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Welcome to poorgirl and a dog.

I am a Mom of 3 precious kids and a sweetie pie Labrador, Sadie Rose. I was 29 years old when my youngest son, Owen, died of SUDC in December 1998 at 14 months old. Walking around his funeral I heard the whispers. I remember the one word said over and over that poor girl. In one split horrifying second my heart was severed forever. There are no words powerful enough to accurately describe what it feels like to lose a child. The only word close perhaps could be annihilation. After Owen died I struggled with depression and Bulimia. I literally survived the best way I could. When you're grieving a loss, whether it be death or a broken relationship it is incredibly difficult to muster up the courage when you feel completely gutted. Most often we need someone to help us find our brave. For me life cruelly moved on after Owen's death but I have found overwhelming joy in our beautiful memories & watching my older children grow. I have found that grief and joy walk hand in hand as very close friends on my journey but now I have company.

At my side is a friend who protects and carries my heart.

She gives me strength to face my fears and silently with just a glance encourages me to live life passionately, running full speed, chasing adventure filled with gratitude for each day we are given together in this very short life.

I really am truly blessed, my heart is open, and I want my life to be a reflection of that.

Thank-you for visiting our site.

poorgirl and a dog xx

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