by Katherine Prince

After 30 years of marriage, my husband left me for a woman young enough to be my daughter. I was devastated and seriously considered suicide. One day during a particularly bad period, my dog brought me a stuffed "angel" that my sister had sent me. All of a sudden I realized that my life was bigger than some man who had a midlife crisis and took it out on his family. That dog was my angel, and the stuffed one she brought me gave me the inspiration to pick myself up and get on with my life.

Inspiration for Story: My dog