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Memorial created 07-4-2008 by CAROLE TURNER
June 6 1994 - June 30 2008
April 30, 2008 - Steppin' out with mom
May 4, 2008 - I don't like baths
May 4, 2008 - ok...ok mom...one more
May 4, 2008 - Mom blow-drys my hair
May 4, 2008 - I like my blow-dryer
May 4, 2008 - I still like my blow-dryer
May 4, 2008 - Bath...pawdicure...h-m-m-m
May 7, 2008 - In the dark...silly mom
May 10, 2008 - Bath day, not feelin' good
May 10, 2008 - I guess baths are okay
May 10, 2008 - Yeh, I feel a little better
May 10, 2008 - Golly, thanks mom
May 10, 2008 - I love you
May 10, 2008 - My days are numbered
May 12, 2008 - Sleepy on mom's lap
May 12, 2008 - Snoozin' on mom's lap
May 12, 2008 - Z-z-z-z-z-z on mom's lap
May 12, 2008 - Dreamin' on mom's lap
May 12, 2008 - I love mom's lap
May 12, 2008 - More dreamin' on mom's lap
May 12, 2008 - Lovin' mom's lap
May 13, 2008 - I am happy, but so tired
June 27, 2008 - Let go mom...I'm ready
June 27, 2008 - I can't battle any longer.
"WHEN ONLY THE LOVE REMAINS”
You were a bright light for me
My shining star
Now the light has gone out
How will I go on!
I loved you in life and
I love you in death
Such sadness has swept me
Away like a tidal wave
Carried me to another place
And now, someone else remains to grieve
Because my pain is indescribable.
You were my strength
You were my brave little soldier
And now, the strength has gone from me too
I miss you...so desperately.
You were everything to me
You gave me so much joy
And now, the angels are the blessed ones
As they watch you romp on heaven's greens.
I was also blessed once,
He loved me with all his heart
We bonded in life, and now in death
I'll carry him wherever I go
Until my life ends.
author ~ Emily Margaret Stuparyk
"TO THOSE I LOVE AND THOSE WHO LOVED ME”. When I am gone release me, let me go, I have so many things to see and do, you mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears, be happy that we had so many years. I gave to you my love; you can only guess how much you gave to me in happiness. I thank you for all the love you have shown, but now its time I traveled on alone. So grieve for awhile for me if grieve you must. Then let your grief be comforted by trust, it’s only for awhile that we must be apart, so keep the memories within your heart. I won’t be far away, for life goes on.
...so if you need me mom, call and I will come. Though you cant see me or touch me, I'll be near, and if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear all my love around you soft and clear. Then, when you must come this way alone, I’ll greet you with a wagging tail and let you know you're "welcome home."
A NOTE from SHABBA
This is what I think Shabba would have written to us;
I love you mom, Tina Turner, Maggie, Krystal, Dezzy, Buster, Princess and Seville. We had a great life together. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I love you all so much, and I am so sorry I have to leave you. I will never forget our strong bond or the love we have for each other. Please, remember me.
Mom, Ebony wrote a "Last Will and Testament" to you when she had to leave. Well, here is mine...
I hereby prepare my last will and testament to give my mommy Carole Turner, to keep as a remembrance of my love for her. She will receive this "Last Will" after I am gone.
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
I Shabba, with the burden of this illness upon me, fear that death is near. I ask you mom, to inscribe this will, in your heart, as a memorial to me. I have little in the way of material things to leave behind. You see, dogs are actually much wiser than men. They do not set great value on or treasure materialistic things. There is nothing of value I have to leave behind other than my unconditional love and memories of the years we shared together.
I tried with all I had to be the loyal companion you wanted, and to comfort you in your times of need. I did the best job I could to fill your life with all the happiness I could possibly muster, and I hope I met your highest expectations. I fought IT as long as I could, but I was old and tired. It’s time for me to go.
It is painful for me to know that in my death you will experience unexplainable grief, and be left to bear such pain. You know I would never hurt you, if I could do this any other way. Please know that I have become very ill and although it is time for me to say "GOOD BYE", I will always watch over you. I hid my illness from you as much as I could because I knew nothing could be done to save me and I didn't want to worry you. That’s just how “we” are.
I leave you all our memories for you to carry in your heart until your journey on earth is complete. Put them in your “golden bucket of memories”. One last farewell to you mom...when you think of me...please, along with your grief, remember that the happy life we shared together, and all the love we had will always belong to just you and I. I wag my tail one last time, with all the strength I have...now I have to say I love you mom, and bid you a very grateful "GOOD-BYE".
I love you...thank you all, Shabba Lou
A NOTE from MOM to SHABBA
You whispered........."I'm in Heaven"
I cried what seemed to be
An endless flowing river
But you didn't come back to me
I ached what seems like
It will last forever
But still you can't come back to me
I've prayed what seems to
Be a lifetime
And yet you can't come back to me
For every tear you see me cry
You whisper........"I'm in Heaven"
For every ache you watched me bare
You whisper........"I'm in Heaven"
For every prayer you hear me say
You whisper........"I'm in Heaven
At first I couldn't hear you
I looked up and whispered......
"I can hear you now........and I thank God
That "You're in Heaven"
By: Cindy Biser (5/8/08)
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