Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday...I've got my eye on you

The title of this post brings up a lot of mixed emotions, sad and happy thoughts. Naturally I wish my baby girl was here with me, but thinking that I have an angel watching out for me is a comforting thought. She was an angel on earth so wouldn't it make sense that she is an angel in heaven?



I can see why it's so easy for people to question their faith when faced with such grief. I don't understand it, and right now, I don't like it, but I will trust in God's plan. However, I have to admit that I have struggled with doubts about whether or not I will ever see Payton again. Is the Rainbow Bridge real? Do all dogs really go to heaven? Let me tell you, the idea of her being gone forever is mind numingly painful, so I did some research.

Referring to God's plan for the world, the Bible says in Ephesians 1:10,
to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment–to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.
And in Romans 8:19-21,
The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.
This means to me that one day all of creation, which our furkids are a part of, will be transformed. It follows as such in Isaiah 11:6-9 that there will be a time of peace where nature is returned to its intended balance and harmony when Jesus Christ reigns over the earth.
The wolf will live with the lamb,
the leopard will lie down with the goat, 
the calf and the lion and the yearling together;
and a little child will lead them. 
The cow will feed with the bear,
their young will lie down together, 
and the lion will eat straw like the ox. 
The infant will play near the hole of the cobra,
and the young child put his hand into the viper's nest. 
They will neither harm nor destroy
on all my holy mountain, 
for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea.
Becuase I have accepted Jesus as my savior I know I will be in heaven one day, but will Payton join me in heaven? I think so. If all the animals mentioned in Isaiah 11:6-9 will be then there is no way our loving God will exclude the very animals that are a true expression of His unconditional love. I look forward to the day I can hold and kiss my Angel of Love again.



A Day in the Life of Pugs said...

I truly believe this, too! We question why things are the way they are, why things have to happen the way the did and one day we will have the answer. I know that when my time on earth is over I will see my childhood cat, Samantha, again one day. Along with the pets Gordon and I have had.

Payton was and is an Angel of Love!

Hugs, Ellen & the pugs
~ Zoe, Peyton, Webster & Liberty ~

Anonymous said...

I do believe that one day I will be reunited with my 3 girls. And am sure that I will be meeting all the fur kids that are there already. Looking forward to meeting Payton.

Sammy and Neko said...

We will all meet : ) means I have a chance to meet Payton in fur someday. Hang in there, Christy. You have more things you need to accomplish on earth before you see Payton again. How's your husband taking all of this? Sounds like you have an awesome man.


Meredith LeBlanc said...

I definitely believe that I will be reunited with Nicki again, just as I believe she is still with living on my heart.

I remember that numbness after she went to the Bridge ~ I just wanted to run and hide. But that deep pain opened my heart & soul to new love for Scarlet and those around me.

Payton is doing the same for you & Tim.

Meredith & Scarlet

Minnie and Mack said...

Such a sweet photo of Payton!

We believe in our hearts that we WILL be united in heaven with all our loved one! Furkids included.

We are human therefore we do question God's intentions at times. It hurts but makes us stronger and as was said above, Christy, you have many things ahead of you on this earth!

Kathy, Minnie and Mack

Anonymous said...

Christy you will definately see Payton again in heaven. She is still with you watching over you.

Marge & Puggles

Frank The Tank said...

The Rainbow Bridge is real and all dogs DO go to heaven for sure! I think of Payton every day and I agree that she was an angel on earth and is an angel in heaven, she is watching over us all! She dosent want you to be sad, she wants you to be happy for all the wonderful memories that you shared and all the love you had and the time you had together as it was more time than you should have had but she was a fighter! She hasnt really left you she will always be with you! She is always with me in my heart and I miss her every day, every time I check the Blog! Stay strong and carry on knowing that you will mett again! Love, Licks, Hugs and Tummy Rubs, still in my thoughts and prayers, no matter how far accross the oceans I'm always here for you all! Frank, Jemma and Malo xxxxxxxx

tubby3pug said...

I am not a particularly religious person, but I do believe that the spirits or energy of those we love continue to comfort us throughout our lives. Payton will always be with you

urban hounds

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I stopped to read your post earlier, and I had to go away and think.
I want words to say, but I cannot find any.
I believe Payton is an angel right now. And I believe her spirit is with us.
And this I do know- if it was, that we were never going to see our furries again- then that place is not for me. I believe and must that we will all be together again.
We know how your heart is feeling.
Our hearts are broken too.
We love you

Southern Fried Pugs said...

I think heaven is about love. There wouldn't be a heaven for us if God didn't love us so much to send Jesus. So if heaven is about love and pets are about love, then it's a perfect match.
I do think our beloved pets go to heaven. I know one argument against that is that they don't have the capacity to be saved, but neither do babies or the severely developmentally disabled. They get a straight shot into heaven. Why wouldn't pets?
I'm not positive that every animal goes but I think the ones that are incredibly loved have to be there. I hope that there's a special spot for the animals who didn't get a chance to be loved, too.
I think it's natural to have doubt. Without doubt, how do you know it's real? You have to experience sadness to be able to contrast it with happiness. It's easy to have faith when you have never faced doubt. The true test of your faith is having those doubts and still trusting in God's will.
It will get better and easier. Payton was sent to you for a reason. She taught you what she was supposed to and then it was time for her to move on. As you heal and recover, you'll figure out what you are supposed to do with what you have learned.
In the mean time, it still hurts unbearably, but it will get better.
All our love.

Pearl said...

Sending you hugs, Christy.

I fully believe we will be together with these babies in Heaven. I have always said that I know without a doubt that there won't be a single desire of my heart that is not met in Heaven. I won't have a single want that is not fulfilled. God knows the longings of my heart, and this is one of them. I believe He will provide. :)

Sending you love.

Michelle + Myko said...

I cannot believe in my heart that He would have it any other way.

Pug Love!

Rumpydog said...

Oh we'll be there!

Kitty+Coco said...

Christy, I absolutely believe that our fur-kids will be in Heaven. My mom has done some searching on this and assures me that pets will be there and have specific jobs just as we will. God made animals, and knows every one by name. I believe he is not only full of mercy, but that He is also good.