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Sweet Pea’s Story-Part 4: Farewell My Sweet Friend, Until We Meet Again


“Sometimes, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” ~A.A.Milne

June 18, 2014 my beautiful little Sweet Pea passed away. For 13 years I was blessed with her love and sweet friendship.

She was such a funny little clown. She loved banging her colorful bells, destroying her foraging boxes and chew blocks. I loved watching her destroy a foraging box while tossing the paper shreds all over her cage and our living room floor.

It’s hard to believe that she is really gone. I miss her terribly, and while I hope to be reunited with her someday, knowing I’ll never get another sweet kiss from her or a happy song when I enter the room, is heartbreaking.

I was truly blessed to care for this little bird and to watch her grow and enjoy life with her. Loving her and to be loved by her was an honor.

I’ll lend you, for a little while, a bird of mine,” He said.
“For you to love while he lives, and mourn when he is dead. 
It may be six or seven years, or maybe twenty-three, But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me?
He’ll bring his charms to gladden you, and shall his stay be brief, You’ll have his lovely memories as solace for your grief
I cannot promise he will stay, as all from Earth return, But there are lessons taught down there I want this bird to learn.
I’ve looked the whole world over in my search for teachers true, And from the throngs that crowd life’s lanes, I have selected you.
Now will you give him all your love – not think this labor vain, Nor hate me when I come to call, to take him back again.
I fancied that I heard them say, ‘Dear Lord, thy will be done.’ For all the joy this bird shall bring, the risk of grief we’ll run.
We’ll shower him with tenderness and love while we may, And for the happiness we’ve known, forever grateful stay.
And should the angels call for him much sooner than we planned, We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand.”
If, by your love, you’ve managed, my wishes to achieve, In memory of him you’ve loved; be thankful; do not grieve.
Cherish every moment of your feathered charge.
He filled your home with songs of joy the time he was alive. Let not his passing take from you those memories to enjoy.
“I will lend to you, a Bird”, God said, and teach you all you have to do.
And when I call him back to heaven, you will know he loved you too.

~Author unknown

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