Monday, April 25, 2011

The Rainbow Bridge~Cheyanne has crossed

[Originally written in 1995 ~ edited for Cheyanne today as she crossed the Rainbow Bridge]


The wind blows softly against my face
My cheek caresses her warm neck.
I close my eyes and pray that we will
be together always.
The sun dips lower in the sky,
casting our world with a warm
I put my arms around her neck,
and bury my face in her hair.
I cannot imagine a day without
She is my friend, confidante,
my pal.
I run my hands lovingly down
her long neck
and up to her finely molded face.
The sun winks out, painting the sky
with its vivid afterglow.
I look into her brown eyes and
"I Love You"
She rests her head
in my arms.
I say Goodbye
To my friend Cheyanne.

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...


Christina said...

I'm SO sorry, Val. :(

mj said...

I know this is a very tough time, and I am so sorry for your huge loss. Know, that she can no longer suffer, and she is racing again on strong legs, with all our good friends that have crossed that bridge before her. I'm thinking of you and understand your sorrow. Take care.

Bertha Butt said...

I'm so sorry too. Love you lots and lots.

Val said...

To all, it really was time. She hurt when she walked, she was in such pain and losing weight each day.

Her eyes are no longer dull and listless, she hurts no longer.