Watching Sara

Sara is tired, sleeping more and more.

The heat saps her, making it hard to breathe.

Our hearts overflow with love for her,

wanting to ease her sleep.

She has been with us more than 15 years,

her heart is struggling to keep her here.

We watch, counting her slow breaths,

softly rubbing her velvety ears,

gently moving our hands to her tummy.

We love you for you, dear sweet Sara,

but we cannot keep you with us and we know

you will know when it is time to leave.

We watch you, dear baby Sara

and treasure every moment you share with us.

Love is painful and beautiful–

and so we watch.

You will not be alone lovely Sara.

We will watch and love you forever and for always.

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