Saturday, November 04, 2006

Life - Rainbow Bridge

It's been a long week this week. I've spent a lot of it crying. Our sweet cat, Lucy is extremely ill and near death, and I have been trying to nurse her back to health to no avail. She has always been unhealthy and I am surprised she lived these 8 years. She is so precious and tiny. Our nearest vet is about 45 miles from here although I can tell her time is over on this earth. :'0( I am so thankful that I know that animals were created spiritually first and then given bodies, so I know they have spirits and they too move on to the spirit world. Not quite sure where, but they are there and I am glad. I always liked this little story/poem, although it makes me cry to read it right now. I can't wait till Mike gets home tonight. It's just been such a long week without him...

Rainbow Bridge

Author unknown...

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....


On a better note, I have been working on baby booties and on a baby sweater for my book. And Trina Boice and I might have a publisher. I am praying that goes right for us this time. I have been working on this book for over 2 years. And there are still so many things I want to include. It will be on Humanitarian Service--- not just charity crafting, but that is my part. Trina is writing on many other aspects of service-- for families and individuals.

The booties are for the newborn kits for UMC in Vegas. We hope to do 40 more kits in November, but right now, we don't have any blankets for the kits, and I don't want to put together mini kits again. We have to have receiving blankets and gowns if possible for them, or we wait till December. The nights are way too cold here to not have at least blankets. I found some flannel in boxes that were donated recently, so I have to find time to sew up some double flannel 32" blankets. =)

We have Crafting Angels on the 14th so I don't have a lot of time to get some sewed up.

Take care and HUG THE ONES YOU LOVE!!!

Bev Q


Anonymous said...

May God comfort you at this time. My brother just loss his dog due to old age and he misses her so much. Hope hubby is now home to help comfort you. God Bless.
Hugs, Dusty

Candy said...

Bev, just wanted to let you know that I'm putting 2 receiving blankets in the mail to you on Monday. So sorry that I can't get more done!! I'm just a bit over-extended at the moment.
And, hugs to your sweet kitty!!!

Marla said...


Nothing is more heartbreaking than a pet who is ill, dying or has died. I don't know how to tell you to ease the pain, but just love her til your heart breaks then when she is gone you cherish her memory.

Many hugs to you and your family right now and God's comfort.

Desiree said...

Bev, So sorry to hear about your cat. Just today (Sunday Nov. 5) my sister told me that her cat was missing for about a week (it was acutally a stray cat that she had taken in), and had just dragged itself home. It had been hit by a car and lost the use of its back end, so it literally dragged itself home and died in my sisters arms tonight. She was and is extremely upset. She loves animals so much. I am going to giver her your poem, maybe that will help her somewhat. I believe we are reunited with our loved pets when we pass through the veil.

Woman who knits said...

I'm so sorry about your cat. I have 2 and can't imagine life without them.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about your cat. The loss of a pet is always hard especially when you have one for a long time. I will think of you each time I pet my Lucie. May God ease Lucy's and your pain.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about your cat. The loss of a pet is always hard especially when you have one for a long time. I will think of you each time I pet my Lucie. May God ease Lucy's and your pain.

ldsvenus said...

I too am sorry about your beloved cat. I've lost my precious ferrets to illnesses before and it's always hard, our beloved pets have unconditional love for us and I too know they will be there waiting for us. I can see them greeting us when we go back too. Having family, friends and beloved pets waiting for us is very comforting. :) May your veil of tears pass quickly so you will be left with the wonderful warm memories.