Bendabout Bits: Farewell Old Friend

Monday, January 19, 2009

Farewell Old Friend

I have so much that I want to type in memory of our beloved Dustie, but today, I just can't.

As you know, we have now have had 2 miscarriages in the last 5 months. Grief, is becoming all too common in our hearts. Yes, it is hard....a friend, Karen, sent me these words today that are so fitting to how hard it is --- The longtime friendship with your pet coming to an end and the promise of a new life coming to a close.

We do KNOW that God IS in control....and somehow all of this grief will turn into not only joy for us, but will bring GLORY to God.

I will tell Dustie's story, as it is actually one of hope AND love! So check back....but for now, here are a few pictures of our Dustie who was only allowed 8 short years in our lives, but forever in our hearts...Farewell my furry friend....farewell......

~~~Dustie~~~ June 30,2001 - January 19,2009~~~

Below, is my favorite picture of Dustie, more about his story later. He had only been rescued and in our home for a few days in this picture....I think he KNEW this was home!


Bridgett said...

Oh my heart aches for you! I wish there was something I can do. I am sorry dear friend. I hope it helps to remember BLESSED ARE THEY WHO MOURN FOR THEY SHALL BE COMFORTED. I pray for healing and comfort to be with you now! Gentle HUGS!

KraftyKerilou said...

Hi Melissa! Dusty was beautiful! I am so sorry you lost him.
I can also relate on the miscarriages. I too, have suffered them. I am 33, and my DS is 13. After DS was born, I suffered two devastating miscarriages in the years that followed. After the second one, I decided not to try any more. It was what was best for me. I have such respect for women who have the strength to persevere and try and try. That was not something I could do. I couldn't put myself and my family through that pain anymore. That was what was right for me, anyway. I find now, that the Lord knew MANY years before I did, that I was only meant to have one child. I never would have believed it at the time, but He knew me better than I knew myself at that young age, and one child is enough for me to handle! I have nieces and nephews, and daycare kids, that fill a certain spot in my heart, and I have never been sorry of my decision. I hope I have not brought you down telling you all this, I just wanted you to know you are not alone, and if you ever need to talk, email me!
Hugs, Kerilou SCS

Stacy said...

Hey girly,
I'm so sorry for all your losses... Lifting you up in prayer!

PawsN2Stamp said...

Hi Melissa!!

What a gorgeous cat!!! I am so glad that you were allowed to be his 'parent' for awhile.

You are like me in loving my animals.....sometimes more than some people :-) BIG HUGS