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When I thought of my greatest love, I just knew I had to do a page about my beautiful Molly girl.

[ I used a watercolour filter from Photoshop on the photograph ]

Maplebrook Studios:
Just Linens Paper Pack No. 55

Katie Pertiet:
Lovely Paper Pack No. 01
Magic Marker Masks No. 01
Multimedia Dots No. 01 (colour altered)
Stamped Blocks No. 34 Brushes and Stamps
Stamped Blocks No. 35 Brushes and Stamps
Ledger Grids No. 04 Brushes and Stamps
Red Word Bits No. 01 (colour altered)
Flair Minis No. 01

Font: Junction


When I talk about my greatest love, I know it’s wrong to say this, it should be my husband, or my family, or my step-children, but honestly, when I look deep into my heart, my greatest love of all is my girl Molly.

She has given us so many amazing good years, she’s about 14 now. We don’t even know when her birthday is. She’s a geriatric and suffering strains of dementia, her old bones are creaking and groaning, her eyesight is hazy and yes, she’s overweight.

But she still has that glint in her eyes and while that spark is still there and she is happy, I will stand behind and champion her every step of the way.

She forgets a lot now, it’s the dementia. She goes outside, looks around confused and wonders why she’s there. She has moments of forgetting she’s old and she’ll run after Lucky and then realise that was a mistake and fall in a heap puffing like a steam train.

She sleeps by my side of the bed, and I will get up when she gets the wanders in the early hours
and settle her back down into her bed. It’s what you do for someone you love. I remind her when it’s time to go wees of a night and stand by her to make sure she doesn’t forget why she’s out there. I slip her extra treats when Lucky isn’t watching.

The heat this summer has really taken a toll
on my girl but she won’t go into the little pool to cool off, so I follow her around with the hose. I tell her it’s tough love when I give her a dowsing of water.

My darling Molly, looking after you now in your geriatric years is a small price to pay for all the love and devotion you have given us. We both love you to the moon and back. Keep that glint in your eyes gorgeous girl. It’s how we know you’re still okay and your heart is still with us.