Thursday, August 30, 2007

Thoughtful Thursday

We Ballicai are dedicatin' this postie to our furriends Ana, Oscar, and Ubee at the Bridge. We're thinkin' of you, missin' you, dreamin' of you, and lovin' you.

author unknown

To my dearest family,
some things I'd like to say.
But first of all, to let you know,
that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from the Bridge.
Here I dwell with God above.
Here there's no more tears of sadness.
Here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy
just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I am with you
every morning, noon and night.

That day I had to leave you
when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me
and He said, "I welcome you.

It's good to have you back again,
you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family,
They'll be here later on."

God gave me a list of things,
that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list,
was to watch and care for you.

And when you lie in bed at night
the day's chores put to flight,
God and I are closest to you...
in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth,
and all those loving years,
because you are only human,
they are bound to bring you tears.

But do not be afraid to cry,
it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers,
unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you
all that God has planned.
If I were to tell you,
you wouldn't understand.

But one thing is for certain,
though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now,
than I ever was before.

There are rocky roads ahead of you
and many hills to climb;
But together we can do it
by taking one day at a time.

It was always my philosophy
and I'd like it for you too;
That as you give unto the world,
the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody
who's in sorrow and pain;
Then you can say to God at night...
"My day was not in vain."

And now I am contented...
that my life was worthwhile.
Knowing as I passed along
I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody
who is sad and feeling low;
Just lend a hand to pick him up,
as on your way you go.

When you're walking down the street
with me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps
only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go...
from that body to be free.
Remember you're not going...
you're coming here to me.


Jimmy Joe said...

Those are beautiful pictures of you guys. Kitty noses are so special. Your faces remind my momma that every moment with your kitty is special.
your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Sweet poem, gosh we miss Oscar alreddy...

Unknown said...

Oh Mao, that poem made My Lady cry. I am going to have to give her extra comfort tonight. I've said this many times in the last few days, but this really has been a hard week.

Hot(M)BC said...

Awwwwwww ::sniff:: That's so sweet.
Sanjee, Boni Maroni, Mini, Gree and Pepi

Mr. Chen and Ollie said...

Yes, it is a good time for some thoughtful reflection. What a great poem that is - mommy has never seen that one. It is very sweet. We join you in remembering those we have lost this week.
Mr. Chen & Ollie

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Oh Mao... We love you kitties very much.
This poem was very sweet and made Prinnie start sobbing all over again.
we hope all of you have a happy Thursday.

headbutts, Caesar

jenianddean said...

You made my mom's eyes leak (not the first time today). The pictures are beautiful and the poem was so thoughtful.

-Jasper McKitten-Cat

Anonymous said...

Those are wonderfully thoughtful pictures. It's been a hard week here in the blogosphere.

Skeezix the Cat said...

That is such a nice post: thank yoo! I needed that!

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Lovely tribute to our friends who have gone to the Bridge. Our eyes are leaking here. It has been a very sad week.

Gretchen said...

Thank you for sharing that lovely poem. My heart aches and is filled with tears at the joy of it. I know God loves all us kitties and their human partners.


Tara said...

That was really special.
Tara and Mom

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

This is very very beautiful for them. And we are all need it~!

*kiss and hug*

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Mao your poem is like nectar of hope....thank you for being a part of my life.
love Peach

Parker said...

That was so very sweet. Now my Mommy has leaky eyes again.

Daisy said...

What a beautiful poem. Our eyes are leaky again.

Samantha & Mom said...

We can hardly write through the tears. A wonderful poem! Thank you. We have been very sad this week! And that brought peace to our soul. (((((((((HUGS to you all)))))))))))))
Your FL furiends,
and Mom

Monty Q. Kat said...

MomBean, you're all, use my neckfur to dry off. I'm not nuzzling, just makin' sure you don't rust, that's all.

Anonymous said...

Hi My Sweet Mao,

Love the sweet photos and the beautiful poem....Love and Many Kisses Your Ariel

Mickey's Musings said...

Wonderful poem.It gets us all teary eyed.To loose so many kitties so close together is very hard.I send out (((HUGS)))
to all kitties and their beans

Anonymous said...

That were really nice pics of you! And thanks for sharing that poem.

The Furry Fighter said...

that is beautiful. my mummy has wet on her face and a HUGE lump in her throat now.
i do a bit too actually

Unknown said...

Those are really nice thoughtful pictures of you guys. What a sad week we kitty bloggers have had. My Mum couldn't read the poem, because she was already shedding tears just hearing the news : (

HRH Yao-Lin said...

*sniff* what a lovely poem. So sad. So beautiful.

Oh mao mao I need a cuddle. xx

Tyler said...

Very sweet poem. Thank you.

The Furry Kids said...

What a beautiful post. Our eyes have been leaking a lot this week. :(

snowforest said...

Oh what a lovely poem Mao Mao ~ this is the best rainbow bridge poem ever ~ very comforting for us all. Tragic times these. Missing all the lost kitties here. Sending everybody love and purrayers...