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Dear Readers and faithful friends,

After a number of years of wonderful blogging, this blog has effectively become dormant - except for occasional updates regarding my book, MAXDOG. I have left this blog as a legacy to my dog and a place of sanctuary where we can reflect upon his life. Take your time, peruse the pages spanning Max's 18 months in cyberspace. Feel refreshed and uplifted because his story is an amazing one of..."LIVING LIFE TO THE MAX!"
My activities have now moved on to my new blog entitled "LIVING LIFE TO THE MAX". Please join me there where you can read about my family and canine companions. I also invite you to visit MAXDOG's FANPAGE on FACEBOOK. You can follow the specific links by clicking below:

* 'LIVING LIFE TO THE MAX: click HERE
*MAXDOG'S FACEBOOK FAN PAGE: click HERE
* MAXDOG, the book: click HERE

If you would like to follow me on a deeper, spiritual level, then I invite you to visit my more personal blog:

May God bless you and thank you for following me!
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

MAXDOG's CHRISTMAS TRIBUTE

Sunday, July 24, 2011

A JOURNEY UNHINDERED

GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!!!
 


A JOURNEY UNHINDERED
By Caryl Moll




  I stood at the edge of the cliff-face that day and looked across the vast landscape of the South African Lowveld. In the distance, the open plains of the Kruger National Park stretched out into oblivion. This was my home, I thought – the place where my heart was always rejuvenated. I sighed in awe.
 
How wonderful it was to finally be there – at God’s window. The name had never been lost on me. I could almost touch the heavens.  In the blessed moment, I felt encouraged to ponder the road ahead. Like the distant plains, the voice of my solitary journey beckoned.

“Write! Write! Write! There’s a story to be told. Tell it well!  Make it happen!  Don’t, even for one second, doubt that it is your destiny.  MAXDOG will not die.”

As I stood at the edge of the cliff, I felt his presence – that gentle golden spirit which, in the past weeks, had continued to reach down and comfort me. He too was affirming my resolve.

“Our journey was unique, Maxmom,” he seemed to say. “One of a kind. Yet, in it, our story echoes those of others who do not speak. My bond with you is shared by many dogs before me. Their owners ache to know that their own journeys, with their beloved companions,are affirmed. Be strong, Maxmom! I am with you.”

Eventually I hiked back down the forest paths to the valley below.  I knew that there was no longer time to waiver.  I had to write MAXDOG’s book – the story of the small puppy, whose presence I’d resisted for so long.  He was a dog who would eventually transform my life and, yes, he’d remain with me forever.

And so the journey began.



 

“As I look to the sunrise,
I now know,
That you are there…
In its glorious glow.”

10 comments:

Sheila and Bob said...

MaxDogs spirit burn bright and his legacy will touch many.

Sheila & Bob

The Life of Riley said...

Caryl, as your journey continues (at it's own pace) remember that each day we are all one day closer to reading MaxDog's book. We know you will get "there" and we are so looking forward to reading all about your journey with Max.

Sam said...

We can't wait for his book, we know it will be wonderful!

Sam

Naqvee said...

well, i dont have words to say.. you have actually made maxdog's presence felt more, I know no one can part u with MAX.. and u know what is the best part? He is waiting for u to join in the paradise! Trust me... he will come running and enter the golden gates of paradise only with u..

Sue said...

Awesome! We can't wait!

Ginger Jasper said...

It will be so good this book about a special dog. I am so looking forward to reading this and know it will happen.. Hugs GJ xx

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Darling Max, your story will be told and your song will be sung. Your Circle of Life will live on in the ♥s of all who knew you and all who loves you.

Cassy said...

Looking forward for that.

Cassy from Electric Guitar Online Lessons

scout and freyja said...

And write, you did. It is just as it should be, my friend.

Shane Kent Louis said...

Hi max! How are you doing right now, we miss you so much and cant wait to see and read your next post :)


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