Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Christmas Prayer - To Annie: may you now run free in the pastures of Heaven

This Horse of Mine

"I'll lend you, for a while, a horse of Mine," God said, "for you to love while she lives, and mourn when she is dead.
It may be six or seven years, or maybe twenty-three, but will you, till I call her back, take care of her for Me?
She'll bring her charms to gladden you, and shall her stay be brief, you'll have her lovely memories as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise she will stay, as all from Earth return, but there are lessons taught down there, I want this horse to learn.
I've looked the whole world over in my search for teachers true, from the throngs that crowd life's lanes, I've selected you.
Now will you give her all your love - not think this labor vain?

I fancied that I heard them say, "Dear Lord, thy will be done. For all the joy this horse shall bring, the risk of grief I'll run. I'll shower her with tenderness and love while I may, and for the happiness I've known, forever grateful stay.
And should the angels call for her much sooner than I planned,
I'll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand."
~Author unknown~
Me and Annie at Pilchuck Vet Hospital -
She was only 5 years old when God called her home

8 comments:

Dede said...

A beautiful prayer and a gorgeous Annie too!

(((HUGS)))

Intuitive Goddess said...

Beautiful Piece.
May your much missed friend Run Wild & Free Always...

Chicken Lips said...

She'll always be with you.

May you and your family have a wonderful Christmas

Shirley said...

That is just beautiful! I'm sure your beautiful Annie is running like the wind in the beautiful fields of Heaven!
God knew what he was doing when he put her in your care as it is so very clear how much you loved her!
Merry Christmas Friend!

Shirley

By Way of Salem said...

Thank you everyone! Sniff... You're just all great friends. Merry Christmas to you all!

Diana said...

what a beautiful horse..Ty for sharing this!

By Way of Salem said...

Thank you all - I appreciate your caring messages. I really do.
Hugs, Jeannine

My Mane in the Wind said...

She looked like a loving horse. They are such magnificent creatures, and I miss my last one -- Magic Man -- too. But every once in a while he comes into my mind's eye and he's right there with me. Love knows no boundaries.