Sunday, January 23, 2011

To those I love and Those who love me~

I went to pick up Delilah's ashes the other day from the vet's office (yes, I am one of *those* people that cremate their pets and she is currently in her tin next to Lily's candle) and they gave me a card with a lovely poem attached. I was sobbing as I waited at the red light as I read this poem. I know many of us only spent weeks/months with our babies but I loved the message behind this poem. That their absence is only temporary and that one day we will be reunited again.

To those I love and those who love me
When I am gone, Release me, Let me go~
I have so many things to see and do,
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears,
Be thankful for our beautiful years,
I gave to you my love, You can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness,
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it's time I traveled on alone.
So grieve awhile for me, if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a time that we must part,
So bless the memories within your heart.
I won't be far away, for life goes on,
So if you need me, Call, And I will come.
Though you can't see me or touch me, I'll be near
And if you listen with your Hearts, you'll hear
All my love around you soft and clear,
And, then, when you must come this way alone
I'll greet you with a smile and say:
"Welcome Home"
The vet's office also sent a card to our house with a message from EVERYONE at their office giving words of condolences. It just goes to show you that God does give all of us a calling in life and their card showed me that those special people are exactly where they need to be...even, if it's just for a season because they helped us through a very difficult loss in our family.
I thought the poem was beautiful and I cried for Lily and Delilah as I read it. It's awesome to give love to others and to receive it in return. I have been so blessed to experience love in both directions.


Trennia said...

The poem is beautiful...such meaning to the words.(((HUGS)))

Melissa said...

Hugs, we are burying our cat today and it does bring up some of the sadness of loosing the babies. Hugs. The poem is lovely.

Ava's mummy said...

Thanks for sharing, that is such a beautiful poem. I am glad that it has brought comfort. Thinking of you and Melissa too tonight.

Crystal Theresa said...

That is so beautiful ♥

rebecca said...

That is such a beautiful poem, thank you for sharing it! I'm glad that you were so comforted and supported by your vets office, they sound like incredible people.

Maggie said...

Thanks for sharing! So very meaningful. I'm glad your vet's office sent condolences, that is so nice.

Jill said...


I am one of those people too...

Holly said...

It is a beautiful poem. I'm so sorry about your Delilah. I'm sure she will be greatly missed. :(

AKD said...

Love to you!

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Sherri said...

So sorry that you had to say goodbye to your Delilah. Losing a pet is a horrible experience, they are after all members of the family!
Take care!!

Sherri said...

by the way.. I wish I had been one of 'Those' people when our dog died. We buried him in our backyard, only to decide to move across the country the next year. I'm still sad when I think about having to leave him up there.