The actress shares the story of her faithful and loyal companion.
Days after her wedding, Coleen Garcia shared a sad yet touching story about her 17 year old dog named Bambi.
The actress announced in her Instagram post that her dog has passed away on the same day as her wedding, April 20.
Bambi has been with Coleen since she was 9 years old and she revealed that it was ‘the most constant and consistent partner’ she’s had her whole life.
Below is Coleen’s full tribute for Bambi:
“#BambiTheTeenager was given to me as a gift for my 9th birthday. Ever since that day, I sincerely believed that she was my guardian angel because she was the most constant and consistent partner I’ve ever had in my life. Only a handful of people know what I’ve been through in my life, and all of them know the role that Bambi has played in it. I could tell countless stories about her, and almost everyone who’s known me for a long time has probably already met her.
“Way before I met @billycrawford, I’ve had several scares and thought I was going to lose her, but she proved to be the strongest little baby. I always told her, ever since I was a little girl, to never leave my side until the day I get married. Over and over.
“Time passed, she turned 5.. 10.. 15... almost 17 years old, and she grew very weak, but I would tell her as often as I could that I was still hanging on to her promise for her to be here until I get married. On the night before we had to leave for the wedding, I saw how weak she was.. It broke my heart. I hugged her and prayed to God, thanking Him for her life and companionship; for using her to remind me that I was never alone, and that someone was always watching over me. I thanked her, too, and I told her for the first time ever that it’s okay for her to rest now... I prayed to God that if it were to happen, I just hoped that it would happen while we weren’t home so that I wouldn’t have to see it.
“Days passed. On the morning of my wedding, April 20, 2018 at around 8:26am, I woke up to a text from our driver, telling me that Bambi had passed away that same morning.
“How I felt was unexpected. I was purely filled with joy. I couldn’t even find it in me to be sad because I felt it would make me so greedy. How could I ask for more when God has blessed me with this much? She left me not a day before, not a day after, but waited until the actual DAY of my wedding. How amazing is that? All the tears I shed for Bambi now are never sad; only tears of joy and gratitude at the thought of God ushering me into this new chapter of my life, after all the turbulent times I have had to endure in the past. A clean slate, a new beginning.”