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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

MckLinky Blog Hop - Encouragement

The Rainbow Bridge

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...

This poem was brought to my attention by several friends when our beloved Australian Shepherd Duke passed away almost 2 weeks ago. My husband and I find it very encouraging that we may indeed meet our sweet pup again someday. I also want to say that we have not found any solid proof in the bible that pets DO go to heaven, but there isn't any proof that they DO NOT either. One thing is for certain, that once we get there, we will finally understand that everything worked out perfectly. So I will take comfort in the Rainbow Bridge poem and the knowledge that God loves me and He knows everything and is in total control.

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Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

What a peaceful, lovely story. I hope your family has been doing okay without Duke. I know how hard it is.

I've got a few pets that I hope to meet up with at the Rainbow Bridge too.

Thanks for sharing this...

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh. I'm so sorry. I had no idea you lost your doggy. :(

Randi Troxell said...

thank you for sharing this... and like JAM.. i hope you guys are doing okay...

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