December 30, 2011

White Dog put her head in my lap. "There is so much sadness, momma! Why are so many suffering and sick and in need during this time that is supposed to be festive and joyful?" We had jut read the news that two more friends in our blogging community were fighting for their lives and there were tears running down my cheeks.

"I wish I had an answer, Little One. Or at least an idea of how to make it stop," I replied. " I agree that it seems so wrong."

"But what about hope? and love? and the power to make miracles where they are least expected? Aren't they powerful enough to change things?" White Dog pressed.

"Sometimes it seems that there is no hope left and love is just accepting the situation and miracles escape our reach. We are overwhelmed and surrender to fate."

"But hope and love, momma, are the food of the soul! As long as your soul is strong you can never be defeated! You decide how you walk through your day...you decide how you fight the good war...you decide when it is time to continue your journey beyond here. Don't you see, momma? Hope and love! Don't send tears of sadness; send songs of loving caring heart bursting hope and love...there is no more powerful gift."

"You give ME hope, White Dog," I whispered. "Thank you."


Keisha said...

Happy New Year! :) Love beams to u!!

Teddy Bear said...

Hope and love...we agree.

Teddy Bear & Sierra

bichonpawz said...

Blessings to you all!!! Happy New Year!!
xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Brian said...

Y'all are the best and always give us hope for a brighter tomorrow. From all of us to all of you...Happy, Happy, Happy New Year!!!

Sagira said...

You are all an inspiration to us. :)

Random Felines said...

hope and love - the things that keep us all going!!!

Jacqueline said...

Hope and love make everything worthwhile=we are purring and praying for all those sweet souls struggling with health issues, but it's also very sad to think of all those we've lost this past year...Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas card=we were so excited to receive such a lovely gift from you!!...Wishing you all a very Happy New Year filled with great health, much love and tremendous joy...love and hugs, precious friends...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

Ginger Jasper said...

We want to wish you a Happy , Healthy and love filled new Year and to say thank you for being our friends.. Hugs GJ xx

Amber DaWeenie said...

All of us here wish you a wonderful New Year filled with love, hope, and miracles!


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We too are overwhelmed by all the sadness the past few weeks. It is just too much. But we are trying to remain hopeful and hope-filled too.

Happy New Year from all of us at The OP Pack!

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

24 Paws of Love said...

Beautifully said White Dog. Such trying times for so many and so easy to lose hope. Thank you for your ever reminding faith and holding on to what is dearest to share, our hearts.

Many blessings to the WDA family. Thank you so much for your words of inspiration, care and hope that have helped me to carry on.

Have a Happy New Year.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Thank you for helping us to remain hopeful.
We cannot stop thinking about all the sadness.
We are trying to be as positive as we can, but it is hard.
We wish for you a new year filled with "special moments"