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In memory of Qwendi

They say memories are golden,
well, maybe that is true.
I never wanted memories, I only wanted you.
A million times I needed you,
a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you,
you never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly,
in death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no one could ever fill.
If tears could build a stairway
and heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
and bring you back again.
Our love chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us
one by one,
the chain will link again.

The Rainbowbridge

Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge

When an animal dies, that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends, so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals, who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing: they each miss someone very special, someone who was left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance.
His bright eyes are intent; his eager body begins to quiver.
Suddenly, he breaks from the group, flying over the green grass, faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into those trusting eyes, so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together...


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Heaven's Doggy Door

My best friend closed her eyes last night
As her head lay in my hand
The doctor said she was in pain
And it was hard for her to stand
The thoughts that scurried through my head
As I cradled her in my arms
Were of her younger puppy months
And oh...... her many charms
Today there was no gentle nudge
With an intense "I love you" gaze
Only a heart that's filled with tears
Remembering our joy-filled days

But an angel just appeared to me
And said : "you should cry no more,
God also loves our canine friends,
He's installed a doggy door!"


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The greatest gift

Author: Karla M. Bertram

I always knew this time would come,
From the very first time our eyes first met.
How I loved you then! How I love you now!
I made a promise then and I keep that promise now.
You will not suffer from a pain that will not heal,
You will not know the loss of a life remembered, now gone.
It's for me alone to make this decision,
The price for the bright joy and pure laughter
You brought me during the time we shared.
I am the only one who can decide when it is time.
When my hope dies, and my fears ride high,
Just when I need you most, I must let you go.
It's for you alone to tell me when you are ready,
For without your guidance, I will not know
When to lay my grief, my guilt, my anger,
My sorrow and my selfish heart aside
And give you the last gift, the greatest gift.
Your eyes will speak to mine, and I will know.
The pain of this moment is excruciating.
Tears stream down my face in a river of sorrow,
And my heart drowns in a pool of grief.
For you have spoken and I have listened.
And unlike other decisions I have made,
This one brings no relief, no comfort, and no peace
For if there's one thing I have learned,
Unconditional love has a condition after all.
I must be willing to let you go when you speak to me.
I must accept my pain so you can be free of yours.
Go easily now, go quickly now,
Do not linger here, it is time for you to leave.
Go find the ones who have gone before you.
You are free to leave me now, free to let your spirit soar,
I pray I will find comfort in my memories,
In the dark and lonely days ahead.
I cannot say I will not miss you, I cannot say I will not cry,
For only my tears can heal my broken heart.
But I promise you this: as long as I live, you will live
Alive in my mind, forever in my heart.
And this will be my greatest gift,
Sending you away.
Is this the measure of my unconditional love,
For only the greatest love can say
Good-bye.
Go find the rainbow bridge
We'll meet again.
Loving you has been the greatest gift of all.


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The Gate of Heaven

I got to the gate of Heaven yesterday,
After we said good bye.
I began to miss you terribly,
Because I heard you cry.

Suddenly there was an Angel,
And she asked me to enter Heavens gate.
I asked her if I could stay outside and wait,
For someone who'd be late.

I wouldn't make much noise you see,
I wouldn't bark or howl.
I'd only wait here patiently,
And play with my tennis ball.

The Angel said I could stay right here,
And wait for you to come.
Because Heaven just wouldn't be Heaven,
If I went in alone.

So I'll wait here, you take your time,
But keep me in your heart.
Because Heaven just wouldn't be Heaven,
Without you to warm my heart.


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I'm still here.

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep,
I could see that you were crying. You found it hard to sleep.
I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
It's me, I haven't left you. I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here.
I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today, Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more
I was with you at my grave today, you tend it with such care.
I want to reassure you, that I'm not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said It's me.
You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.
It's possible for me to be so near you everyday
To say to you with certainty, I never went away.
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew....
In the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
The day is over...I smile and watch you yawning
and say Goodnight, God bless, I'll see you in the morning.
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand side by side
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out ... then come home to be with me.


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God looked around His garden and found an empty space,
He then looked down upon this earth and saw your tired face.
He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest,
God's garden must be beautiful He only takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering, He knew you were in pain.
He knew you might never get well upon this earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb.
So He closed your weary eyelids and whispered "Peace be thine"
It broke Mom's heart to lose you but you never went alone
For part of her went with you the day God called you Home.


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This page last modified: Wednesday, 30-Jul-2008 16:43:06 CEST
 
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