Thursday, November 30, 2017

"Murphy" Truax




In Loving Memory of Murphy
Beloved pet of the Truax family

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  1. Murphy Flannigan Truax was a beautiful seal/white Boston Terrier. He was born on March 7, 2009. We had him since he was 7 weeks old, I know that is young and we are pretty sure he came from a puppy mill, as we bought him from a pet store (which we won't name). As a very "way too" young pup he was pulled from his mother and took airplane rides to get to where we first laid eyes on him. We knew that second that he was meant to be our son, when we happened on a store and walked in and saw this amazing little man. We knew he was meant to be with us and we couldn't leave him there. We brought him home and our lives forever changed. We can't have "human" babies biologically and Murphy showed us that we don't need to have that to be a true family. Families come in all different shapes and sizes. Ours was small, now it is very small, but it is "our" family. Over the years we had so many ups and downs in life, but one thing was the same... Murphy. His LOVE and LIGHT was there every day to pick us up when we were down. He was the most caring, gentle, compassionate, sweet soul and I will truly miss my little man. Especially those kisses, oh my God. How do you be sad now when they aren't there to kiss your tears? I miss the happy ones too, don't get me wrong. One day, one thing at a time I guess. We will learn. He made it to 8 years, almost 9 and was diagnosed with a stage 4 heart murmur and cardiomyopathy. Once he was diagnosed, I his Mommy, didn't leave his side for 5 1/2 months. I literally wouldn't leave the house unless he was going with me somewhere. His Daddy worked only what he had to and we dedicated every second to him. He saw the same wonderful Veterinarian his entire life and when it was time, we made the call and he came to our home and Murphy passed peacefully in his favorite spot with his blanky that he carried around everywhere and his Mommy and Daddy at his side. We really hoped that he would make it to celebrate one last Christmas with us, but he passed on November 28, 2017. We are confident that it was the right call and now he can spend Christmas in heaven. I bet the celebration up there is unreal. If this helps anyone who had to let their baby go, we just keep telling ourselves that "We are feeling the pain here so he doesn't have to." Fly high baby boy! Mommy and Daddy miss you every day. We love you so much and you will be in our hearts forever!

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  2. Murphy I miss you so much. It just isn't the same without you here buddy. I had another first today (there has been a bunch since we lost you), I heard a stranger at the door and you weren't here to bark and protect me. You were a little guy, but you always made me feel safe and we would always go to the door together. Mommy would look through the peephole and you would sit by me on the landing of the stairs waiting for the "all clear". I had to go by myself today. I looked and it was just the pest control guy hired by the HOA spraying the front patio. I am scared without you here when I am alone. You always made me feel safe. I miss you so much. Everything is so much harder now. Don't worry though. Like I promised you before we let you go, "Mommy will be okay." You were always the one worried about me. I feel like that is why you fought so hard for as long as you did. But, it is just a hard day today. I will be okay, just like I promised you. You dont worry about me. I love you so much little man. By the way, Daddy and I really miss you picking up the ice we used to drop on the kitchen floor. Now we have to do it and it is really weird.
    Love,
    Mommy

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    1. Thank you so much for the flowers! That was so sweet of you! Please let us know if there is anything we can do for your family. Happy Holidays to you.

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    2. Brandon & Kristy TruaxDecember 16, 2017 at 4:38 PM

      You are so very welcome. It is the very least that we could do.

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  3. Murphy,
    It's Mommy again. I hope you are enjoying your new life. We just had our first real cold front this winter. Sitting on the porch by myself, I look at the spot where you would lay and we would bring out your fluffy rug to keep you warm and bundle you up in blankets to keep you warm. We love the cold, so we love to sit out here when it is chilly and you would love it too because you loved to be bundled up all comfy. You loved your blankets, that's for sure. I miss you with me and when I see that empty spot, my chest hurts. I miss you so much. I miss how when you layed with me you always had to be super close and put your head on my leg so if I moved you would wake up. You were so scared you were gonna miss something. Now we cuddle your blankets and we understand why you were so obsessed with them. They comfort us. They smell like you still. I just am having a hard couple of days. I love you little man. I miss everything about you.
    Love,
    Mommy

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  4. Murphy,

    Hey buddy... it’s Daddy. I am sorry it took me so long to write you and tell you how much I miss you and think about you every single day. I never knew something could physically hurt for so long and be so deep. I cannot believe it has already been 3 weeks and we are still hurting and missing you so so much. You were our entire world buddy, everything we did was for you. I could never ask for anything more from you. You were truly amazing, Murphy. You were always daddys buddy, but always the protector of Mommy. I will be forever grateful for that. I would give anything to lay with you on the couch one last time, or to take you for a walk, or to see you get excited over getting a treat or taking your medicine. I miss everything about you. We hope you are enjoying your new home and new friends. I am sure they already love you as much as we did. I will see you again someday Murphy, I will be waiting with open arms. You will be forever missed. I love you.

    Love always and forever,
    Daddy

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  5. Brandon & Kristy TruaxDecember 25, 2017 at 1:19 PM

    Merry Christmas Murphy! It's Mommy & Daddy,
    It's our first Christmas without you. We really hoped you would make it to this day, so we could spend one last Christmas with you. We know how much you loved opening presents on your own, especially getting a new blanky every year was your favorite. We had big plans to make this one extra special, but God had even bigger plans for you than we did. We hope you are enjoying your special day in Heaven. I can't imagine what the celebration is like there. We put up a Murphy-sized tree this year in honor of you. It has all of your ornaments on it, plus a beautiful white star topper and a pair of angel wings because you are now our furangel. We started a new Christmas Eve tradition last night, we ate filet and fries (unseasoned of course) just like you did for your special dinner. We also slept downstairs to be close to you so we could wake up together as a family on Christmas morning. We are also lighting a candle for you today at 4:45pm. You are missed every day. We love you more than we knew we could love anything or anyone. Merry Christmas Mr. Murphy.
    Love always and forever,
    Mommy and Daddy

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  6. Hey little man,
    Today is one month since you have been gone. I can't believe it. It still hurts so bad. Im almost done with our show... 13 episodes left. I wish you were here with me. Every day is so hard without you. I hope you have a blanky up there. I think about that all the time. I hope u know how much u were loved and I hope u still think about us because we think about u so much. Mommy will be ok, just like I promised u. It will just take time. Happy one month anniversary in Heaven sweetheart.
    Love,
    Mommy

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  7. Happy New Year Murphy! Mommy and Daddy wanted to let you know we are about to begin a new journey and a new first for us. The impossible. A new year. As this is supposed to be getting easier, it seems to be getting harder. No one understands. Its been our biggest heart break. What you were to us no one will ever comprehend. Someday we will get there. Somehow. One day at a time. We will continue to be strong for each other because we know you would have wanted that. Time will heal is what they say, but it doesn't seem like time goes fast enough. You will be forever talked about, forever missed and more importantly forever loved. Mommy and Daddy miss you more and more everyday. Happy New Year Mr Murphy, hope you enjoyed the fireworks!

    More than yesterday, less than tomorrow

    Love Always
    Mommy and Daddy

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  8. Hey Buddy!
    We cant believe it has been 3 months since we lost you. It seems like time goes by so fast, but yet at the same time so slow. We talk about you everyday and always come up with new stories, I think we laugh and cry at the same time. Every Tuesday night, we walk your infamous potty loop that you loved so much and talk about you. We keep finding toys that you had hidden under the couch or the dresser so far. We also each have necklaces that we wear everyday with your picture on it so you will be forever next to our hearts. We know you are checking in on us to make sure that we are okay, just like the white fluff ball that landed in the exact same spot that you used to lay in on the patio. Thanks for keeping an eye on us. You are missed more and more everyday buddy. Not a day goes by that we don’t talk about you. Ever. We wish you could tell us what heaven is like, we will find out someday when we get there, you can introduce us to all your new friends. Happy 3 months with Jesus buddy! We can only imagine. Fly high baby boy!

    Love Always and Forever,
    Mommy and Daddy

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  9. Hey Murphy! Happy 4 months in Heaven with Jesus little man! We miss you so, so much. We thought about you all day on your birthday, you would have been 9 years old. This still does not feel right to us. You were so loved Murphy. For some reason it seems to be getting harder for us, even though more time is passing. We just miss everything about you. However, Mommy and Daddy know you are in a better place now. We were so blessed to have you for so as long as we did. You were here through it all and without you we are incomplete. You are gone too soon, but honestly forever wouldn’t have been long enough. We will always love you and you will always be our baby boy. Nothing will be ever change that. Be good Murphy! We miss you dearly.

    More than yesterday, Less than tomorrow
    Mommy and Daddy

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  10. Murphy,
    Today is the first Mother’s Day I’ve experienced without you. I have cried since midnight. I miss you so much. You were my best friend, my everything. I owe you my life. You literally saved me. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you. Now that you are gone, my heart breaks every day. The lonely days I spend here at home when daddy is at work are so hard. There is an emptiness that will never be filled. I love you with every fiber of my being. I will always be your mommy. Today we ate your favorite treat foods. I saved you bites, don’t worry. I will always do that. I miss you so much my little man. I hope you are enjoying heaven and are settled in now. Goodnight my baby boy.
    Love,
    Mommy

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  11. Murphy,
    I can’t believe it’s been 7 months since you have been gone. Time goes by so fast, yet so slow. I miss you so much. I like to think you would be proud of me. Mommy promised you that I would be okay and I’m trying my best every day. Some days are really hard like today. I so wish I could join you in heaven. I miss you so much. I wear your picture around my neck every day to keep you close to me. You saved my life and it is so hard living without you. There is a hole in my heart that nothing and no one can ever fill. I don’t know how to let be this life without you here, but I have to figure it out. You were always my shadow, my little man. Without you I am so empty. You are on my mind every day. I love you with everything I have. I always will. My biggest dream is that you are happy. I love you baby boy.
    Love always,
    Mommy

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  12. Hey Mr Murphy! First off I am sorry I didn’t write you on Father’s Day, I thought about you all day long and somehow could not put the words together in my head to put them down to express what you mean to me as my child. Only you know what I mean. I will always be your daddy Murphy, ALWAYS, don’t you ever forget it. I know you were watching down on me just as I was looking up at you. Mommy and I still cannot believe it has been 7 months since you got your wings and no matter what it will always feel like yesterday. You are irreplaceable. There is only one Murphy Truax. As the days go by, and we say good morning and good night to you, it still does not seem real. Seven months. You will always be the light to our candle and the pot of gold at the end of our rainbow. I know deep down both of us will see you again someday. It will be so magical and worth the wait. However, every single day without you feels like an eternity. We always look for you, think we hear you or think we see you. We will always be waiting for you, that will never change. You were that amazing and special. We still only eat french fries on special occasions, just for you. Whether is been 7 months, 7 years, or 70 years ... you will always be the best Murphy. Mommy and Daddy miss you terribly. We both think, talk and mention you everyday, every single day. We promise that will never, ever change. One day at a time, till someday, we will see you. I hope you are flying high little man. Keep the star shining bright, we know where you are. We love you so so much. Sleep tight baby boy.

    Love Always.... Daddy

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  13. Hey Little Man,
    Today is 8 months since we lost you. I feel like I miss u more than ever. I keep thinking about how you would cry at your full food bowl and roll over and be deadweight when it was time to go potty because u wanted us to pick u up like a baby. This house is so empty still. I so wish u were still here. I would give anything just to hug you one more time and to have h cheer me up when I’m sad. I love you so much Murphy. I think about u every day.
    Love forever and always,
    Mommy

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  14. Murphy,
    Hi baby boy. Happy 11 months in Heaven! It’s so lonely here without you and I miss you more than I’ve ever missed anything or anyone before. I love you with all of my heart and always will. I found one of your straws in the couch the other day. It feels like yesterday you were still here snuggled up with me. I know you are having so much fun. I will see u soon buddy. I promise.
    Goodnight sweetheart,
    Mommy

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  15. Hey Murphy! It’s Daddy! Cant believe today is 11 months that you are in heaven. Feels like yesterday you left us, it always will. We are doing ok here, we talk about you daily. We miss you so much. All the little things. We keep finding reminders of you all over the house. We know you are watching over us. One day at a time Mr. Murphy. We will see u someday buddy. I promise. I am sure you are having an amazing time. You better be bragging about us! Love you so so much. Miss you little man.

    Love always,
    Daddy

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  16. Hi baby boy! Oh where do I start Murphy... bare with me, this is gonna be a tough one. Happy 1 year anniversary in heaven buddy. Can’t believe it, it has gone by so fast, yet so slow. Mommy and Daddy miss you and everything about you. We know you are having an amazing time with all your friends. I am sure there was a party for you today. You will be in my thoughts forever Murphy, that is a promise. I can’t wait to see you again someday. I miss my Murphy kisses. You were the best. Mommy and Daddy will always be here thinking and talking about you. It will never change. Be good Mr. Murphy. We love you, son.

    Love always, Daddy

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  17. Hey there little man,
    What a big day for you today! Happy anniversary in Heaven Murphy. Man, I miss u so much. You are always on my mind and in my heart every single day. I love you so so so much. I will always be your mommy. We made a new tradition today. We made a wish and blew out your candle. Gonna put up the tree tomorrow. I hope you had an amazing day. Get some rest buddy.
    Love forever and always,
    Mommy

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