There are no tears in heaven only happy smiles. As a cool breeze gently blows from above, a little girl stands there shining ... sending a warm glow, thoughtful wishes and gentle hugs to all those waiting. As their love fills our hearts and minds, our soul takes flight! My heart has been touched by an angel and her name is Luna.
LUNA, I'LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU!
Thank you Miss Lauvern and precious Luke for our lovely photos and beautiful poem!
THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
AT RAINBOW BRIDGE
‘Twas the night before Christmas, at Rainbow Bridge too.
We Bridge-kids were thinking as always of you.
We'd seen how the holidays weren't bright this year,
Heard you whisper so often, "I wish you were here!"
We know how you wish you could just stay in bed
And sleep through the holiday lying ahead,
When all celebrate with their loved ones so near...
Unless they have loved ones on this side this year.
But we're no less alive here, on the other side.
If you could just see us, you’d have laughed and not cried.
The dogs all in harnesses, pulling the sleigh.
The cats all in Santa hats pointing the way.
The pet birds all flying back over the rainbow,
Bound homeward in spite of Earth's darkness and snow.
All the pets that you've lost, pets for whom you've cried,
Flying home on this Christmas to be by your side.
If you feel warm fur brush you when no pet's around,
Hear a soft bark or purr, just a ghost of a sound,
We're trying to tell you we're visiting this way,
And our visits, even rainbows, can be on any day.
But for Christmas we have something special to do,
A sleigh full of happy dream visits for you.
On doggy, on kitty, on winged friend and ferret!
The love that you lavished, we mean now to share it!
We're fetching that love home, the way we once played,
With the closeness we shared and the memories we made.
Our Earth lives with you were too short for us, too,
And on this Christmas Eve we have so much to do.
So all through this night as you sleep in your beds,
Sweet visions of fur-babies dance in your heads.
This one special night we can bring you Home for a while,
Your true home in Heaven, where again you will smile.
Over the rainbow you'll fly, for a short while this night,
Hours that you'll be happy, hours that will feel right,
Hours to cuddle and hug us, to run and to play,
Before the return to Earth in our magic way.
And when you awaken and face Christmas Day,
We pray you'll remember your trip on our sleigh,
But in case you forget, just remember our love.
Remember us watching you, your angels above.
Sending love wrapped in rainbows, shining and bright,
Love that will guide you through the darkest night,
Love found in each memory unwrapped through the year,
Replacing dark sorrows with Christmas cheer.
Leave the toys to St. Nick, we Bridge-kids bring dreams,
Sweet visits to remind you all is not as it seems
When you look all around you with tired Earthly eyes.
If you saw as we do, there'd be joy and surprise.
There are fur-angels waiting by those Christmas trees,
Always there for you and hearing your pleas.
We're never more than a thought away from your home,
You're never forgotten, you're never alone.
Nor are we alone here, with our Rainbow Bridge friends.
We know only joy here, the celebrating never ends,
And after our reunions with you Christmas Eve,
We Bridge-kids will party like you'd never believe.
But we'll slip away often to be by your side.
Sitting there watching you, eyes open wide,
Praying you'll be able to catch a glimpse of us, too.
But whether or not you see us - Merry Christmas to you!
- Cindy Morgan (2007)
As Luna sits on her deck watching the stars dance upon the sky, she notices a shooting star flash past her; she jumps up and gets very excited, then quickly closes her eyes to make a wish. When she opens them tiny stars are flashing around her, when they subside and she stops spinning and notices she is dressed in a beautiful “Pink” Santa outfit and begins to glow … She mutters, “Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas”, and when she does she hears a hoof tapping from behind her and sees a sleigh with 8 tiny reindeer … her eyes sparkle brightly and her nose twitches just a little and she mutters, “OMG, I’m Santa!” She spins in delight and quickly jumps on the sleigh with a flick of her wrist she mutters, “We’re off” …. And you can begin to hear the sleigh bells twinge and jingle off in the distance.
She begins to circle all of Rainbow Bridge leaving a pink trail of sparkle dust beneath her, all the angels at the bridge point. Marvel and shout, while gathering up lots of good cheer … they shout,” Hey Luna, Come on, give us a ride” … she nods and makes a graceful landing.
As she takes each fur angel to their house, near or far and all those in between … each time they land the angel elf jumps off quickly and quietly enters the house … and gaze upon their loving parents fast asleep … when Luna emerges with her sack she quietly places under the pillow of each one sleeping a tiny gift, … “tis a tiding of great joy and all warm wishes”, ... then she turns to lets the angels bond with their family as she heads off to the kitchen or living room to see if any cookies were left for Santa.
When she finishes taking her last sip of milk you can see a glow coming from the room, and when she returns she can feel the warmth of them wrapped in the arms of those they love. With a smile on her face and all the love in her heart she whispers to the darkness of the night and the stars that sparkle so bright, “Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night”!
Especially over the Holidays … TIS THE SEASON, A TIME TO REMEMBER THOSE WE LOVE
High in the hills, just a little past the ridge sits a tiny fluffy cat name Butler … as she stokes the raging fire then nestles herself in her comfy chair surrounded by a soft plush blanket … the warmth of her mothers’ love surrounds her. You can see the glow of a tiny string of lights set upon a tree, her Christmas tree, the one they created together. As her bright sparkle “B” is proudly hung among the glittering lights you can hear the wood crackle as the warm of the blaze warms her soul and reflects on their life … the one they created together. The sweet smell of pine lingers off in the distance from the tall evergreens, the stars twinkle above … tis a day to remember, a lifetime of happiness.
All of a sudden from off in the distance you can see pink shimmering lights cast their reflections off the dark blue sky … as you hear sleigh bells sing … It’s Santa Luna ... packed with lots of festive edible delights, fun games and all their friends … as Luna lands her sleigh, thump, thump, thump … she smiles and graciously takes a bow. Butler looks at her all shimmering in her “pink” Santa outfit, then notices in her left paw a tiny elf costume and quickly shakes her head, “ NO” … then Luna goes to the back of her sleigh and pulls out a tiny black and white fluff Santa outfit … and Butler hisses with glee then quickly puts it on. Butler supports a big smile as she gives her friend a huge HUG … then out pops from the sleigh, one after the other, a long line of their “elf” friends. Butler holds her mouth closed as she snickers pointing to their little elf shoes, curled booties with a tiny bell on each pointy toe and laughs. They greet their friends one by one and as they do a gentle sigh can be heard after their warm embrace … They give thanks for the many friends they have, the ones they have yet to meet, and the love of their moms and dads that surround them always … then they help quickly set up the site for a feast.
Surrounded by comfortable seating and a roaring fire, the larger boys Sir Dale and Luke help pitch the huge tents, and Sammy helps tend the fire while the gals help set up the banquet table. Then off over the mountain tops, past the light of the moon you can feel in the warmth of a gentle breeze, it’s our love and it surrounds them always. The hills are alive with laughter, food and song … but alive in each of them is the spirit of their moms and dads, for it’s their love that keeps them warm.
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