My darling Jack.
I can count on less than five fingers the times I’ve been away from you for more than a day in these fifteen years together.
We have travelled thousands of miles across this huge country, and lived in many different places.
My constant companion, cheerleader, keeper of secrets, studio supervisor and very best friend.
But the tyranny of time caught up with you, and wore your old body down. Not your spirit though, not that.
Throughout these many years, you gifted me with so much love, so many laughs, such unwavering loyalty and bountiful precious memories.
And, you made me a better person.
The very least I could do was give you the ultimate gift in return… that of peace.
And so now, after all these seasons, I must walk alone without you by my side.
I have lost my shadow.
Beautiful boy, I know you won’t be crossing the rainbow bridge – how can you? You’ve never wanted to go anywhere without me.
No, you’re still here, sleeping in my heart, waiting.
And when it comes time to cross a bridge, I’ll be with you, and we’ll go together.
Sleep well my darling.