Milo Mondays // Week One

Our sweet baby has been with us for one week now, and although I'm not entirely sure how long he will be with us - whether it is another week or whether he grows old with us - he will always be our baby Milo. Our little soldier man who has hardly whined through everything he's been through in the last week is taking everything as it comes and playing through it all.

I really feel like a fool for falling so much in love with this little man. We knew when we brought him home that it was far too early for him to come with us, but we now realize with certainty that he would have died before we were even able to bring him home based on the condition he was in. Some would consider us stupid and ridiculous for going through with it… and that is fine. In the end, as much sadness as we have endured in watching our little man become more and more sick, we know there have been more times filled with happiness - puppy breath, snuggles on the couch, giggles when he would hop around outside, and so much more. We are human and we are attached to something that has brought us so much joy in such a short amount of time - especially following Ronnie's nine-month long deployment and plenty of days spent apart from one another. We aren't able to look at our situation from the outside in and tell ourselves that what we are doing is a waste of time, money, and effort. 

There is one thing that we aren't wasting - and that is the love that Milo has given us and the time that we have been able to have with him.

Regardless of the outcome, it is this that we know to have been true all of our lives. It is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all. 

And boy, do we love him...