sweetie and I think Kiki will dearly love having a new companion as you all frolick through forest, field and stream together.
    I have never posted here before, but I have been faithfully following your blog for some time. Please know that I pray for you as you go through the places of shadow and I rejoice with you as the sun shines gloriously upon you.
    A while ago, I saw something on another blog and I thought of you. Until now, I have hesitated to share this with you, not knowing if it was the right thing to do, the right time, but I am inspired to do so now.
    There is a wonderful woman, Lisa Leonard, who makes the most beautiful, hand-created jewelry. In March, she wrote about a lovely necklace she has created which she dedicates to all the dear, loving mothers whose arms have been left empty. She calls it "marked by love." She also tells the story of the special lady who was her inspiration. If this is something that you would like to learn more about, dear Dawn, please visit and her posting from March 16, 2010.
    I wish you and your lovely family all the peace, joy and love in the world.

  7. Oh, I am so happy for you Dawn! Boston looks like such a cutie! He is going to add so much joy to your lives. Congratulations, you must be so excited to add him to your family. His name is perfect and so appropriate. XOXO

  8. Oh, he is so adorable, Dawn!! And like he could get into a world of trouble with your sweet Kiki! I am thinking of you today and sending a big hug!! Love, Silke

  9. Hi Dawn, and hello to Boston!
    He's such a gorgeous little thing. I'm really looking forward to seeing he and Kiki tumbling through the fields and swimming in the river!
    Thinking of you today.
    Best wishes

  10. oh my! he is just darling.

  11. Hello Dawn.
    Congratulations!! How strange that I stumbled upon you today. I found you through a Birmingham blog I follow (my city in Alabama), and then I find out we both love our Cavaliers!
    Kiki is gorgeous, and all your photos are beautiful. Thank you for sharing your life and allowing people all over the world to feel kindred connections because of shared love.
    Hope you are having a sweet season as well.

  12. Wonderful news! Boston is too cute! He'll add joy every day in your home. Congratulations!

  13. Hi Dawn,

    I'm thrilled to read about Boston coming to join your family. Dogs are such joy-bringers, and they fill a special spot in our hearts. Kiki will have fun showing him the ropes! Know that you are in my thoughts this week, and my prayers. Be gentle with yourself, and remember that many are thinking of you.

  14. Dear Dawn,

    Congratulations on your new little puppy. He is soooooo cute. You'll be counting the days til September. I think it's a wonderful idea to give Kiki a little companion to walk the beautiful countryside with and snuggle with when the days turn cool. Love his name too! So very happy for you.♥

  15. Dawn..he is just adoreable and I would love to give him a big cuddle & ((hug)). The name is so cute..Boston..I love it!!

    Have a blessed day...knowing in a few months you will have a sweet addition to your family!

    xoxo Gert

  16. how very very very very very adorable.

  17. Oh! He is adorable! Kiki will have a playfellow and a new addition to the family for everyone! Bless his little soul! xxx

  18. Wonderful news!! We can't wait to see more photos of adorable Boston!! Congratulations!!

  19. Welcome Boston,
    to the family den!
    Cant wait to meet him in 'person'...

  20. Ah, Boston. Cute name and very cute pup.

  21. he's beautiful and not only am i excited to read all about your adventures with him & kiki -- but so thankful he found the best home ever as well! You all are going to bless each other - and walk this journey together...continuing to love, grow, grieve and make it through each day. ><>

  22. oh puppy. oh sweet dawn. love comes in so many forms.
    all the best to your precious (growing) family.
    ♥ lori

  23. A lovely post for marking little blueberry's wouldbe day, and little Boston's promise for the future!

  24. He's so cool! I lub him.

  25. What a precious little redemption! I hope Boston brings relief to your pain. And I hope LIFE comes full circle for your heart, mind, and body soon...

    Thoughts and prayers are with you as you continue through this season of your life.

  26. Hi Dawn,

    Boston is absolutely adorable and I love the name:). I can't wait to see photos of B&K taking their daily strolls. I'm glad that he'll bring some joy to an otherwise hard time for you & Ramon. He's a little cutie pie, for sure.


  27. Boston is adorable!
    I was thinking of you on Monday but there was no internet connection where I was. You'll have your miracle, the same way I had mine!
    Got your card today. So sweet! Love it! Maybe we can do it again. I sent five similar little packages and got enormous amounts of happiness by doing this.



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