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'Twas The Night Before Christmas At Rainbow Bridge

Saturday, December 22, 2012

'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 would've laughed and not cried.
The dogs all in harness, 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!

Written by - Cindy Morgan (2007)


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LODESTONE 12/27/2012 7:30PM

    Such an amazing welcoming committee. If I started naming names, I''d feel like the old Romper Room show when looking into the Magic Mirror. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THINRONNA 12/26/2012 4:48AM

    Lovely. Thank you.

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TXGRANDMA 12/24/2012 8:13AM

    Oh, my gosh! This is so beautiful, and like many others it brought the tears to my eyes! I have sent horses, dogs, cats and others all over that bridge, and it makes me smile to see them all gathered in that deep green grass, playing!
Thanks so much for sharing this with us! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JAMER123 12/24/2012 12:19AM

    emoticon emoticon I can hardly see through my tears to read the beautiful poem, I am sure we are visited every night by our little Angel and she helps guide us as we travel. Missing all our little ones this Christmas season!
emoticon for sharing!!

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KAYDE53 12/23/2012 11:18PM

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SUGARBABY60 12/23/2012 10:36PM

    Another winner jewels, thanks! Our dog LEMON will go over the rainbow Bridge on dec 27 .

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GOOZLEBEAR 12/23/2012 7:52PM

    Awesome Jules, I'm now sitting here with tears running down my face thinking of all my precious furbabies that are now at the Rainbow Bridge. Thank you for sharing!

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MILLISMA 12/23/2012 4:43PM

    Jules, thanks so much for posting this. It made me cry but warmed my heart. Dad says he wakes up at night sometimes since it feels like his kitty jump on his bed. I plan on keeping this and printing it.

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LJOYCE55 12/23/2012 2:34PM


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KATHRYNLP 12/23/2012 10:25AM

    I have many-many old friends on that Rainbow Bridge... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GAYLE-G-63 12/23/2012 9:59AM

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LEW0213 12/23/2012 9:44AM

    It is kind of hard to type with eyes blurred with tears. This has been an especially hard Christmas for me. I lost 2 of my very special fur friends, my Kiana and my beautiful Gypsy Rose. I still hear Gypsy Rose some mornings when I go up to the barn.

Thank you, Jules, for this very special blog. It is a keeper.
Hugs, Linda

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PAMBWS 12/23/2012 7:48AM

    A lovely poem...

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REMEMBER2BME 12/23/2012 6:33AM

    Sure, make me ball first thing in the morning. No really, sometimes a good cry is what I need. I like it, beautiful. Just miss my Aspen girl is all.

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CHERIRIDDELL 12/23/2012 4:34AM

    I loved this Juleen thank you for posting it!

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TIME4COFFEE 12/23/2012 2:23AM

    Your poem paints such a pretty picture.

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NELLIEC 12/23/2012 12:02AM

    I know that my mom who loved pets as much as I do is there with my pets and hers making sure that they know they are loved.

My oldest son's dog will be staying with me now. Since my oldest son can't have him with him for now, I will make sure that Caspian the dog knows that he is loved. It would have been very sad for him to be staying at the home of the parents of my DIL and now her also. She is breaking all ties with our family. My youngest son got a condo to satisfy her and now he is stuck with it and can't keep his brother's dog with him. I hope that their dogs will be loved at least by the little kids.

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PDSLIM 12/22/2012 10:50PM

    Enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing.

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ARIABOO10 12/22/2012 10:39PM

    Merry Christmas to all our pets at the rainbow bridge. I am sure my dad and uncle will be giving them tons of Christmas goodies.

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