Friday, July 2, 2010

Sad goodbye!

Alaska and her girls

Today after I put up my post, life got real hard for us here on the farm. We have an older horse named Alaska that was given to us about 2 1/2 years ago. She was a black beautiful Tennessee Walker with a wonderful temperament. Tay would just hop on her bareback and ride around the corral. She died today.

New baby chicks were being born and then our horse died all in the same day. Both ends of the spectrum. It is life! It will be so nice for us all to be with Jesus one day! Life can be so mean. We told our horse we wouldn't leave her. We didn't, she died a horrible death. I am sorry that my youngest who is soon to be 16 watched, she wouldn't have it any other way. I tried to protect her. She couldn't leave her horse alone. I think Tay learned a lot about commitment today. In the easy and in the hard are we going to stick with it. So, if you wouldn't mind would you lift my girls up today to the Lord. They really need some extra prayers. We are so thankful we are not alone. We have the Lord to help us through this. We really love our animals. I know a lot of you out there know what I mean. Thank you ladies for being there when we need you! You are so precious to us!

Saying goodbye

It is late tonight when I am putting up this post it is Friday night. I didn't know what tomorrow would be like. Our little town starts celebrating with a famous turtle race in the morning. It is so funny! It will help to take our minds off of things.




  1. Dear Linda,
    I'm so sorry for you and your family and the loss of Alaska. It is never easy losing something you love. I will pray for you and your family (especially your girls) in the following weeks, as I know it takes time to grieve. Our animals are our family~they have such an unconditional love. I'm just in tears with you as I read this~I'm so sorry. Take refuge in the Lord.
    Love to you and your daughters,

  2. Dear Linda,
    I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of Alaska. I'm crying with you all...and I'll definitely lift up your family and your girls in prayer!!! Much love, hugs and prayers, Heather :)

  3. Oh Linda, my heart is breaking..we don't want our animal friends to suffer and that makes it so much harder..prayers for your sweet girls and what heart and strength they had to be able to stay with their friend..Please let us know how everyone is doing..


  4. Linda I am so sad for your family. But I know life goes full circle. Life ends and then it begins. God is very good though. He will never give more than we can handle. Sometime I think He trusts me too much! Prayers for your precious Tay. What a loving friend she had in that beautiful Alaska. Happy 4th to you all. My heart is here for you. ANne

  5. What a sad post! Family pets are just family, too. Praying for all of you, friend.

  6. Linda,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of Alaska. I know how special our animal friends become to us and I am greiving along with you. Praying it will become easier, especially for the girls.

  7. So sorry for your loss! We know the feeling, I had to stay with the vet when he put our nubian goat Owen down. It just breaks your heart:-(

  8. Thank you so much sweet ladies, for your prayers! I knew you would all understand. Isn't it amazing that we are just like a family ourselves in the place called blogland?

    Mr. Phil is calling the man that needs to come and pick up Alaska. Please pray that we will be able to work it that we or our grandchildren are not here when that happens. My heart is so heavy, this kind of thing makes you think about life. Can you imagine how hard it is for our Lord to see His children suffer? He is good.

    Sorry Suzanne for your loss, I am sure that would have been hard.
    Blessings, Linda

  9. Linda, I know how difficult it is to watch our farm animals suffer because I too have lost several horses that I loved so much. Please tell your girls they are in my prayers and I know the loss that they are feeling. There is nothing like the bond between a girl and her horse. I going to feed my horses now and give each one a extra pat on the neck in honor of Alaska.


  10. So sorry for the loss of your sweet Alaska. Loosing a family pet is never easy.

  11. So saddened by the loss of your loved Alaska. My prayers to you and the girls. Letting go is never easy, but knowing Alaska is free of pain will ease your hurting.

  12. I'm sorry you all lost Alaska. Lifting up the girls in prayer. I stayed with my pony when he died of cancer many years ago. I wouldn't let him die alone.

  13. Oh Linda I am sorry to hear this news. I'm sure it was a very sad night last night. Please know I continue to keep all of you in my prayers for strength to get through this.

    xoxo Gert

  14. So sorry to hear about this sad day for you and your girls, Linda. Life is just plain hard at times, isn't it?
    Praying for you!

  15. love and caring thoughts to you all xx

  16. Linda, my heart goes out to you and your girls. I know how it is to love an animal so much and loose it. I'm thinking of you all.

  17. Oh I am so sad for your loss. I'll be praying for you all.

  18. I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Alaska. I pray for God's comfort to wrap your farm tightly. With HIS love,
    Jeannie Schlitt

  19. To see the committment of Tay with her Alaska is a leap of faith and a special gift from our Lord and Saviour. God is proud that you have loved and treasured Alaska until the end. We are proud of you Taylor. Uncle Gene and Aunt Shanny

  20. Tears filling my eyes, and with a hurting heart for you all....I am so sorry.

    In my prayers this morning, I asked for healing for all those whom I care about in Blogland that are hurting....did not know specifically for the Stubbs family ~ now I do.

    Dear heavenly Father,

    Please wrap Your tender arms of peace and comfort around Taylor and the rest of the Stubbs family, that they rest in the grace and mercy of Your sovereignty, though not understanding Your ways, for they are higher than ours.

    May You apply the Balm of Gilead over their hearts and bind up their wounds as only You can....with Your love and power.

    May they feel Your presence and know that they know that they know that You will never leave them or foresake them, and Your goodness follows them all the days of their lives, even the days in the deepest of valleys.

    Touch them, strengthen them and help them through this difficult time.

    In Jesus' priceless, precious name I pray. AMEN and AMEN

    Blessings, love and prayers,


  21. Praying for peace and comfort for your family. How proud you must be of your girls to remain by the side of their dear friend Alaska.

    Our animals are as much a part of our family as any person, aren't they? Hugs to you all.

  22. Praying for your and your family. Animals become so much a part of our lives, it is so hard to say goodbye to them. God bless.

  23. So sorry for your family...such a sad time. May the good Lord bring your girls sweet comfort during this time.

  24. Linda, so sorry for you loss my heart goes out for your brave girls, loss is difficult at any age. My prayers for you and yours.

  25. Praying for you and your family. I hope in God's mercy that all of our animals are in heaven with us. Heaven is big enough and we have an even bigger God! Claudia

  26. I am really very sorry. I understand your pain having lost a wonderful pet two weeks ago. The pain is still so fresh for us too. Of course I will lift all of you up in prayer. Life is certainly hard and I'm so thankful we have heaven awaiting us where we won't feel this pain anymore. Be blessed...

  27. I am so sorry to hear about Alaska. It is so hard to lose those special members of our family~our pets!!

    My Friend~
    Happy 4th of July.
    May God Bless Us All!
    Blessings From Missouri~

  28. I'm so sorry. The loss of any animal, large or small, is like a loss of a family member. I'm sure that the last emotions Alaska had were of love and kindness, despite her suffering, so I hope that you and the girls take comfort in that you did all you could for her. Sending you hugs!

  29. Linda, I'm so sorry to hear about your horse. It's realy tough to loose an animal. They are such a part of family. Your in my prayers!
    Sandy from
    Love ya to stitches

  30. I've just discovered your blog, and reading this post has brought tears, knowing how very, very special the bond is with a much loved horse. Your daughter showed such love and devotion by staying close til the end - you must be so very proud of her.

    I'm sure I will enjoy visiting your blog regularly - just felt compelled to leave a comment on this post.

    Lindsay x


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