Some of you have commented on the dog that is in the picture with me on our Facebook site. That is our family dog, Faith. She was born on that fateful day of September 11th, 2001. She has been a devoted and beloved member of our family for 14 years now. Always a bundle of energy, it was a miracle to get her to sit still long enough to get a family picture with her. Even the picture that I took for TMCV was a series of trial and errors until we got one snap shot. That’s why we were so saddened this weekend when she suddenly took a turn for the worst and her health failed her.
She had begun this past summer to suffer seizures, which really scared us. Then this weekend the pain of her condition really became apparent and she had to leave us. While I’m still very emotional about it and so is my family, we are happy for the great years we had with her.
When I was a little boy, my mother told me something to help me to get over the loss of a family pet. She said that if I prayed to God maybe He would work a miracle and make sure that I could see that pet someday in heaven. I’m sure that she said that to help sooth my sorrow but I’m still a little boy enough to believe that.
After all, what would heaven be without our animal friends. So here’s to Faith and the great, beautiful, loyal friend you were and to seeing you someday in heaven.