Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Velveteen Rabbit

so many lessons from this, my favorite childbook story. I still have the book. I always thought of it through the years when Ren was losing his physical abilities. It always made sense to me but now it really makes sense to me. I hope you take the time to hear it. Even for adults, the underlying lessons are so Real.


  1. I love the story of the Velveteen
    Rabbit and still have our copy,
    too. The life lessons in this
    little book are invaluable. And
    dear Ren is beautiful as is
    that little rabbit. I think we
    all grow more beautiful as we
    are loved. I enjoy seeing an
    older couple holding hands and
    smiling at one another. It is
    wonderful having the privilege
    of growing in love and life with
    my dear husband. Forget the botox. It's love that makes us beautiful.

  2. Jennifer, I just read your
    previous post about Ren's
    passing. I didn't even see
    before that he had died. I
    am so sorry. Having lost Gabe
    only two short months ago the
    pain is still fresh. I know
    how you feel. It is so very
    hard but your heart will heal.
    You have beautiful memories that
    you will cherish forever I know.
    Thank God you have little Abbie
    to comfort you. I am praying
    for you.
    And remember there is a wonderful
    place the Lord has just for our
    pets. Remember the article on
    my blog? Go and read it again and
    you will be so comforted.

  3. Jennifer and hubby. I just read that Ren passed. He was beautiful and gave you so much joy, love and comfort. "What is loved by the heart is never lost" Beecher
    The passage of time will make the lost bearable but the time now is very hard to get through. Hold Miss Abbey, she will be the balm to your hearts.

  4. Ren was lucky to have you and you him. I'm so sorry for your loss.

  5. I am so sad for you and your family, losing a family member is so hard.
    I can tell you that as time goes by you will remember the good times more than the sad times.
    I am losing my Peanut she has lymes and ashe lost all her hearing and some of her eyesight.
    The memories will never be lost and no one can take them away from you.
    Peace to you and your family.
    Ren you have earned your Angel wings in Heaven.

  6. I am so very sorry about Ren.
    But what wonderful memories you will always have.
    Bless you....

  7. Belated condolences to you on the death of your beloved Ren. I lhave lost many pets and it is a devastating thing to experience. But I always think of the Keats poem:

    A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
    Its lovliness increases; it will never
    Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
    A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
    Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.

  8. A fitting tribute to our well loved friends.

    Thanks for reminding me of the story.


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