August 21, 2020

 


Above all, dear God,

fill my life with them. I am not whole without them. When I pass from this world, send my soul to no heaven without them.

 

I can’t remember a time when I have not had horses in my life.  They have been my one constant through good times and bad.  No matter what seemed to be happening I had a friend that I could lean on when everyone else had disappeared from my life.  When Mom and Dad divorced, the horses were there, when school wasn’t going well – horses were there, boys? Didn’t need them, I had my horses and rodeo’s.  Horses help mold and make me into the person I am today.

 

There is a poem called “The Rainbow Bridge”  the author is unknown, it talks about a green meadow at the edge of a woods where time stands still where the friends of man and women run when their time on earth is done.  They don’t suffer in pain or sadness and all is restored and renewed until one day they whiney and sniff the air and break free from the heard to meet their person. 

 

I have to hope that as the poem says there is a place for our pets where they are pain free and frolicking.  That maybe I will see them again one day.  As Ecclesiastes 12:7 says “And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.”  I am thankful for the time I had with them, the lessons they taught me, and the friendships that I gained because God gave me the love of these wonderful animals.

 

Thank you Lord,

For all of your blessings to me and my family.  For the strength you give us each day, for my friends, all of the people around me, and my pets who may life meaningful.  Thank you God. Amen.


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