Sunday, November 9, 2008


For those of you who knew me in my 'previous' life, that seems so far away and almost not a reality anymore (which is a very good thing!) remember my first baby, my black lab Chep. He was such an 'old spirit', he had so much love in his eyes and heart. A 'thick' dog by many terms thick in fat and thick headed. He was always excited to see me and kept me company many times. He loved to be anywhere where I was and loved rides in the car. If you were on the couch, he was on your lap..all 90 pounds of him. It was so hard to leave him behind, and even harder not to see him everyday. I think about him often, and was informed this weekend that his time had finally come..he past away. I hope that he remembered me and felt my love when it was his time to go. I found this poem and thought it fit. So, here's to you my Chep. May you always know the warmth of my hand, the love in my heart and be in peace knowing how much love you brought to your mom's life. I miss you.

I Stood By Your Bed...
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.

Author Unknown


Melissa, Benton, and Roxy said...

I'm sorry Kimberli, I hate saying goodbye to our loved pets. It's hard to let them go. Your poem you found was very touching.

szumitacrew said...

Okay, I did come and read it. And yes I am a tearful mess again!
You found a great poem!
He was a very 'old soul' I always thought that.
Love you!

Kallie said...

Oh, how sad that Chep has passed on. That was a very neat poem. Thanks for your support this week.

Celeste said...

I couldn't read the poem...I couldn't keep myself together. I'm glad there are people like you who love God's creatures so much!

Blog designed by Blogger Boutique using Veronica Hurly's "Butterfly Kisses" kit.