Sunday, January 13, 2013


Today is the one year anniversary of the death of my little "Shorty". I miss her so much. I found this little poem to post in her memory.
"Shorty" 1995 - January 13, 2012


One year in heaven,
One year you've been there, 
So far away,
Someday I'll see you in the air,
One year in heaven,
I miss you so much,
Smile down upon me,
And show me your love.

One year in heaven,
It seems like so long,
Since the last time I saw you,
And then you were gone,
One year in heaven,
You left earth too soon,
But I know they need you,
More than I do,

One year in heaven,
I'm alone on the earth,
I miss your sweet kisses,
And all that you're worth,
One year in heaven,
Is God really there?
Why did he take you,
As I cried in despair.

One year in heaven,
I still see your face,
The day that you took,
The last breath you would take,
One year in heaven,
Why did you die?
I know God needed you,
But I still cry.

One year in heaven,
Soon I'll be there,
So wait by the gate,
Please, this do swear,
One year in heaven,
To me it is long,
But you have no pain,
From this earth you have gone.

One year in heaven,
It's so hard to move on,
I'll send you a prayer,
And sing you a song,
One year in heaven,
Life's not the same,
Since you left this world,
I'm living in a daze.

One year in heaven,
You watch from above,
Sit there and smile,
And send me your love,
One year in heaven,
You may think it's just a day,
But this world is so different,
Since God took you away.

Author Michele Westen


  1. We keep their memory with us always.

  2. I feel your pain. I think of my Sweet Emma Lou each and every day, I carry her in my heart, as I am sure you do Shorty. A lovely poem and tribute, blessings, Julie.

  3. Sweet Shorty, lovely tribute......We forever keep them warm and safe tucked away in our hearts.....Blessings Francine.

  4. Beautiful tribute Janet!!


  5. So very touching. Rosie's passing is still so fresh in my mind, I know time will heal. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful poem.

  6. You've definitely touched my heartstrings with this one, Janet. I feel your sadness.

  7. Beautiful tribute!Thanks so much for sharing.I am sending big hugs to you.Jen

  8. Can't believe it's been one year, Janet. Yes, she was a special dog. What a beautiful poem to honour her.