It’s been one week since we had to let my fur baby go. It has been a week filled with many tears. I find myself crying just thinking about her. It hurts hearing my kids and husband tell me that they miss her. It is amazing the kind of impact a pet can have on your life. .
Many have told me about the rainbow bridge. It is a story or poem written by an unknown author used to comfort someone when they lose a pet. Rainbows are rare here and in the last week we have had two of them. I like to think my doggie daughter sent them to me to remind me that’s she’s crossed that rainbow bridge and waiting happily for the time we can be together again. .
This was taken yesterday morning. Mornings are usually when I miss her most. We had a routine of letting her out to potty, making sure she took her medication and getting her breakfast ready. I would sit next to her as she ate to make sure I could help her if she had trouble eating her food. As I began to be acutely aware of our broken routine, I looked out the window and saw this beautiful rainbow. I hopped in the car and went to one of my spots to see this rainbow in all of its beauty. I had to go to work so I didn’t have my camera and took this with my phone. It is amazing how much thinking about that rainbow lifted my spirits throughout the day yesterday. .
There are several different versions of the story of the rainbow bridge but I’ve found this one brings me most comfort. Here is an excerpt:
“By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
When their time on earth is over and done.
For here, between this world and the next,
Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.
No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.
They romp through the grass, without even a care...”