Monday, June 21, 2004

Frederick Benjamin

Everyone who knows me is aware of my love for animals. I rescued Fred from the streets of New York City, and we both never looked back. Losing Fred is not something that I'll ever get over, so to memorialize his passing, I made a little card that I laminated and gave to all of his vets and assistants. It looked like this:

To Fred's handlers, doctors and technicians,

Psalms 139:14 KJV - I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works...I believe that is the case - all of God's creatures are powerful and fragile, all at the same time.

Your heroic efforts could not save Fred but please take heart that you have touched my life deeply. My gratitude and thanks for your day-to-day routine task of saving lives has not gone unnoticed. We do not know why Fred was taken, even the best possible medical science has yet to yield a solid answer to that, but he has touched all of us, and we have all had the beauty of experiencing his bright and shining light, goodwill and innocence. May we never forget his unconditional love, and learn and grow from it. May you all be blessed for your kindness and wonderful gifts, and may you continue to use those gifts and talents for the greater-good.

Luke 12:48 NIV - ...From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.

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