When a dear friend's beloved Siamese companion passed away some time ago, I wanted to write something for her that would bring her a smile - This was the result...I sincerely hope it brings peace to those here who are grieving today, and every day. Sadira was my first Siamese, who died from the complications of diabetes in the Spring 3 years ago.
A Message From The Bridge - Summer, 1999
Hello, my name is Sadira, and I am an Angel - Guardian Status 3 Years now, currently posted for duty at Rainbow Bridge. I became an angel in the Spring, when my momma, Gaye, in the most selfless act she knew to do, took my pain and suffering from me and made it her own. I was sick for some time and had suffered a great deal, so my momma is still living with my pain even now, 3 long years later, because she loved me so much and I had been hurting so long. I didn't like going to the vet yet again, I was so tired and just wanted to go to sleep, but then I understood, and momma cried on my fur as my own Guardian Angel came to escort me to the Rainbow Bridge. It was so wonderful to be free from pain, and to run after my friends who had left before me. But I miss her so...
As a part of my duties here, I am sometimes asked to come to Earth and escort the new recruits home to wait for their special companions. Sometimes, like me, these newest recruits have been very ill while still in their earthly form; but due to accidents, some others must leave very quickly and it takes them and their companions by surprise, but come they all must when called for Bridge Duty.
As Guardian Angels, of any Status, whether it is one day or many years, we all know the pain we cause our companions when we are called for duty here at the Bridge and must leave them behind for a while. It is a topic of conversation frequently around the dining hall, where we feast on special treats and fine meals several times a day. After just such a conversation, it was decided that we should let our earthly caretakers know a bit about the trip, and what we do here while we wait for you to join us again.
Before the sun rises, I receive my orders for the day and make preparations to come to Earth. I groom my beautiful golden wings very carefully and practice fluttering them gently in the breeze before I float down to earth to escort one of our new recruits back to Rainbow Bridge. Most tell me they are finally ready to leave and are happy to see me, some are a bit confused, but as I gently explain to them the time for their service as a Guardian Angel has come, their spirits grow peaceful. All of them have around the place that was their heart a beautiful rainbow of ribbons which trails and flutters in the wind all the way back down to earth. The first time I was asked to be an official Bridge Escort (it is QUITE an honor and we are all called for this special duty from time to time) I asked what the ribbons were for. I learned that the ribbons were a way of taking all the wonderful memories of earth and special companions to share with others they knew at the Bridge. There is also another ribbon, a tiny silver ribbon of the finest filament which trails behind; forever connecting the recruit to his loved ones below. When they are ready to go, I enfold the new recruit within the peaceful warmth of my golden wings and we fly high over the clouds towards the dawning sun.
All purr in ecstasy as we soar through the air, feeling the grace and power of their spirits released from the frailities of the mortal body for the first time. We turn back once to gaze down at the planet below and whisper a quick farewell, then turn our spirits towards the Rainbow Bridge and the fine meal that awaits us ahead.
We all have duties and responsibilties while waiting at the Bridge for you to join us. But the most important one is Bridge Escort and we all look forward to it when our turn finally comes around again. These are the times that we can take but a moment from our escort duties to follow our own silver ribbons back to our loved ones and once again brush our spirits against the loving and familiar faces of the special companions we had to leave behind.
All of us here at the Bridge wanted for you to know that we miss you horribly, but we are happy here, content and painfree, napping in sun spots and chasing endless rainbows of memory ribbons with joy each day while we wait to see you again. That is a day we all look forward to and know will be a happy one.
Wishing all grieving companions many rainbow ribbons of happy memories, I remain yours in peace forevermore,
Sadira, Guardian Angel