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JerryC

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For those of you who may be having a bad day;----Jerry in Oklahoma.

A 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

MYFAV5

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Wow, that was incredible. Thank you SO much for ALL the wonderful items you post on here :)

Hugs;
Lisa
mollyboltsmom

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Oh Jerry,
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I think you must be an angel in disguise. You always post the most wonderful poems.
God bless you and Gwen.
Molly's MOm
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Dear Jerry,Thank you so much for sharing ,and yes it did help to give me a pick up,I was feeling pretty low today,so thank you so much.My freind just lost her husband on the 4th of july,and they had his funeral on  tues of this week. And she is having such a rough time of it,they did everything together& now she's alone  and I can only give her my  love and let her talk all she wants about him, he really was such a nice person,he had cancer and had it since March in quite a few places,but it really took him quick,My  only Brother died of it on Feb. 1st,they found it on a monday and on Friday the first of febr. he was gone,so I'am still trying to heal from him passing.
Well again thank you for thinking of all of us.
Pet Loss Hug,
JoAnn Sammy Sus's Mom

 
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Jerry:
Thank you so much for that beautiful poem!  I needed it today more than you'll ever know.  You were true to the spirit of the poem because you lent me a hand up today!

Gus has only been gone for 24 days and those terrible feelings of guilt came up today and I've spent the entire day beating myself up wondering if we did the right thing by putting him to sleep when we did.   My logical side knows that we had to do it but it tears me apart to think that we had to make the decision to end his life.  We loved him SO much and could never have stood by and watched him suffer.  But, I wanted so much for God to make that decision when the time was right but, unfortunately, that was not to be.  I know that he had no concept of death but I still feel like I betrayed him.  I guess that only time can heal these wounds.

I know that it's only a poem but I would love to believe that he is closest to me in the middle of the night (he often used my foot as a pillow) and and that he is walking only a half step behind me wherever I go.  I still see him everywhere in the house and in the yard. We miss everything about him and our hearts are broken. 

We love you, Buggles, and we always will.  You were a beautiful soul baby boy.







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Jerry,
    I sure had to smile through the tears!! My girls Abby & Lucy sure would have wrote some thing like that!! :) Thank you for sharing I needed to read this!!

mw0263

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Dear Jerry,

Thank you so much for that beautiful poem.  I think that once I can pick out the urn for my Comet I will keep a framed copy of that poem right next to it.  I really believe that she is so close to me now and the only sorrow that I feel is the sense of loss because of the change.

Thanks again.

Margaret
RobynMissesSaxon

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Thank you! That made me cry a lot. Tomorrow will be one week since my little man passed away. I don't think I'll be sleeping much tonight.
Lucia

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Dear Jerry,

Thank you so much.  We continue to suffer since putting our darling Norwich Terrier, Rebel, to sleep on April 21st of this year.  I have his ashes and I will print and put this poem near him and reread it often. 

Again, thank you for your kindness.

Lucia
Rebel's mom
sharibella

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Jerry...the poem is beautiful...and I hope my Bella is with me all day and night everyday. It will be one month on Wednesday that she passed away. Everyday is still very tough. I just miss her terribly. I can't wait until I can be with her again. I feel so selfish because I have children, but I could go now. I just hate life without her. It is full of emptiness and sadness for me. She is the love of my life. I just want her back.
Rileysnana

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Thank you for posting that beautiful message. I really needed some assurance that my baby Riley is ok. That gave me some comfort.

Riley's Nana
JerryC

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Rileysnana.sharibella,Lucia,RobynmissesSaxon,mw0263,AbbyNLucysMom,doddlebug,sussmom,mollyboltsmom,MYFAV5; you are all welcome. When I read it I know it brought me some comfort as I approach the two month bridge day our Peaches made her journey. I know that each and every day someone, somewhere is having a hard time with their loss. I also thank many of you who have been there for me as well. -----------Jerry in Oklahoma.
 
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Thank you Jerry.  I printed your poem and am putting it with my other "treasures" and photos of Pepe.  It is so beautiful and a great comfort. 

MrMeowgy

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Jerry, thank you so much for sharing that beautiful poem. I needed to hear from my beloved Mr. Meowgy. It is no easier 4 months later.
Donna, Mr. Meowgy's mom
Georgeann

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Dear Jerry:
I just wanted to take this opprotunity to thank for for all that you do and for caring.  I know how hard it has been for you since losing Peaches, yet you have been here so many times trying to help all of us.  I will miss Christopher Forever, but it is so helpful reading what you post.  I appreciate it and I know that Christopher does too.

Sending Hugs and Prayers Your Way
Georgeann and Christopher
Forever
grievingforDeion

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Our beloved, Deion, a Lab Husky, passed away last Tuesday, July 8th, 2008 around noon at the age of 15 1/2 years.  Reading your lovely letter called "Dear Human Friend" made me cry because I am grieving so deeply my loss of my precious Deion.  However, I have printed out this letter to keep in an album my husband and I are going to make about Deion's life.  Whenever I am feeling sad like I am this evening, I will read this letter and think about what Deion would have said to me if he'd had the chance before he died.  I didn't get a chance to tell him how much I loved him and to say goodbye to him that morning.  I had gone back to bed to rest because I'm still recuperating from invasive breast cancer treatments.  A few months ago, I saw that Deion was getting very frail and I was worried that his time with us on Earth was ending soon.  I really believe that he held on as long as possible so he could see me get healthy again. :)  He was such an amazing dog, more human than any dog I've ever known!  My husband says that Deion was Larger Than Life!  Anyways, thanks so much for sharing this letter called "Dear Human Friend".  It means so much to me! God Bless You for being such a caring pet person!

grievingforDeion

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Hi,
Thank you very much for posting A Letter From Your Pet In Heaven!  It really helped me a lot to read this letter tonight.  Our beloved Deion, a 15 1/2 year old Lab Husky, passed away around noon on Tuesday, July 8th, 2008.  It's been nearly a week since Deion died, and I've been so very sad since that awful day when my husband came home from work around 1:00 p.m. and found that Deion had just passed away.  Deion must have tried to last as long as he could, because his body was still warm and his precious head was facing the doorway, likely waiting for my husband to come home any minute. :(  Alas, I was resting in bed upstairs when Deion died, so I didn't get a chance to say goodbye to him nor to tell him one last time how much I loved him! :(  So, your letter has brought some comfort to me!  Thank you so much for being such a good pet person! :)
necy12

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Thank you so much for sharing. I am sitting here with tears in my eyes. I much needed this, as I can feel anxiety building because my Chiquita's b-day is next week.

Thank you so much...
Annette
Chiquita's Mom
scully931

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Thank you for posting this. I've read it every night for a week.

Diamond6949

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Hi Jerry,
What a truly beautiful poem, I hope my Sparky is near me all the time.
Sparkys mum

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