Rolling up pretty quickly on one year since Ken died....one more month away. I've decided I want to do something to observe the day in a positive way. An event to honor Ken, and also bring awareness
to mental health issues and suicide prevention.
So next month we're having the Ken Westeren Memorial Dog Walk. People can bring their pups and green balloons to be released.
We'll attach our personal messages and.or messages about suicide to the balloons and let them go over the canyon. I know he would love knowing that we're getting together with humans and pups to celebrate his life.
It's going to be a tough day, but I plan for it to be a healing one as well. For the past few years my life was consumed by the mental health issues Ken was having. It's only been recently that I realized how
much of my life revolved around what mood he was in or would be in if I did or didn't do something. Almost every decision I had to make was based on how Ken would react and what potential fall-out there would be. It became so second nature that
I really didn't realize the extent to which it had impacted my everyday world.