“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together…there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.” ~ Winnie the Pooh
Shelby’s story of faith, patience, perseverance and love touched us deeply.
The reward for her surrender to trust: she left Homeward Bound for a forever home of her own.
‘Forever’ turned out to be much too short. Symptoms revealed Hemangiosarcoma; and while Shelby’s new family’s belief in her worked miracles on her emotional wounds – it, sadly, could not heal her cancer.
Shelby crossed the bridge this week – at home. For however brief the joy of her homecoming, she was surrounded by love.
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”
Shelby took our breath away. Our hearts break for her family – our fellow Homeward Bound volunteers and friends – whose bravery and strength have been so severely tested. Still, we know that Shelby will always be with them.
For Shelby – we say “Run free, girl. Run free!”