- Hey Cheri-
I just got your message and I just wanted to let you know that I don’t even know how to express how much it means to me that you thought to call me. I can’t even imagine how hard this time must be for you. I know how much all the animals mean to you and having to make a hard decision like that is always the roughest. I find myself remembering my wonderful times at Pine Lake Pastures often and reflecting back on all the amazing times and memories I have with you and all the critters of PLP. Of course many of those memories involve wonderful little x-man.
Although my heart was very heavy hearing about it today I then had a moment sitting in my lunch bible study where I was able to find peace. I realized that the animals that have come into your life and into PLP have been so blessed to be loved unconditionally and to be able to forge relationships with you, your girls and all those that enjoy PLP. In knowing this I found a way to look past the saddness that filled me with your message and realize that little x-man knows his life was the best it could have been and wouldn’t change a thing.
I don’t know that in my 22 years of life I have met anyone else that serves as such an amazing steward to animals and exemplifies why god put them on this earth along side us as friends and family members. You touch the lives of everyone that meets you (including all the furry friends) and I hope you can find peace knowing that you did the best that could be done for him and that he is now roaming the pastures of heaven with a smile on his face. I can’t even put into words the lessons you have taught me and the love you and x-man have filled my heart with and although I know today is probably a very hard day for you and the farm, I can’t help but feel that excalibur knows he is blessed and will watch over us now.
I love you so much and my thoughts are with you and everyone at PLP. Enjoy this wonderful picture of that special little man.
All my love-