Trooper by Maria & Ron Raslowsky / Written by Mommy as told by Trooper

“My Heart Stopped Beating”

You came and got me at the airport. I was in a large empty warehouse so scared. When I looked into your eyes, I knew there would be no love greater. I felt as though my heart stopped beating.

As I grew and fathered pups, it was such a special day. You came home early just to see and I heard you say you wanted my first born. I looked at them and then looked at you and saw the love in your eyes, I felt as though
my heart stopped beating.

Years later my knee stopped working. You took me to the hospital to have it fixed. They had me stay for several days and I saw the sadness in your eyes. But then you came back to take me home and you told me you would take good care of me, and you did. I was so greatful that you never knew, I felt as though my heart stopped beating.

And then I got older and became very sick. Although you took such great care of me, more than I could ever have imagined, my illness got the better of me and I grew tired. I stayed as long as I could but the struggle of fighting my illness was so unimaginable of what it did not just to me, but to you, and you loved me even more, I felt as though my heart stopped beating.

And then the day came when we had to say goodbye. I tried so hard to stay longer, but I was weak and sick and knew it would be hard on all of us. You came to the hospital to say goodbye to me and I waited just for that. You held me in your arms and you told me how much you loved me and I felt as though my heart stopped beating.

And then we knew it was the time, the doctor told you it would be only seconds. I was very comfortable and knew that I would always be loved, but I knew it would only be a short time before we saw each other again. And then, my heart stopped beating.

Until the day when you meet me here in heaven, remember this, my heart stopped beating its earthly beats, but in heaven my heart will always beat for you.

I love you daddy.


Sent to Daddy on Father's Day from Heaven,
22, Apr 2008
Maria & Ron Raslowsky