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Lindsey Peterson
Mourning a special loss


The loss of a pet hurts like a human loss, yet is often overlooked as trivial.


Lindsey recently suffered the death of her beloved dog Honey. She is a college student and was unable to be with her family during this difficult time and also could not attend the funeral. She is having a difficult time accepting Honey's death and is plagued with nightmares. There are too few resources on dealing with the loss of a pet and she can not find the support she needs. Society also has not yet realized how important our animals can be to us and she is judged for mourning for "just a dog." Please keep her in your prayers, grant her strength to persevere, and ask that she may feel God's peace.

 
LindseyRuth -2/5/2007
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Presstowardthemark
2/20/2007 16:20

Dear Lindsey: My prayer is that God will be very near to you. He is concerned with the sparrow that falls, and He is surely concerned with you and Honey. I don't have a Bible verse to clearly substantiate my belief, but I wouldn't be surprised that the 2 dogs and 2 cats and 7 sheep on the Noah's Ark were family pets! God "saved" the animals on the earth from destruction so to speak (not that they have "souls" per se), so it just seems to me, knowing how good God is and God knowing how much we love the animals that He thought to give us in the first place, it would be like Him to somehow take our pets to Heaven! However God chooses to do it will be the best way. Keep your eyes on Jesus and He will get you through this and whatever comes your way. By God's Grace, PresstowardtheMark


jcb2642
2/20/2007 16:28

Dear Lindsey, I pray that you find comfort in your time of loss. Lord bless lindsey in her time of need. Lord put people in her life that will sympathize with her pain. I pray that she gets another pet real soon that'll help her overcome her grief. IN YOUR SON JESUS NAME I PRAY AMEN


Merlock
2/20/2007 22:45

O Holy King and Maker of the Universe, Loving Father to Us All, please bless Lindsey through the loss of her beloved pet; let her know Your Love and Presence, and help her to accept Honey's death and love on. Please aid her mentally and spiritually through all the stresses of her life, and please also bless Honey; I truly hope, God, that animals have a place in the next world, and so I ask that Honey be there, and that one day Lindsey will be with her dog again. Please, God, bless both pet and mistress for the best, and thank You for all, including the good Honey brought to the world while living. In Your Holy Name, Amen.


dollee
2/21/2007 08:26

DEAR LINDSEY, I TOO SUFFDERED THE LOST OF OUR PET WHO WAS ALSO OUR FAMILY MEMBER.THE LOST WAS DEVASTING.I DO KNOW HOW YOU FEEL WHEN PEOPLE THINK THAT IT IS SILLY TO MOURN THE LOST OF A PET. BE ENCOURAGED AND STAY ENCOURAGED BECAUSE GOD INTENDED PETS TO BE APART OF OUR LIVES,SO THAT WE MAT LEARN LOVE AND COMPASSION FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT DO FOR THEMSELVES.I BELIEVE THAT OUR PETS ARE REALLY SPECIAL AND GIVEN TO US BY GOD.CONTINUE TO REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES WITH YOUR PET AND ALWAYS THANK GOD FOR THE JOY THAT HE WAS ABLE TO BRING INTO YOUR LIFE.GOD CARES AND SO DO I.


dollee
2/21/2007 08:28

DEAR LINDSEY, I TOO SUFFERED THE LOST OF OUR PET WHO WAS ALSO OUR FAMILY MEMBER.THE LOST WAS DEVASTING.I DO KNOW HOW YOU FEEL WHEN PEOPLE THINK THAT IT IS SILLY TO MOURN THE LOST OF A PET. BE ENCOURAGED AND STAY ENCOURAGED BECAUSE GOD INTENDED PETS TO BE APART OF OUR LIVES,SO THAT WE MAY LEARN LOVE AND COMPASSION FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT DO FOR THEMSELVES.I BELIEVE THAT OUR PETS ARE REALLY SPECIAL AND GIVEN TO US BY GOD.CONTINUE TO REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES WITH YOUR PET AND ALWAYS THANK GOD FOR THE JOY THAT HE WAS ABLE TO BRING INTO YOUR LIFE.GOD CARES AND SO DO I.


TheAngel0831
2/26/2007 11:32

Dear Lindsey, I know it is so hard to lose a loved one. There is a story called Rainbow Bridge that is one of the sweetest stories. You can type Rainbow Bridge in on the search engine and pull it up. It basically says that when a pet passes away they go to a place called Rainbow Bridge and wait for us. They are young and free and play with all the animals. They do not hurt in any way anymore. Then when we pass our beloved pet(s) go to the entrance of the bridge and we cross over Rainbow Bridge into heaven together. When I lose a beloved animal, I like to keep this story in mind, it helps me through my loss and gives me something to look forward to, that I will see my pet again at Rainbow Bridge. God Bless you Lindsey and may God watch over Honey until you meet up with him again. In the meantime, I believe Honey is still with you in spirit and always in your heart. Time heals Lindsey and my prayers are with you. Once again, God bless!


JHOUGHTON
2/28/2007 09:53

Dear Lord, Please be with Lindsey in her time of grief. All things are gods creatures man and animal and all have a meaning in our lives. Our pets are like children. Please give her comfort in knowing that Honey is now running free in your heaven. I pray in your name AMEN


DeeDee143
3/2/2007 19:50

May God guide you through this difficult time.May you focus on the wonderful memories. God Bless Honey and all of our beloved animals, especially our faithful companions with love in their eyes who will live on forever in our hearts. Teach all people to love and care for them.God Bless. AMEN


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