MEMORIAL CANDLELIGHTING CEREMONY 

December 3, 2006

IN loving memory of:

Epi-pups:


Epi-pals:


Website Epi-pups:

Alan's Barney

Andrea's Sprocket

Brendaís Anna

Carolís Barney

Carole's Digby

Carrie, Brett and
Thelma's Jaie

The Caygillís Sarge

Cecilia's Ereka
and Doodles

Cyndy's Moe

Debbie's Java

Diane's Duncan

Dinny and Jessi's
Tiny Tim

Dyan's Blue

Emilie's Jazzy

Julie's Echo

Kathie and Dan's
Sadie

Katie, Steven, Finnie
and Maddie's Lucy

Kim's Jazz

Kim's Willie

Maria's TJ

Mary and Neil's
Baby Lassie

Michaela's Brodie

Mindy's Jack

Misty's Snoopy

Rachael's Butch

Ricardo's Patch and Rosy

Roberta's Corky

Robin's Bailey

Sara's Timon

Shannon's Jimbo 

Sherry's Thumper

Stephanie's Midnyte

Tammie's Tasha

Tanya and Jeremy's Duncan

Terri's Pookie

Tracie and John's
Snoopy

Tricia's Quincey

 

Vanessa's Bonnie


Memorial Ceremony attended by:

Amy and Joey Andrea and Angel Molson Web Angel Angelo, Kyra, Bandit and Angel Cognac
Anne and Little Man Web Angel Avionda
and Nathaniel
Barbara and Angel Fancy
Guardian Angel Beth, Eros and Angels Zuess
and Ivan
Bev and Cody
and Angel Ted
BJ and Mamae
Guardian Angel Cathy
and Zak
Chelsey and Angel Fancy Christine and Angel Kate
Cindy and Chivas,
Casey and Trevor and
Angels Jumpy and Floppy

Cynthia and Angel Bogie

Deborah and Kirby
Dell and Angel Poppy Dona and Paxon Gyula Gayle and
Angels Thor and Jesse
Web Angel Jill
and Angel Molly
Guardian Angel Joanne and Angel Asia Joanne and Cassidy
Web Angel Janet
and Angel Luke
Web Angel John
and Edison
Judy and Angel Hunter
Kathy and Dusty
and Angel Kalli
Kathy and Mocha Kerri and Hachi

Guardian Angel Linda and Dax and Angels Dallas and DC Critter

Guardian Angel Linda
and Bailey
Web Angel Lisa
and Angel Myka
Lori and Cisco and Angels Gunner and Tango

Web Angel Louise
and
Angel Chaka

Lynette and Angel Fancy

Marcia and Angel Oscar (Joan and Beauís family)

Web Angel Michael
and Norman

Pam and Angel Opie

Guardian Angel Pat
and Angel Dixie

Phyllis and Angels
Aja and Tessa

Guardian Angel Roberta and Jasmine

Web Angel Sharon
and Tasha

Teri and Angel River

Web Angel Tina
and Angel Jaff

 

Tom's family - Allison, David, Frank and Lauren  


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 everyone offering condolences and prayers
for Web Angel Sharon whose husband Tom lost his battle with cancer on October 30th. Several of Tom's other family members were also welcomed to this evening's ceremony while
Guardian Angel Tina read 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 June.
After each name was read,
expressions of sympathy and love
were shared by those in attendance.
 

Barbara and Robert's Fancy


Cynthia's Bogie


Deborah and Bob's
Dylan and Bear

    


Denise and Dave's Dublin


Janet's Luke


Judyís Hunter


Mary's Abe


Phyllis and Angel Aja's Tessa


Robin and Leslie's Lulu


Scott's Napoleon


Teri and Rocco's River

 


 

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

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.


 

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

Beth, Eros and Angel Zuess's Ivan



Bev and Cody's Ted




Christine and Danielle's Kate



Cindy and Chivas, Casey, and Trevorís Jumpy and Floppy
    


Gyula Gayle and Angel Thor's Jesse

 

Kathy and Dusty's Kalli

 

Linda, Dax and Angel Dallas's DC Critter

 

Lori and Cisco's Gunner and Tango
    
 

Marcia's Oscar

 

Pam's Opie

 

Patti and Angel Rainbow's Sparky



 

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

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 againÖ



 

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 Roberta.
For this evening's ceremony,
this poem was dedicated to
Web Angel Sharon's husband, Tom.

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.