Luna Bear Little
It’s no secret that 2016 was hard. We welcomed 2017 with open arms, high hopes, and expectations for some much needed breakthrough. Everywhere we went, we kept hearing that "2017 was going to be marked as a year of hope and breakthrough," so we were definitely ready with arms wide open!
Last August rolled around and I was struggling emotionally and physically. 2016 was a year marked by trauma, loss, grief, and sadness. Multiple counseling sessions couldn’t shake what I was feeling and after talking to my doctor, it was suggested that I take action. The options were to go on antidepressants or to get an Emotional Support Animal (ESA).
I was open to going on medication, however, I had been on a journey of trying to get my body on a path of normalcy after terrible birth control side effects, so I wanted a more natural solution. So after much consideration, Jeremy and I decided that an ESA was right for us. However, our landlord felt otherwise. We requested reasonable accommodation with a doctor’s note and recommendation and it was denied. We submitted research and reminded him of the FHA and ADA laws, and our request still went without luck. Our options were to fight it and take him to court, move, or give up on the ESA altogether. However, in our hearts we knew that giving up wasn’t an option, so we decided to move.
Once we found a new apartment, with a landlord willing to accommodate, our puppy search began. Within no time we found the perfect fit and we were able to take our puppy home, a week after settling into our new apartment. So it is with great pleasure and excitement that we get to introduce to you, Luna Bear Little.
She. Is. Perfect. She has only been with our family for 2 weeks and she was well worth the wait, the fight, the move, and the loss of sleep. She has been so healing and such a carrier of joy. She is a constant reminder of dreams and promises fulfilled, and she is everything I could’ve imagined and more. There was much resistance in the process, but with great things, sometimes comes great resistance. The important thing is to not lose hope, to not lose sight of those dreams, and to remember why you're fighting when things seems like they are falling apart. His timing really is perfect and I couldn’t have planned it better.
Luna Bear Little, we love you. You already have us wrapped around your little paw, and we couldn’t imagine life with out you. Thank you for filling our home with more love, more joy, more snuggles, wet kisses, and preparing us for parenthood.