June 14th 2010 8:28 pm
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O Lord our God, I come before You this day in sadness. Simon, who brought me so much joy in life, has now died. His happy times in my embrace has come to an end. I miss Simon already.
Help me, O God, to remember the good times with Simon. Remind me to rejoice in the happy times he brought to my home. Let me be thankful for the good life I was blessed to give to him.
I am grateful to You, God, for creating Simon, for entrusting him to my care, and for sustaining him in my love for a measure of time. I understand that all that lives must die. I knew that this day would come. And yet, O God, I would have wanted one more day of play, one more evening of love with Simon.
O God, as I have taken care of Simon in life, I ask that You watch over him in death. You entrusted Simon to my care; now, I give him back to You. May Simon find a happy new home in Your loving embrace.
As I remember Simon, may I love each of my other babies more dearly. May I care for all Your creatures, for every living thing, as I protected the blessed life of Simon. May his memory bless my live with love and caring forever. Amen.
By Rabbi Barry H. Block
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