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post #21 of 52 (permalink) Old 12-30-2012, 03:18 PM
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RIP - Mattie

Her Journey's Just Begun


Don't think of her
as gone away-
her journey has just begun.
Life holds many facets,
the Earth is only one.

Just think of her
as resting from
the sorrows and the tears,
in a place of
warmth and comfort
where there are
no days and years.

Think how
she must be wishing
that we could know today,
how nothing
but our sadness
can really pass away.

And think of her
as living
in the hearts
of those she touched,
For nothing loved
is ever lost-
And she was loved
so much.

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So very sorry for your loss of Mattie, your story is heartbreaking. Lovely photos of her too, thank you for sharing them, I can see what a sweet and gentle little soul she was.

Like many others on here we lost our precious golden almost a year ago now. You have definitely come to the right place where others understand what you're going through. Feel free to post stories and photos both of Mattie and Sheeba, we would love to hear more about them. Time will help you, and remember that they are always watching over you.






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I am so sorry to hear about Mattie. What a beautiful name and a beautiful girl. I know only too well, as do many on this forum, the intense grief. I lost my Oakley on Nov 23rd and still find it difficult getting through a day without him. Know I am thinking of you. Rest peacefully Mattie.
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I'm having a really tough day, as I did yesterday as well ... I went out for a few minutes just to try to collect myself, and then I feel worse because it's so sad coming back to the house where she was always patiently waiting... I find myself still thinking she'll be here when I get home... deep in the bottom of my soul I feel like I have a hollow spot, frightning at times to be in so much anguish.. I can barely bring myself to eat anything.. because Mattie was so much a part of our meals... she got so excited especially for salmon patties... doubt I'll ever be able to fix those ever again ... Please remember me in your prayers tonight .. thanks again for being so understanding and so compassionate .. I realize that many of you are going thru new grief as well, and I will be praying for comfort and peace for all of us ... {{{{hugs to each of you that has been so kind to me}}}} sheebamattiemom
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Praying for you, it will get better as time goes on, but I KNOW THE LONELINESS. We are here for you.

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Mattie is beautiful and the picture of her you took in Nov is really breathtaking. I think the fact that you woke up and you were able to be with her when she took her last breath is special -- you were with her and she died peacefully at her home.

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The depth of your grief will lessen, but not before it's time. Mattie left you exactly as she was meant to, with everyone snuggled in their beds, following a routine as old as she was. Dogs are stoics, and goldens never want to worry their people, so she kindly let you know just in time for you to hold her and kiss her goodbye as she got her angel wings. Please don't feel guilt; your Mattie wouldn't want you to. She knew and continues to know how much you loved her, that you did everything in your power to have her spend her last days in comfort and ease. She is smiling down on you, surrounded by a pack of beloved angels, all of whom were mourned as you are now mourning her. She's healthy and whole now, while you are not. Take all the time that you need, cry as much as you need to, and know that a whole bunch of us understand your overwhelming sorrow. I'm sorry Mattie's not here in the flesh, but she is snuggled tight in your heart, where she'll always be.

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I am so sorry for your loss of your beautiful girl Mattie. It's the hardest time of our lives to lose one of our faithful companions. Our prayers are with you that you'll receive peace and comfort during this time and to cherish all the memories you have of her. She'll always live in your heart forever.

Run free and play hard dear Mattie, our boy Rhett and many other Golden friends are waiting for you at the Bridge.
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I doubt if there is anyone on this forum who has lost a precious golden that has not gone through the same thought process. We lost our Emmy in April to hemangiosarcoma and I kept saying to myself - what should I have done, why didn't I realize she had the tumor, did she know how much I loved her. In my heart I know I did everything for her and she knew how loved she was but those thoughts still creep in. We know how much you loved Mattie and Mattie definitely knew. You did everything possible but you have to remember that with hemangiosarcoma when the symptoms show up it is usually advanced. It is an evil disease. My thoughts are with you.

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I'm so sorry you are going through this pain and heartbreak. We all truly understand how you feel, because we are all in various stages of grieving and healing. Mattie was beautiful; sweet, sweet face. We lost our Buddy 13 months ago and I am still missing him so. Grief is a process and you will go through many feelings for a long time. I am coping better now, but there is still a lingering sadness from his loss. I too believe we will be reunited someday, and pray that my loved ones in heaven are watching over him. Be kind to yourself and don't second guess...it only brings pain and no real answers. After being a member of this forum for over a year now, I have come to the conclusion that all these members are great Moms and Dads to their fur babies. We all loved, took care of, walked, played with, .......Cherished our Goldens. We will always remember them, love them, and hold them in our hearts. Your Mattie knew this too. I pray for all of us every night..we will get through this together. Hugs to you too!
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