Friday, August 31, 2012

Approved By An Independent Lab

Hello everyone!   We all know how important it is to have a quality assurance program!   Well I happen to have my own "Independent Lab" that approves all my work.   He has quite an appetite so I can't say he is on minimum wages.

The Meaning of Rescue
Now that I'm home, bathed, settled and fed,
All nicely tucked into my warm new bed.
I'd like to open my baggage,
Lest I forget,
There is so much to carry -
So much to regret.   Hmmmm ...

Yes, there it is, right on the top,
Let's unpack Loneliness, heartache and Loss,
And there by my bed hides Fear and Shame.
As I look on these things I tried so hard to leave -
I still have to unpack my baggage called Pain.

I loved them, the others, the ones who left me,
But I wasn't good enough - for they didn't want me.
Will you add to my baggage?
Or will you help me unpack?
Or will you just look at my things -
And take me right back?

Do you have the time to help me unpack?
To put away my baggage,
And never repack?
I pray that you do - I'm so tired you see,
But I do come with baggage -
Will you still want me?

           ~Author Unknown

The story of this wonderful Special Needs dog is on my Marker Pop post so I will not repeat it.  For the hear of his heart wrenching story and see more of his pictures, read my Marker Pop post HERE

I hope you are all having a wonderful week and your weekend is ready to start.   I will be working for the next four days but I hope you all find time to enjoy a wonderful weekend and for those who celebrate Labor Day - have a safe and great holiday!


  1. I left a comment at MarkerPop for you. I also wanted to tell you that I love the poem above. It is easy to tell that you are an animal lover, Marie. Your pets are so fortunate! :^)

  2. Marie you are such a wonderful person! Thank you for sharing Astro's story with us. Hugs and happy crafting <3 -Kim

  3. I am sitting here with tears running down my face for I totally understand your story. I understand the driving force that had you go and get Astro and he is your total soul mate. I am so happy that his home is now with you where he is safe from harm and loved. Will send you an email later. Hugz!


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