Centennial Appaloosas & Quarter Horses

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Rest In Peace Abbey




5th September, 2007 - 7th March, 2008


I'll lend you for a little while

My grandest foal, He said,

For you to love while she's alive,

And mourn for when she's dead.

It may be one or twenty years,

Or days or months, you see.

But will you, till I take her back,

Take care of her for me?

She'll bring her charms to gladden you,

And should her stay be brief,

You'll have treasured memories,

To bring solace in your grief.

I cannot promise she will stay,

Since all from earth return.

But, there are lessons taught on earth,

I want this foal to learn.

I've looked the wide world over,

In my search for teachers true,

And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes,

With trust I have selected you.

Now will you give her your total love?

Nor think the labour vain,

Nor hate Me when I come

To take her back again?

I know you'll give her tenderness,

And love will bloom each day,

And for the happiness you've known,

Forever grateful stay.

But should I come and call for her,

Much sooner than you'd planned,

You'll brave the bitter grief that comes.

And someday understand.

(Author unknown)