MEMORIAL CANDLELIGHTING CEREMONY 

April 15, 2007

IN loving memory of:

Epi-pups:


Epi-pals:


Website Epi-pups:

Amita's Hercules
Amy's Diego
Carol's Schatzie
Cheri's Max
Conny's Heidi Corine's Niles
Donna's Brownie
Dorene's Mikayla (MK) Gary and Kim’s Cammy
Jamie’s Saatchi
Kathy's Marley Keith and Sandy's Keegan
Linda's George
Lisa's Buddy Lori's Mieco
Michele's Stella
Pam and Sandy's Sasha Paula's Murphy
Peggy's Cubbie
Roar's Scotty Sheryl's Kito
Sparky
Starr Susannah and Bentley's Boscoe
Tracy's Gucci
Valerie's Ripley Vanessa's Pimpa


Memorial Ceremony attended by:

Web Angel Avionda
and Nathaniel
Web Angel Angelo, Kyra, Bandit and Angel Cognac Barbara and Angel Molly
Beverly, Alex and
Angel Maggie
BJ, Mamae and
Angel Dalphilia
Bonnie and Angel Molly
Guardian Angel Cathy
and Zak
Chris and Angel Murphy Cindy and Chivas
David and Max Web Angel Dell
and Angel Poppy
Diane and Molly
Web Angel Dona
and Paxon

Dotty and Angel Fred

Eva, Boris and
Angel Dudley
Hope, Peabody and
Angel Franny
Jill and Angel Lucy Guardian Angel Jill
and Angel Molly
Guardian Angel Joanne and Angel Asia Web Angel John
and Edison
Jude and Jackie
Kathy and Mocha Guardian Angel Linda
and Bailey
Linda and Angel Xander
Lisa and Gunner Web Angel Lisa
and Angel Myka

Web Angel Louise
and
Angel Chaka

Mary, Nelson and
Angel Onyx

Melodie and Angel Ranger MissyEcho and Angels
Spirit and Cote

Guardian Angel Pat
and Angel Dixie

Patty and Zeumee

Guardian Angel Roberta and Jasmine

Web Angel Sharon
and Tasha

Terry, Devon and
Angel Ernie

Web Angel Tina
and Angel Jaff
 

Guardian Angel Vicky
and Angel Duncan

 


Poems:




THE RAINBOW BRIDGE

 Just this side of Heaven is a place called the Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here,
t
hat pet goes to the Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine and our friends are warm and comfortable.

  All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor;
those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again,
just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing:
they each miss someone very special, someone who has been left behind.


They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance.
His bright eyes are intent; his eager body begins to quiver.
Suddenly, he breaks from the group, flying over the green grass, faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet,
you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.
The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head,
and you look once more into those trusting eyes,
so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together... 


 

The ceremony began with Guardian Angel Sharon
reading the poem "The Fragile Circle."

The Fragile Circle

We who choose to surround ourselves with lives
Even more temporary than our own,
Live within a fragile circle,
Easily and often breached.

Unable to accept its awful gaps,
We still would live no other way.
We cherish memory as the only certain immortality,
Never fully understanding the necessary plan.


 

We continued by remembering and lighting candles
for the epi-pups of our members
who have gone to the Rainbow Bridge since December.
After each name was read,
expressions of sympathy and love
were shared by those in attendance.
 

Barbara's Molly


Bonnie's Molly


Chris's Murphy


Connie's Brandy


Diana's Lance


Dotty's Fred


Jamie's Tyler


Janie's Fargo


Jill's Lucy


Lin's Lakota


Linda's Angel


Linda's Xander


Marion's Emma


Michelle's Salem


Sara's Molly


 

The poem "A Million Times I Will Miss You" was read by Guardian Angel Jill:

A Million Times I Will Miss You

They say memories are golden
Well, maybe that is true.
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.

A million times I will miss you,
A million times I will cry
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still,
In my heart you hold a place
No other pup could ever fill.

It broke my heart to lose you
But you did not go alone
For part of me went with you
The day God called you home.

Your precious memory is my keepsake,
With which I'll never part.
God has you safe in His keeping
But I'll have you forever in my heart.

If tears could build a stairway
And heartache make a lane
I'd walk the path to heaven
And bring you back again.

Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again…


 

The ceremony continued by lighting candles for and remembering the epi-pals
of our members who have gone to the Rainbow Bridge since December.
After the names were read, those in attendance
shared their thoughts and feelings with the group.
 

Angie and Dixie's Casey



Beverly and Alex's Maggie




BJ and Mamae's Dalphilia



Eva and Boris's Dudley


Hope and Peabody's Franny

 

Jan, MissyEcho and Angel Spirit's Cote

 

Judi, Jaime and Angel Keno's Bear and Cajun
    
 

Kathy and Dusty's Cricket

 

Mary and Nelson's Onyx

 

Nan and Angel Lesley's Buddy

 

Terry and Devon's Ernie



 

The poem "The Gates of Heaven" was read by Guardian Angel Pat:

The Gates of Heaven

When I got to the gates of heaven
After we said goodbye,
I began to miss you terribly,
Because I heard you cry.

Suddenly there was an angel,
And she asked me to enter heaven's gate.
I asked her if I could stay outside
For someone who would be late.

I wouldn't make much noise you see,
I wouldn't bark or howl,
I'll only wait here patiently
And play with my tennis ball.

The angel said I could stay right here
And wait for you to come,
Because heaven just wouldn't be heaven
If I went in alone.

So I'll wait right here, you take your time,
But keep me in your heart,
Because heaven just wouldn't be heaven
Without you to warm my heart.



 

We lit candles for the epi-pups we lost from webmail moms and dads
who corresponded through our website with our Guardian Angels
and
for
the health and happy lives of all our epi-pups
who are still struggling with this devastating disease.


       

The poem "Come to Me" was read by Guardian Angel Tina.

Come to Me

God saw you getting tired
When a cure was not to be
So He closed His arms around you
And whispered, "Come to Me."

You didn't deserve what you went through
and so He gave you rest,
God's garden must be beautiful
He only takes the best.

And when we saw you sleeping
So peaceful and free from pain,
We could not wish you back
To suffer that again.



The Memorial Candlelighting Ceremony concluded.