Tony A. Smith

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New Foal and Mare Fenton, Michigan

Mare and new little one – Fenton, Michigan


In your death you gained the final victory.  You loved the LORD with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.  You loved animals of all kinds and especially horses.  It seems like you had a very special connection with them through your loving sensitivity.  You loved your family and friends, and spending time with them.  You were intelligent, yet not pretentious.  You were a very strong-willed person – stubborn one might say, and it was perhaps your being so stubborn that kept you going during the long years you fought against the animal called cancer.

You were compassionate and loved doing things for others.  It is in this, that you seemed to find the most joy.  You stared death in the eye and did not blink.  You were strong and courageous until the very end.  Through all the many chemo treatments, radiation, and experimental drugs, you remained faithful.  Your ultimate concern was more for the welfare of others.

Yes, in your death you did get the final victory for your spirit has left your tent on earth and you are now dancing in heaven with the LORD where you will forever dance.

I look around and I can still see you here.  I can see you through the lives you have touched and changed forever.  It might have been a kind word of encouragement, or something you did or said. All are memories that no one can take away.  One day soon too we will all be dancing with you.

I love you and I miss you, but I know you are surely in a much better place than here.  So I have not said good-bye, but I do say I will see you again soon, and soon I will be dancing with you.

For all those who have lost someone to cancer


  1. jjspina says:

    So emotional and touching, Tony. Blessings to all who have lost loved ones to cancer or any other disease too early.

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  2. milliethom says:

    A very poignant piece of writing – yet it’s also full of hope. You depict the character of the person you’ve lost so beautifully and your emotion reaches out to us, Tony. Many among us have lost loved ones to cancer will identify with your feelings.

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