02-03-2019, 06:15 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss of little Sunny.
As difficult as it is for us to let go, try to keep in mind that you were extremely fortunate to have enjoyed 10 long years with your little buddy.
Sunny is now happily playing at the Rainbow Bridge and will be waiting there for you.
Grief is a very personal experience and each individual grieves in their own unique way. Striving to honor aging and death as a part of the cycle of life may not diminish the pain and sorrow we feel when our loved one is no longer with us, yet it can help us accept that birth, life, and death is the way of all creation.
I believe during times of grief it is important to focus on the positives of the time spent with the beloved person or pet who has moved on in their journey.
Concentrating on gratitude for the blessings given through whatever amount of time one had with their loved one turns emotions away from feeling sorrow for one's self and brings the focus on the joys of the memories we shared. Although we miss having that person/pet as part of our day to day existence, and the time we had always seems too brief, giving thanks for the time we were given is the first step in healing the pain and sorrow.
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free.Fly High and Soar Freely Darling Sunny; Rest Peacefully Now Wee Man
I'm following the path God laid you see.
I flew to Him when I heard His call
I had to go and leave you all..
I could not stay another day
To chirp, to fly, to preen, to play.
All things undone must stay that way
I found my peace at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A song, a snuggle and many a kiss
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savoured much
My happy home, my Daddy's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don't spend yours now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee
God wanted me now; He set me free.
Modified from poem written by: Janice M. Fair-Salters