Xena, who passed away last month after giving many, many years of faithful love and happiness to her family
Adena, who had to be put down yesterday after a valiant battle with cancer, and who also gave her family so much love and joy over the years.
The grief both families are experiencing is heavy, fresh and very real. Anyone who owns a pet can attest to the fact that they actually ‘own’ us, and after initially capturing our hearts, they go on to become tried and true members of our families.
I know there are many folks out there in the bloggy world and beyond who do not ascribe to the view or belief, if you will, that our pets go to Heaven after they die, and will argue there is nothing in the Bible to back this up. To them, I humbly ask that they kindly set those thoughts aside today as I seek to comfort and grieve along with my friends.
They say that all dogs go to Heaven
And I believe that’s true,
For when it’s my time to come home
I know that I’ll see you.
For now, I miss you SO much,
I’m empty, lost and sad,
Because to me you were the dearest
Best friend that I had.
No happy bark or ‘wiggly butt’
To greet me at the door,
No ‘click clack’ of your doggie nails
Tap dancing on my floor.
Whenever I was sad or sick
You wouldn’t leave my side,
Your soft, smooth fur was there to catch
Each teardrop that I cried.
Your love was unconditional
So loyal and so true,
But now it seems you’ve finished
What God placed you here to do.
He surely welcomed you by saying,
“Well done, good and faithful friend!”
So if all dogs go to Heaven,
I know this is not the end.
R.I.P Xena and Adena