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  2. pslady says:

    This has profoundly moved me Michael…I have re-read it a few times.

  3. Captain Kevin says:

    I haven’t even gotten out of bed yet, and you’ve already got me in tears. Praying for you, your mom and Liam too.

  4. Michael says:

    Thank you pslady.
    Thanks, CK…

  5. Linn says:

    Michael-so many hard things. I tend to build a wall around my heart against even indulging in grief (I come from a long line of stoics), and it eventually crumbles. I’m slowly getting better at letting Jesus and the healing in. It hurts, but not as bad as not letting Jesus deal with my feelings. I know this process is different for everyone. I will be praying!!

  6. Michael says:

    Sorry about all the typos…I tried to edit it and catch them….didn’t do it very well.

  7. Michael says:


    Thank you.

  8. filistine says:

    many similarities with my trail & more residual wisdom for sure. Dogs and cats are largely interchangeable in this conversation and the insight is certainly transferrable. I trust you find tangible solace.

  9. Michael says:

    Thank you, fil.

    Yes, dogs and cats or any creature you make a bond with…

  10. Elena says:

    Pain always shows up brilliantly… I wonder why?
    Strangely, I understand every though you placed in print… and I am amazed.
    All I can think is that the Triune God is forever present and connecting us with Himself🙏💕

  11. Michael says:

    Elena…amen and thank you my friend.

  12. Nonnie says:

    So beautiful. I’m so glad Liam is with you as a healing balm. God bless you, my friend.

  13. Michael says:

    Thank you, Nonnie…may He bless you as well, my friend…

  14. Janet Linn BrideofChrist says:

    This is gut wrenching. We had a 13- year-old Australian Shepherd who was right as rain an then suddenly took ill.We were shocked to hear that he had a massive tumor in his abdomen and due to his age they recommended putting him down. But we just couldn’t. We brought him home and I spent three days at his side, carrying him outside at regular intervals so he could relieve himself. Finally after three days I thought, “What am I doing? How long can I keep this up? And he isn’t going to get better.” I guess that those were the three days I needed to process what was happening and let him go. I feel for you, Michael. Letting go of a beloved pet is very hard. I’ll be praying for you.

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