Sunday, November 9, 2008

Shadow

Shadow
We'll miss you, sweet fur baby.


Letter From Your Pet In Heaven
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 you...
in 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.

God says: "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 going...
you're coming here to me."

-Author Unknown.

47 comments:

Donna said...

oh, RoseAnn {{{HUGS}}} I got tears in my eyes reading this poem! I'm so sad for you & your family but know you have so many precious memories to hold onto with Shadow

Lorie said...

Oh, I'm so sorry for your loss! HUGS to you and your family!

Julie Masse said...

So sorry for you and your family Rose Ann! So sad - I've been there! What a great picture and I'm sure you have wonderful memories! Big hugs!

Melissa said...

Oh Rose Ann -

I know there really isn't anything that anyone can say to ease the pain you are feeling, but I pray that you will find comfort in knowing that prayers are being said on your behalf.

Many Blessings,
M.

ChristineCreations said...

I'm so sorry Rose Ann. Big hugs to you and your family.

Stampingcaz said...

sending you lots of hugs
Cazx

Joan B said...

I am so sorry! What a wonderful poem and the picture is regal. ((hugs))

Vicky Gould said...

I am so sorry for you and your family. What a beauty Shadow was -you will miss him a long time. I know your pain, having lost two dogs in a year - such wonderful friends and companions. May God wrap his arms around you and bring you comfort.

Steph said...

I'm so sorry for your loss....that poem just brings tears to my eyes...what a beautiful dog Shadow was.

Lydia said...

Ooohhh - I'm crying for little Shadow. Big hug - I'm so sorry and I so know how you feel. :(

Diane said...

I'm so saddened for your loss Rose Ann,such a touching poem!
Thinking about you!!!

Cheryl said...

Oh my gosh, Rose Ann, I am so sorry. This is just so fresh for me too and I am sitting here with tears streaming down my face, not only for you but for me. We had to put our precious Abby down less than 2 weeks ago and I am having a horrible time adjusting to it. Thanks for this poem. I should keep rereading it. Again, I am so sorry.
Cheryl Sims

Lauren said...

Oh Rose Ann! I am so sorry. You are in my thoughts. This is just heartbreaking.

Dawn Easton said...

What a beautiful picture Rose Ann!
I'm sending you the biggest hugs right now my friend.

kathleenh said...

I'm so sorry for you loss RoseAnn. I hope this poem brings you comfort too.

Angel said...

So sorry for your loss, Rose Ann! Big {{{{{HUGS}}}}}!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awww, {{Rose Ann}}. I'm so sorry. :(

Wendy said...

Big hugs to you & your family, Rose Ann. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you all in my thoughts & prayers.

Wendy

jackiestamps4fun said...

Oh, so sorry about your adorable Shadow, Rose Ann. What a sweet poem. All the best, Jackie

Alexandra said...

I have tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat - I am so sorry that you guys lost your furbaby! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Lori Stokes Wright said...

Sorry for the loss of your beautiful fur baby, Rose Ann. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. It made me cry, just thinking of my pets in heaven. Hugs, Lori

A Stroke Above said...

Some of us care for God's creatures and make it a career. I did professionally for 19 years and personally for all of my 58, I guess, as I never remember a day that wasn't shared with a pet or a creature of nature. I love them. Being a tech never made my own loss any less and my heart bleeds for you. I love the poem and doesn't it say it all? God bless and keep you. Linda Crowder

Kristine B. said...

Beautiful Poem...Sorry for your loss Rose Ann!! It's so neat that you can post this poem though--you're being thought of in a special way today {{HUGS}}

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful and touching poem, Rose Anne....I am soooo sorry for you loss!!! Super big hugs to you and your family!!!

joslyn said...

so so sorry my friend! hugs to you and your family.

Terri said...

I am so sorry for your loss. The poem is beautiful and I hope that it give you some comfort during this difficult time.

Janine said...

Losing a pet is so sad! They are with you for such a long time and become such a wonderful part of the family. Thinking about you!

Lauren (mytime) said...

OH no! Rose Ann I so beyond sorry for your loss. That is a beautiful photo of your Shadow. Lovely poem too.

broni (waterchild12) said...

The tears are just streaming down my face, Rose Ann. I'm so very sorry for your loss. I feel your pain deeply, having just lost my 10 year old grand-dog and my 14 year old cat.

Pegg S said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your loss! Shadow is beautiful and you are lucky to have known him and cared for him.

Velta said...

I read the poem and did not realize that you had lost your own...What an elegant friend! So...now you have me crying, but only because I know...what it means to lose a beloved pet. Prayers are certainly being said for you and yours by me...I loved the line about rain and flowers...hopefully you will know that your loved one is beside you even though you cannot see.

Susan (rainy) said...

{{{Rose Ann}}} So sorry for you and you family at the loss of your precious fur baby Shadow.

Catherine said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Cindy Haffner said...

This is beautiful Rose Ann, so sorry for your loss.

Beth Thomas said...

So sorry for you loss! Sending you hugs and warm thoughts!

fran said...

Oh Rose Ann - I'm so sorry about Shadow. This is a beautiful poem and a fitting sentiment right now. Hugs to you and your family.

Marlou said...

oh Rose Ann, I am so sorry for your very sad loss, I adore dogs, I dont know what to say to you at this sad time, so just send you hugs and prayers :) x

Bethany Paull said...

I'm so sorry Rose Ann. Our pets hold such a large part of our hearts and their loss is keenly felt. I hope your family is coping. HUGS.

Stampin_Melissa said...

Oh Rose Ann, my heart goes out to you and your family. {{Hugs}}

Leslie Miller said...

I'm so sorry, Rose Ann. This hurts my heart and I know the loss of Shadow is very painful for you. A dog's love is so utterly selfless and that's why it's so sad when we lose them. I know what this feels like. It's so difficult. You'll need time to heal and I'll be thinking of you.

Carolyn King said...

oh Rose Ann---so sorry about Shadow. I know he will be greatly missed as a pup is part of the family. Prayers and hugs, my friend.

Regan said...

Oh my..... we had a sheltie named Shadow and he passed away 4 years ago... we wiss him still

so sorry for your loss

shel9999 said...

Oh, Rose Ann, I'm so terribly sorry. Losing a pet is very hard, absolutely a member of the family. :( Big hugs for you.

Juliana said...

This is so beautiful!
I just lost my dog at the beginning of this summer--I am so thankful for her life. God used her to help me through many transitions in my life. I am thankful that she didn't have to make this last move--as they were hard on her too.

I know Shadow, will always hold a special place in your family's life. May God bless you in this time.

Lorien Clark said...

Oh I am so sorry! I haven't been blurfing in a couple of weeks and now I am sitting here at my desk crying. The people I work with are going to think I am weird. Nevermind, they probably thought that already. (((((HUGS)))))

Libby Hickson said...

Oh Rose Ann, I'm so very sorry that I'm late offering my sympathy. I hope you and your family are doing ok, it's so difficult to lose a pet. My heart is with you!

Lori Craig said...

OH... {Rose Ann} So sorry for your loss. Hugs!