Thursday, August 21, 2008

Rainbow Bridge

"What we call 'death' is the operation of life." --Brigham Young

I once heard a story told that in a beautiful blue lagoon on a clear day, a fine sailing ship spreads its brilliant white canvas in a fresh morning breeze and sails out to the open sea. We watch her glide away magnificently through the deep blue and gradually see her grow smaller and smaller as she nears the horizon. Finally, where the sea and sky meet, she slips silently from sight; and someone near me says, "There, she is gone!"

Gone where? Gone from sight - that is all. She is still as large in mast and hull and sail, still just as able to bear her load. And we can be sure that, just as we say, "There, she is gone!" on another shore someone says, "There, she comes!"

I believe that when we die we will be reunited with people we love on the other side. And I certainly hope that animals we love are also there waiting for us. Here's to all those wonderful pets that have brought us so much joy who have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.

2 comments:

Val Johnson said...

I sure hope and pray that's how it goes also. My animals have brought me more happiness than any persons could ever do.
I really like your blog spot. I found it through your post on The_Boer_Goat group I am a member of. LOVE MY GOATIES. We have a small hobbie heard. One Sire a Red Hot $ son. RED HOT LOVER BOY. Also 4 does and one buckling was born in May. It's time to seperate him from mommy now and oh how I hate to here the crying..........

Val Johnson in South eastern PA

Val Johnson said...

oops, it looks like i have four does born in May. I meant I have for fully grown does and have one buckling that was born here in May.