Welcome back to hippylip!
It’s been awhile, and although I don’t typically share my personal life on my beauty blog, I feel I owe my followers an explaination.
It all started with a beautiful vacation…..
In the middle of February, my husband and I went to the Dominican Republic and we had an amazing Valentine’s vacation week courtesy of our children. On the very last day, my husband fell and broke his foot. We made our flight that day with an ace bandage and crutches. We drove straight from the airport to the emergency room. The break was in 8 places and required surgical repair.
In the meantime, my father was scheduled to have a major surgery involving his liver and spleen. So with the good old luck of the Irish, both surgeries happened the same time on the week of March 13th. I bounced like a tennis ball between 2 hospitals. Both my father and husband happen to have serious post surgical complications. Both developed surgical infections. My father also had a serious condition that changed his mental status, temporarily.
Just as my father came home and my husband was on the mend, tragedy reared its ugly head once more and my 5 month old puppy suddenly passed away on 3/23. I found him seconds after it happened and I performed CPR for way too long. He had a congenital defect that neither us or the vet picked up on.
There still isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t cry for our puppy. He was smart, adorable, beautiful, and brought new life to our family.
Up until today, I have have been unable to speak about the puppy and I still cry every day.
My father and husband are both home and doing really well with approximately 12 weeks of recovery to go.
I can’t explain why these terrible events are suddenly thrown at us or what the lesson is meant to be, in a puppy’s death. I do know that all of these events have made my family closer and we all have more respect for the fragility of life.
I needed to hit pause and take time to get myself together. Now that I’ve done that, I will get back to regularly scheduled beauty reviews and posts.
I will not end this post on a bad note. I do have good news. I am headed to the most magical place on earth next weekend with a group of amazing children that have cancer. Although this trip is for work, It’s still an awesome opportunity that I’m grateful for.
I’ve also gained some new followers this week. Thank you to the new and old for your patience wile I was on pause.
I look forward to getting back to catching up on all of your posts and working on hippylip again!