Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Rainbow Bridge

A Reminder Of Just How Good God Is:


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....

Author unknown...

5 comments:

meb said...

I think of all the animals I have had and I think of a time when we might be reunited and I think: WOW!

I will love every minute of it, but I'm seeing a bunch of dogs charging at me. What fun that would be!!!!!

Cher said...

And cats. And horses. And snakes. And birds.

Hmmmm, I just might pass on that but it would be great to pet them all again.

Excuse me while I curl up into a ball and be sad missing them.

The Texas Woman

meb said...

Cher... you're too funny, but at the same time, I know what you mean.., it is sad and when I read this for the first time, tears were evident!

bindu said...

What a nice place this would be! :)

Sydney said...

a lovely sentiment and comforting. It would be great to see my childhood cat again. He was my best friend and constant companion. I developed my allergies then, and have never been able to have a pet since.