Friday, July 23, 2010

you made me lonesome when you left

Yer gonna have to leave me now, I know
But I’ll see you in the sky above
In the tall grass, in the ones I love
Yer gonna make me lonesome when you go.

-Bob Dylan-

remember that post I wrote awhile ago?

remember how I said I would go somewhere and cry?

I've tried to get away from school stuff, to do just that
But Griffey, that stubborn guy
He wasn't going to wait around until
finals week was over
and frankly, I wouldn't have wanted him to.
So in between projects/tests/papers
I would read mom and dad's blogs
and cry a little bit
it was really hard not to let it all go
right there in the library

because I loved that dog
I loved the white tip on his tail
I loved the way his whole body moved when I scratched his tummy
I loved it when he braved the sprinklers
Just to eat the pie dad threw in there...(?)
I loved the way he jumped in the snow
I loved that face he made
When he was being protective
He was majestic
But he could still stick his nose in the mud
I loved walking him to the field
And feeling him tug on the leash
Pulling me places I didn't really want to go
I guess there was a life lesson in there, huh.
Griff, I miss you a lot, lot, lot
But I'm comforted by the fact that
Christ's resurrection covers every living thing.
Even He loved my dog perfectly.
And that is the good news.

In 1909, the First Presidency (Presidents Joseph F. Smith, John R. Winder, and Anthon H. Lund), stated: “God … organized the earth, and all that it contains. … He made the tadpole and the ape, the lion and the elephant; but He did not make them in His own image, nor endow them with Godlike reason and intelligence. Nevertheless, the whole animal creation will be perfected and perpetuated in the Hereafter, … and will enjoy ‘eternal felicity.’ ” (See Improvement Era, November 1909, page 81.)

In the October 1928 general conference, President Joseph Fielding Smith said: “Death is not the end, neither of man nor of the earth. … The Lord intends to save … not only man … but all things which he has created. The animals, the fishes of the sea, the fowls of the air, as well as man, are to be re-created, or renewed, through the resurrection, for they too are living souls.” (See Conference Report, October 1928, pages 99–100.)


Anonymous said...

Sorry Kenz! I hope you can get through everything ok. I love you!!

sleye1 said...

Darn dog - wonderful dog - here's to happy days yet to come complete with sprinkler pie.

Terri said...

I got nothin to make this better and I really really want to. Love Aunt Terri

Ging said...

Thank you for the gospel perspective. Believe it or not this loss has tested my faith in a new, unforseen way. He depended on us so much and he was only ever ours.

funsize said...

This made me tear up! I love Griffey. And you!