Wednesday, July 12, 2006

rainbow bridge... corny but beautiful

here is a little piece about rainbow bridge
shared with me from chris and kelly
I am deducing that it was submitted by chris
I could be wrong...
I think that is chris standing by the wooden tree stump sculpture of the wolves

chris and kelly's blog
and a valuable list or scrabble players

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

as it turns out Rainbow Bridge is a poem often shared between pet owners during their time of grief
it was still a meaningful read that gave my wife and I some tears accompanied by smiles
I have no right to complain... I did not write the Scrabble Tips!
it was nice of Chris and Kelly to share those words with us

their blog is choc full of life
their dog is clearly part of their family as well


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