Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Touching Poem

This was just too touching not to share. We've all faced the pain of saying goodbye to one of our beloved fur companions. I'd like to think this is true:

author unknown

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say.

But first of all, to let you know,that I arrived okay. I'm writing this from the Bridge. Here I dwell with God above. Here there's no more tears of sadness. Here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight. Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night. That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through, God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone. As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on." God gave me a list of things that he wished for me to do. And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.

And when you lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight, God and I are closest to the middle of the night. When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years, because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears. But do not be afraid to cry, it does relieve the pain. Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain. '

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned. If I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand. But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er, I'm closer to you now than I ever was before.

There are rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb. But together we can do it by taking one day at a time. It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too, that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you. If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain then you can say to God at night..."My day was not in vain." And now I am contented...that my life was worthwhile. Knowing as I passed along I made somebody smile. So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low, just lend a hand to pick him up as on your way you go. When you're walking down the street with me on your mind, I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind. And when it's time for you to go...from that body to be free, remember you're not're coming here to me.

-- author unknown


Guinness & Shiloh's Mommy said...

When General left us for the bridge, we were ever so sad. But we knew we had lots of love to give and that's when we adopted Shiloh! Mommy had a dream not so long after General left. He was in front of the house looking in the front window acting like he wanted back in. Mommy got the phone call that day to pick up his ashes. Now he's back home with us where he belongs and we know he's looking out for all of us. He even got to meet Shiloh before he left and approved of him. sniff

The Army of Four said...

Wow...... my mom's got those salty wet things on her cheeks....
Not to change the subject, but head on over to our blog - I answered your question about the "bedding" today!
Play bows,
PS: How is Shadow today?

The Daily Echo said...

Guinness and Shiloh - Wow! General was telling you he was coming back home. That's amazing.

A04 - Oh I'll have to read about your advice. I hope it works! I jsut got my blanket all stinky, just the way I like it. Shadow's much better today. She's outside rolling around in the sunshine.

MaPaw said...

What a sweet but sad thought.

Peanut said...

That made my mom cry.

Holly said...

Ok, that was be-wooooo-tiful! It made the human woman tear up. She always thinks of her former fur kids that have crossed the bridge, the most recent was in March. She really liked it.