Our BIG move

This is my diary of our new life in New Zealand up to 2011 when we moved to QLD to be near our grandchildren...

Monday, November 29, 2010

its been a while...and this will be a sad post

Wow, well I guess I have been busy for the last 6 months!
I just read the post below, and it made me cry...why you may ask?

Well because I saw the pictures of Acia, and It makes me sad to actually type this...

She died tragically on the 22nd August 2010
she had escaped into the side paddock, and instead of coming back through that way, she jumped the fence, tripped and broke her neck when she fell.
it was the worst day of my life, I loved her as if she were mine, but worst of all she belonged to my darling daughter, so it was even worse, and I had to get her dad to tell her...

I will never forget her and this poem is dedicated to her memory.....

The Foal
I'll lend you for a little while my grandest foal, HE said.
for you to love while she's alive and mourn when she is dead.
It may be one or twenty years, or days or months, you see,
but will you, till I take him back, take care of her for me?
She'll bring her charms to gladden you, and should her stay be brief,
you'll have treasured memories as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise she will stay, since all from earth return,
but there are lessons taught on earth I want this foal to learn.
I've looked the wide world over In my search for teachers true.
And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes, with trust, I've chosen you.
Now will you give her total love? not think the labor vain,
nor hate me when I come here to take her back again?
I know you'll give her tenderness and love will bloom each day,
and for the happiness you've known, forever grateful stay
But should I come and call for her much sooner than you'd planned,
you'll brave the bitter grief that comes, and someday, understand.

I hope you understand why I had to write this, and the next post will hopefully be a bit less painful to read.


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