Sunday, June 08, 2008

In Memory...

One year ago today, I lost my beloved best friend, my "BearBear". He lived a good and long life and was a joy to have around. He was my best friend through a terrible marriage and divorce, and my protector during the same time, and both through out his life. I had him from 5 weeks till 15 1/2 years. So in memory of my BearBear, I post the following post:

Some Folks are Walking Angels:
Dear God,Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick.I hope you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and to swim. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her, you will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.Love, Meredith.
We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office. A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He had.

Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch, addressed 'To Meredith' in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, 'When a Pet Dies'. Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this note:
(my Bear and my Brooke)
Dear Meredith,
Abbey arrived safely in heaven.
Having the picture was a big help. I recognized Abbey right away.
Abbey isn't sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog.. Since we don't need our bodies in heaven, I don't have any pockets to keep your picture in, so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by.
Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you.
I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much. By the way, I'm easy to find. I am wherever there is love.

I love you and I miss you so much BearBear, thanks for watching over us!!


DaisyJen said...

I know you miss BearBear! I'm really not sure that it ever gets much easier :-( You were so lucky to have been a part of each other's lives and I know you will never forget the sweet memories you made.


Jean said...

Our furbabies are such an important part of our lives and families. BearBear and you were blessed to find each other and share your lives. {{{Jenn}}}

luvmy4sons said... touching...Bearbear looked so cute! I am so sorry. I love my dogs. I so understand. Hugs to you!

Beaufort Belle said...

Thank you all very much for your kind words...I am very blessed for the years we spent together, and he will live in my heart always!

Bless you all!

joan said...

Hi Jenn,

It so hard to lose a pup. After losing our Golden years ago, I never got another one. I did get a crazy kitty though, she makes me laugh.