This week has been a hard one, but it has made us realize that when one of us is hurting or needs support, we all rally around one another and that makes us stronger. It simply reminds us that we are more than friends, we are family! Jim and I are a lot alike, we both have dogs instead of kids. Those pups become our children. Jim had to let one of his babies go yesterday and it affected us all. Lexi, Jim’s oldest, had a wonderful life with him and loved him more than anything. Honestly, she loved everyone and only wanted a good belly rub. You see, this pup was special. She was thrown from a vehicle and left for dead. She was one lucky girl when Jim Laird happened upon her. He showed her what love truly was and gave her the life she deserved to have! I love him more for that! Lexi, was a pitbull, and I am sure you all know the stigma behind these dogs. She changed many minds on what a pitbull really is!
I know this has nothing to do with fitness or powerlifting, but sometimes there is a need to talk about more. About being there for each other, supporting one another, loving one another, holding a hand, or wiping a tear. That’s what this phenomenal group is all about! Being there for each other, in good times and bad, whether it’s watching one another hit a PR we have been striving for or losing something or someone we love. Family, that’s what it’s all about! I love these people, each of them, despite our differences or lifestyles, these are my sisters and my brother. Their support and willingness to be there for me makes us family. I thank God for them everyday! This one is for you Lexi! R.I.P SWEET GIRL, you were so very loved! Jim, we love and adore just in case you didn’t know….