So today the local Animal Shelter got a donation from “Allied’s Wings” 🤗
We donated a brand new XL orthopedic dog bed that my chocolate lab (not pictured) has never bothered to lay in and 2 cat beds that my cats just thumb their paws at. I also donated a giant watering bowl that my little dog uses as a swimming pool along with gently used cat and dog collars that are in excellent condition that I collected as extras over the years.
My animals never slept on the pet beds that were purchased for them but they managed to find their way on my couch! They all know enough to stay off while we’re home but in the morning when we wake up they are all miraculously snuggled up like little angels on the couch like they belong there.
It’s almost comical! Their pet beds are just as comfortable, if not MORE comfortable than my couch but they prefer the couch 🙄 I’ve tried everything and have even resorted to the dreaded kitty marijuana (cat nip) & the most that’s happened on the pet bed is that the cats got high off the kitty nip & slept their high off my couch or my bed 😂
They obviously win 😂
So here it is! The official launch of
“Allied’s Wings” 🤗. A charitable organization dedicated in my sons honor to donate services or goods to local charities.
I actually started this soon after my son passed by donating money to St. Jude’s Hospital for Children in my sons memory and I did it again this year as well. I will donate to St. Judes every year on the anniversary of my sons death.
On the first Christmas after my son passed, I donated four huge bags of toys for the children’s wing of the hospital where he died. It was important for me to give back because the hospital staff took such good care of my son and our family while he was hospitalized.
This year I decided to make it official by creating our organization name & giving out cards to every outreach program we come into contact with with our info. I want my son to be remembered for the kind and generous person he was. I want to continue his legacy by helping others and spreading his message to help others in need. I will write more about him in future blogs.
Our charitable services will not be limited to Cancer Hospitals. We will outreach to Veterans Programs, Senior Centers, Animal Shelters, Homeless Shelters, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and other programs. I’m really excited about this!
My sons birth name was David but the gaming community knew him as “Allied”. He was a personable, kind, funny, sweet, extremely generous and lovable young man.
So the name “Allied’s Wings” is born because our wings will help others fly.
Wow! It’s close to one year since I’ve written a blog & 2yrs since my sons passing.
I’ve done a lot of soul searching & healing since then, thankfully with the help of my therapist. She is really good at picking my brain and helping me figure myself out. ☺️💕
I’m not gonna say I’m still not hurting or angry because there are days that I have my moments (I’m still a work in progress) but I can say I’m in a MUCH healthier place than I was when my son first passed. I am definitely a lot happier and more in control of my emotions.
My therapist said there is no time frame for grieving or healing. It’s through therapy that I slowly developed some ideas of honoring my sons memory & it’s truly helping me heal 😌🙏🏽
I have some great projects in the works that I can’t wait to share soon. 🤗💛