17 Days of Benny – Day 6

Day 6 – Month 6

By the time Benny was 6 months old, he was eating solids and we had to add meat to his diet because he was so big!  He was constantly hungry and off the charts at the doctors office.  At around this time he was starting to sit up on his own and becoming more interactive.  He was definitely a cuddler and would snuggle in every night before bed.

In October, we also had to say good-bye to our Mason cow.  He was such an amazing dog with both kiddos and so patient.  This was Darcy’s first encounter with death and there were lots of questions from her 3 year old mouth.  I was so thankful (it sounds awful) that she had this experience before Benny died.  She was able to wrap her head around death being final and understood somewhat what to expect.  Thank goodness for our Macy cow to teach her one of life’s biggest lessons.

We got to celebrate our first Halloween as a family of 4 and enjoyed pumpkin picking with Tara and family and his first Trick or Treat with the Hoey’s.  Darcy was Dorothy and Benny was the Lion from the Wizard of Oz.  They were quite the pair!

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Author: sheriroaf

Sheri Roaf is the mother of four wonderful children who turned to blogging after her 17 month old son Bennett passed away unexpectedly. Through her writing she has found a way to help herself and her family move forward in the face of tragedy.

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