Tuesday, November 22, 2005


things happen that just throw you more than a little off balance.

yesterday was one of those days.

* my car brooke down (starter motor, which is all fixed now)
* my computer decided to do a minor freak out
* my mum calls to tell me that one of my horses jumped a couple of fences, ended up on the road, being hit by a car and killed.

and i wonder how long she lay on the side of the road? did she die immediately? was the person driving speeding? could they have missed her?

i am grateful that no one was hurt, but gutted. heartbroken. shattered. puffy eyed. super sensitive. shocked. so sad that she's been burried somewhere else, and i won't be there. and now... racooned eyed once more.

I know it doesn't compare to the pain that so many other's are experiencing, but it makes you realise how it's all such an individual thing, and so relative to each person.

Yeah... great day.

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stone and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace......

God has made everything beautiful in its time.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-11


Jayleigh said...

God bless you, sweetie. I am so sorry for your loss.


Snaggle Tooth said...

Oh no! Sorry you've had such a bad time and ya had to bid a final farewell to your beloved animal friend. I know it's very upsetting, especially not being there, and I'll pray for you. I'm wondering if it was Tui's Love Song, or the young filly. Either way a tragedy! I can feel your pain, being an animal lover myself having been attached to horses before, I know it's like losing your sister.
I like the version of "a time for everything" you quoted, very comforting thought. I like to think we all (and animals too) get to meet again on the other side of life. N ya always feel the love, no matter which side you're on...
Better luck on the next week, hang in there n time will heal.

mreddie said...

Sometimes trouble seems to come in bunches, but I'm so glad that we have Someone much higher than us that cares about our individual pain. At times I must lean heavily on Him.

Found your blog through a link - hope you have a better rest of the week. ec

Kiwi (no not the fruit!) said...

Wow thats really sad, I'm so sorry for the loss :(
Your right there are these times, I just pray they are few and far between!

Take it easy hey!

Using up the words.... said...

Hi Everyone....

Thanks for the notes (and hugs Jay). They mean alot. God is good. I woke up this morning feeling much better, and able to just let it go.
Snag it was Love Song's half sister, sooty. She was a miracle foal. I'll blog the story later.

Blessings you guys.

Neo said...

UUTW -Awwww, wow! So sorry to hear that!


Using up the words.... said...

what can I say... it sucks, and I guess would explain the deep funk.

the rest, pms? lol

Run people, run!!!!

thanks though.