Gibson: Celebrating A Very Special Dog on His Birthdate
Today will always be a special day in my mind and in my heart as it is my beloved Gibson's birthday...what would have been his 17th. And those birthday parties? Oh, how much fun we had! Gibson's birthday was right after Christmas so birthday pics and ice cream cake for all FiveSibes to enjoy in front of the tree just seemed magical. Now looking back, or "flashing" back, I am so happy for those wonderful memories and making their birthdays so special. When I would pull out the bone-shaped cake pan to make their ice cream cakes, they knew it was a party! As soon as they heard me open the cabinet, all five would come running into the kitchen woooing with Gibbie doing his excited hip-hop dance! There was just so much joy spent with them. And Gibson was such a large character~both in size and in personality~you just had to smile.
Flashing ahead a year now to a fun video from Gibson's ninth birthday in 2015 and the "party" (like we had every year) that they and I always enjoyed! All now precious memories for this FiveSibesMom's heart for little did I know that was to be his last birthday with us as he passed 11 months later. Although he was diagnosed with epilepsy shortly after his third birthday, Gibson never let that stop him from loving life! He truly was an inspiration. Gibson's big yet gentle polar bear pawprint will forever be on my heart and he will forever be my spirit animal.
“A life lived in love will never be dull.”
But, today is a day of remembering him and celebrating Gibson's life. And that party, well, it was a great one and I know he took all these loving, fun life memories with him on his journey to eternity. Hope you enjoy this birthday video! I know he would have loved for you to have been there!
💛Memories are visits for the heart 💛