After the Rain

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After the Rain

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After the rain

when the washing of my soul

has renewed the Light

within my heart

and made God’s love my goal

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After the rain

when the tears have ceased

and faith’s restored

my broken heart

and joy is now released

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After the rain

when the sun brilliant shines

and hope has birthed

a mended heart

and peace again is mine.

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After the rain

when I’ve shed this burden

and He’s given Love

so my heart now full

is ready to believe again.

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Wendy ❀ 2014

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I lost my dog, Sushi (my Pupcake).

He died during the last week of April

 from the same illness he had beat once before.

( Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia )

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Pets have a way

of not just climbing into your lap—

but into your heart.

They love, trust, and believe

with a depth that shows ours often shallow.

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Grief often accuses the bearer

with words that wound

even deeper:

You could have done more.

You could have loved more.

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But the tears fall

and flow like a river

as I long to ride these rapids

after the one I lost

and bring him back to this side…

(this shore of life that we shared).

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I waited on God.

 I made a choice to look for His comfort.

It came.

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 Many of you may recall that a lot of my flower pictures were taken

while I was outside with my little dog (some of these were)

 Have you ever lost a pet unexpectedly?

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The picture below is one taken

after he’d started recovering  in September. 

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‘Don’t cry for me

I’m in the Father’s garden

waiting for you’

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Blessings of Loving Comfort ~ Wendy ❀

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Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,

who comforts us in all our troubles,

so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves

have received from God.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

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113 thoughts on “After the Rain

  1. My dog died 9 years ago and I still miss her. You are correct; grief is a journey. At first, I could not even cry, it took me 3 years to cry, now, I have a smile when I think of her. I miss her, but with a smile of gratitude for the angle that God gave me for 10 years.

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  2. My condolences, Wendy. Your grief and love for Sushi come through clearly. The photos are such a beautiful tribute to your love for your friend. And I love how you made the choice to be comforted by Him who will always come through if we would exchange our ashes for beauty.

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