Being a mother to Jaime was the best “job” in the world. I cherished every minute I had with her when she was here and look back with no regrets, knowing I spent as much time as possible with my beautiful girl. Her hugs and kisses, our chats, our lunch dates, and her snuggles will always live on in my memories of my amazing daughter. Now I continue to be her mother by honoring her life every day.
I had been doing a lot of thinking this past year about the purpose of Orange Ribbons for Jaime, the foundation we created for her, and decided I really wanted to have a signature program that would be true to who Jaime was. I was in the car with my husband, trying to come up with something new and special. Then it came to me! Jaime was one of the most dog obsessed people I know (along with myself) and our two pups were always there to give her unconditional love. Whether Jaime was sick, stressed or just hanging on the couch, Charli and Cooper were always by her side and were two of her favorite members of the family. I thought, what better way to honor Jaime than by providing puppies to people/families directly affected by gun violence?! I knew nobody could benefit more from the unconditional support and companionship of a dog, realizing that our dogs saved us while we navigated life as our “new normal” after suffering the most unimaginable loss of our incredible daughter. This is how PAWS OF LOVE was born!
This Mother’s Day, I would love it if you would consider a donation to this incredible program which provides select eligible applicants with a goldendoodle puppy along with coverage for the first year of expenses including vet bills, medical insurance, dog training, crates, toys and more! Your donation is directly helping spread “paws of love” to people around the country. We just started a few short months ago, and I am proud to say that we have already placed THREE puppies with very deserving recipients.
Let’s make more dreams come true together by making many more puppy matches! None of this would be possible without your continued support. Please visit our website at orangeribbonsforjaime.org to donate and to learn more about PAWS OF LOVE.
Thank you and Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there.