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A letter from the rainbow bridge

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    A letter from the rainbow bridge

    Hi, Mum
    Now that Iíve been across The Rainbow Bridge for a couple weeks, they said I should write a letter home. Sorry, mum, but Iím so busy Ďacross the bridgeí that I havenít thought of home much. They said itís okay and that you would understand. I hope you do. (I think you will.)
    Remember that night when I wasnít feeling very well and we were all crying? I donít remember much, but I do remember seeing and hearing all of you and feeling your touches and hugsÖI remember hearing ďwe love youĒ and that one last command of ďGo throughĒ. I didnít know what you meant, so I turned around and walked through the fog that was in front of me. I saw the biggest bridge Iíve ever seen! And so many friends on the other side of it! They were all playing with toys and balls! You were right to tell me to go there!
    My feet kept moving forward, but my heart kept pulling me back. Your touches became lighter and lighter and I wanted to come back and nudge your hands for more love, but I was overcome by this feeling of curiosity for the happy place over the bridge! My feet started moving on their own, like a gentle breeze was moving them forward for me! I canít explain it, but I had no doubt that it was the right thing to do!
    So, I walked across that big, huge bridge by myself! I looked for you, because youíre always by my side, walking with me, but this was different. I didnít have a collar around my neck or a leash connecting me to you ~ I was Ďfreeí! Even though you werenít there with me, I never felt alone! I actually felt like I had a huge cape of love wrapped around my body and the more I walked, the easier it was to breathe! So, I kept walking! And I would feel more warmth in the big hug, so I kept on walking! I eventually made it over the big bridge Ė I did it by myself, mum!
    When I got here, all of my new friends greeted me and helped me walk off the bridge ~ it was so cool! They gave me a pair of wings and said that I was now a Guardian Angel!
    What Iíve learned over these past few weeks has been amazing and nothing like Iíve seen before! Weíre all the same up here ~ we all have wings and we all have Forever People to watch over ~ thatís YOU, mum!Youíre my Forever Person and Iím your Forever Dog! We had such a great life together and I do miss you a LOT, but please know that I am so happy in my new home across The Bridge!
    Iíll send you another Earth Angel so you wonít be alone. Give them your whole heart, like you gave it to me. Iíll check in every so often to make sure they treasure your love ~ I always did! When you miss me, think of a rainbow and know Iím on the other side of it, waiting to walk with you again. Iíll always be in your heart. I love you, mum! Time for me to go play

    Here i am......see me !!

    he is your friend and protector, he will love you unconditionally, you owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion

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    You know I knew I shouldn't have started reading this because it just made me cry. Tugs at the heartstrings for sure Linda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linda2147 View Post
    Hi, Mum
    Now that Iíve been across The Rainbow Bridge for a couple weeks, they said I should write a letter home. Sorry, mum, but Iím so busy Ďacross the bridgeí that I havenít thought of home much. They said itís okay and that you would understand. I hope you do. (I think you will.)
    Remember that night when I wasnít feeling very well and we were all crying? I donít remember much, but I do remember seeing and hearing all of you and feeling your touches and hugsÖI remember hearing ďwe love youĒ and that one last command of ďGo throughĒ. I didnít know what you meant, so I turned around and walked through the fog that was in front of me. I saw the biggest bridge Iíve ever seen! And so many friends on the other side of it! They were all playing with toys and balls! You were right to tell me to go there!
    My feet kept moving forward, but my heart kept pulling me back. Your touches became lighter and lighter and I wanted to come back and nudge your hands for more love, but I was overcome by this feeling of curiosity for the happy place over the bridge! My feet started moving on their own, like a gentle breeze was moving them forward for me! I canít explain it, but I had no doubt that it was the right thing to do!
    So, I walked across that big, huge bridge by myself! I looked for you, because youíre always by my side, walking with me, but this was different. I didnít have a collar around my neck or a leash connecting me to you ~ I was Ďfreeí! Even though you werenít there with me, I never felt alone! I actually felt like I had a huge cape of love wrapped around my body and the more I walked, the easier it was to breathe! So, I kept walking! And I would feel more warmth in the big hug, so I kept on walking! I eventually made it over the big bridge Ė I did it by myself, mum!
    When I got here, all of my new friends greeted me and helped me walk off the bridge ~ it was so cool! They gave me a pair of wings and said that I was now a Guardian Angel!
    What Iíve learned over these past few weeks has been amazing and nothing like Iíve seen before! Weíre all the same up here ~ we all have wings and we all have Forever People to watch over ~ thatís YOU, mum!Youíre my Forever Person and Iím your Forever Dog! We had such a great life together and I do miss you a LOT, but please know that I am so happy in my new home across The Bridge!
    Iíll send you another Earth Angel so you wonít be alone. Give them your whole heart, like you gave it to me. Iíll check in every so often to make sure they treasure your love ~ I always did! When you miss me, think of a rainbow and know Iím on the other side of it, waiting to walk with you again. Iíll always be in your heart. I love you, mum! Time for me to go play

    Here i am......see me !!
    Ah Linda so sad. Oh my goodness.

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    but its a nice thought if we believe we will be with our lost one again someday
    he is your friend and protector, he will love you unconditionally, you owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion

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    yeah it is.

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    Great Story Linda! Made me cry!!!! My vet where I used to live used to send me a card with a rainbow bridge story on it when I had to put down a beloved pet. I thought it was a great gesture on his part and really made me feel better!

    Devin

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    It made me cry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linda2147 View Post
    but its a nice thought if we believe we will be with our lost one again someday
    It is a different way of thinking about how pets cross the Rainbow Bridge, but reminds me of another poem - May I Go Now? - in which a pet wants to stay one more day, but feels something drawing him toward heaven.


    May I go now?
    Do you think the time is right?
    May I say goodbye to pain filled days
    And endless lonely nights?

    Iíve lived my life and done my best,
    An example tried to be.
    So can I take that step beyond,
    And set my spirit free?

    I didnít want to go at first,
    I fought with all my might.
    But something seems to draw me now
    To a warm and loving light.

    I want to go, I really do;
    Ttís difficult to stay.
    But I will try as best I can
    To live just one more day.

    To give you time to care for me
    And share your love and fears.
    I know youíre sad and afraid,
    Because I see your tears.

    Iíll not be far, I promise that,
    And hope youíll always know,
    That my spirit will be close to you
    Wherever you may go.

    Thank you so for loving me.
    You know I love you too,
    Thatís why itís hard to say goodbye
    And end this life with you.

    So hold me now just one more time
    And let me hear you say,
    Because you care so much for me,
    You will let me go today.
    Keep your cats inside and safe.

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