Are you tired of the recent cold snap? I certainly am. This week has been a struggle and its almost over…its Friday.
Update on our friends Kathey and Chuck Payne…. Chuck remains at his father’s bedside, where he has been since last Saturday. Good news…Kathey’s father is now back at home and doing well from his recent hospital stay at St. Thomas. Continued thoughts and prayers for this awesome family.
This morning, Beth and I said our final “good-byes” to our black lab, Bill. He certainly brought much happiness into our world, and to everyone he ever met while here. Why does “doing the right thing” feel so wrong? To end an animal’s suffering is humane, but we must watch humans linger in suffering. I know this is God’s world and yes, I do have many questions. Enough of this for now.
A dear friend shared this poem with me this morning. I would like to share it also, in tribute to Bill The Dog.
The Rainbow Bridge
By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
When their time on earth is over and done.
For here, between this world and the next,
Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.
No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.
They romp through the grass, without even a care,
Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.
For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
Together again, both person and pet.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
The time of their parting is over at last.
The sadness they felt while they were apart,
Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with a love that will last forever,
And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.
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