07-06-2012, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Lakotababii
I lost my heart horse last year. I still haven't moved on. It's gotten better, sure, but I still miss her. Always will.
Barry, grief is a process. NO ONE can tell you how fast or how slow you should move through it. This mare obviously meant something to you, and some people just don't understand that they are not just animals.
Don't let anyone tell you that you should get over it, or that she was just a horse. I've never even met you and it is blatantly obvious that she meant much more to you than words can express.
I am deeply sorry for your loss. You have my prayers.
GOD'S FOAL I'll lend you for a little while
My grandest foal, He said,
For you to love while she's alive
And mourn for when she's dead. It may be one or twenty years,
Or days or months, you see.
But, will you, till I take her back,
Take care of her for me? She'll bring her charms to gladden you,
And should her stay be brief,
You'll have treasured memories
To bring solace in your grief. I cannot promise she will stay,
Since all from earth return.
But, there are lessons taught on earth
I want this foal to learn. I've looked the wide world over
In my search for teachers true.
And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes
With trust I have selected you. Now will you give her your total love,
Nor think the labour vain,
Nor hate Me when I come
To take her back again? I know you'll give her tenderness
And love will bloom each day.
And for the happiness you've known
Forever grateful stay. But should I come and call for her
Much sooner than you'd planned,
You'll brave the bitter grief that comes
And someday understand.
This poem brought me to tears.
Barry I can only imagine what you're going through. My heart goes out to you.