Wednesday, January 16, 2013

January 16th, 2000


Blogging Friends.... I am a bit behind in commenting on all of your Blogs. For which I sincerely apologize!! This week has been seemingly busy around here, and, on top of everything keeping us occupied, I'm on some Top-Secret quest. It has required losing my sanity, in a positive way!! More shall be revealed on Beautifully Unique later!! Meanwhile. Today is a very special anniversary for me. January 16th. It's a day when my heart is filled in an abundance of nostalgic feelings. And memories simply flow like blood through one's veins. Thirteen years ago today, an amazing dream of mine became reality. How so? I became a first-time dog owner!! For thirteen years ago today, Shadow Sunshine was placed in my life!! And nothing again would ever remain the same, because I will now always have a canine!! This poem--which I composed in 2010--expresses how our lives were intertwined.... Shadow and mine....        
I will never forget;
That afternoon we met;
How you ran outside to greet me;
As though knowing we're family;
I'll remember too;
How Winter winds blew;
During church service the lights went out;
And I have absolute zero doubts;
That this was God weaving;
His Amazing Planning;
For their sanctuary went black;
Taking everybody aback;
So we fled toward their gym;
And sang beautiful hymns;
Then someone was giving away his canine;
Which is the story of when you became mine!

Happy Gotcha Day, Sweet Sunshine. I miss you still.

 

22 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

Lovely tribute and such sweet sentiment. We know Shadow had a lovely life with you. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Raelyn said...

Molly....
Thank-you for the comment!!
Shadow did, in fact, have a lovely life with me!! ;op

RYKER said...

10 wonderful years and a dog lover for life, congratulations!

Raelyn said...

RYKER....
Thank-you for the comment!! I truly appreciated it!!
"10 wonderful years and a dog lover for life"!! That's right. And I had Shadow for ten years and nearly five months!! ;op

Mandy said...

hi! thank for following our blog and my son Rollin who also has craniosynostosis! hope you are well, love the photos of your precious doggies!

Raelyn said...

Mandy....
Thank-you for the comment!!
I am well!! Thank-you!! ;)
And you are welcome for commenting on your Blog!! ;op

Remington said...

Very sweet....

Raelyn said...

Remington....
Thanks for the comment!!
I am glad you enjoyed this!! ;op

Stacey said...

oh wow, 13 years!! That's so great you remember it too :-) I think Shadow sounds amazing, I love when you have stories on him!

Raelyn said...

Stacey....
Thanks for the comment!!
And, may I correct you? Shadow was a SHE!! Do not feel bad, though. Everybody mistook Shadow for a boy!! I got used to it!! ;op

chicamom85 said...

That is a wonderful post for your sweet Shadow. I wish I could have met her.


Loveys Sasha

Raelyn said...

Sasha....
Thanks for the comment!!
I wish you could have met Shadow, too. I deeply regret never have written any stories about her.... ;op

troutbirder said...

Wonderful tribute. My Baron and each of his predesseors was my best friend...:)

Raelyn said...

troutbirder....
Thanks for the comment!!
I am glad that you enjoyed this!! ;op

Soggibottom said...

Somehow I think Tweedles sent me :-) x x x
Luvs Freya Rose Blossom X

Raelyn said...

Freya Rose Blossom....
Thank-you for the comment!!
I love, love, love your name!! ;op

bbes tribe said...

Wonderful and sweet poem about you and ShadowSunshine! Thanks for sharing. Dogs are very special and we also will probably never be without one or more. Thanks for visiting us!
Wags
Etnie and the rest of the fur kids ;-)

Raelyn said...

bbes tribe....
Thank-you for the comment!!
"Dogs are very special and we also will probably never be without one or more.". Isn't that great? ;-D
You're welcome for visiting you!! ;op

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I just came to say hi.
Sorry I have not been around much- my mommy has not been feeling good- so most of my attention is on her.
Have a wonderful day
love
tweedles

Raelyn said...

Tweedles....
Thank-you for the comment!!
I completely understand. I, too, am battling a head cold!! Yuck!! :-(
Enjoy being your Mommy's "Comfort Dog"!! ;op

Max Mom said...

What a sweet tribute, Raelyn!
"Memories are the anchors of the soul" and you have some lovely ones.
Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SA

Raelyn said...

MAXMOM....
Thank-you for commenting!!
"Memories are the anchors of the soul". I like that!! ;op