Sunday, July 24, 2011

In Memory of Phillip

Beyond The Rainbow

As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played,
I was so very tired and knew my time on earth would fade.
I saw a wondrous image then of a place that's trouble-free
Where all of us can meet again to spend eternity.

I saw the most beautiful Rainbow, and on the other side
Were meadows rich and beautiful -- lush and green and wide!
And running through the meadows as far as the eye could see
Were animals of every sort as healthy as could be!
My own tired, failing body was fresh and healed and new
And I wanted to go run with them, but I had something left to do.

I needed to reach out to you, to tell you I'm alright
That this place is truly wonderful, then a bright Glow pierced the night.
Twas the Glow of many Candles shining bright and strong and bold
And I knew then that it held your love in its brilliant shades of gold.

For although we may not be together in the way we used to be,
We are still connected by a cord no eye can see.
So whenever you need to find me, we're never far apart
If you look beyond the Rainbow and listen with your heart.

Joyce writes: Phillip and his brother came to Joa's Arc from Camden County Animal Shelter. Joa's Arc was asked to take these boys because they had deformed eyelids. I was lucky enough to be their foster mom.

Phillip was extra sweet and just loved everyone. Wherever he was all I had to do is yell Phillip and he would come prancing with his extra big feet and extra long tail, and would look up at me with what I swore was a smile on his face. Phillip was adopted by a wonderful woman named Holly who adored Phillip. Holly loved this boy with all her heart. Phillip had surgery to correct his eye issues and did great. A few months later, Phillip needed a dental extraction. Phillip unexpectedly died during recovery.

Needless to say, Holly was devastated. We are all heartbroken that this sweet unique boy left us way too soon. We will never forget Phillip. In his short life he brought much joy and happiness to many people but mostly to Holly. Personally I thank Phillip for bringing me Holly, a sweet compassionate woman who I am blessed to now call my friend.

Goodbye sweet Phillip, we will meet again.
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  1. That is so sad. Poor Holly. Thank God he had her for some part of his wee life.

  2. He was only one when he died? :(

    1. Sara, He had a dental procedure done and died during surgery.


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