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The Calling

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God looked around His garden
And found an empty place.
He then looked down upon the earth,
And saw your tired face.
He put His arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough,
And the hills were hard to climb.
So He closed your weary eyelids,
And whispered "Peace be thine."
It broke my heart to lose you
But you didn't go alone
For part of me went with you
The day God called you home
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This is beautiful -
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Well, I almost made it through a visit here without crying.

What a touching poem.
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The poem is very lovely and the sentiment well felt. Does anyone have a copy of The Rainbow Bridge? My Vet has one in her office, but I haven't been able to find a copy of it for myself. Through the years we have lost several well loved cats and right now our oldest is 13 and getting to show his age. He is especially my husbands baby, because he brought him home in a brown paper bag from his construction site job where they were going to kill him. He was very weak and the vet didn't think we could save him, but we did!
Sherry's Mom, Debbie
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A lot of the general pet websites that have a section that deals with pet loss and grieving have a copy of the Rainbow Bridge poem. :rainbow:
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"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 and 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 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. The bright eyes are intent; the eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to break away 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......."
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Thank you so much, hissy. I've wanted a copy of this since I first read it in our vets office. There have been several beloved pets through the years and they all have special places in my heart. You know, I don't think a human ever loves too much, I think the more you love, the more your capable of loving.
God Bless You,
Debbie, Sherry's Mom
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Hissy, your beautiful poem brought tears to my eyes, and memories of our wonderful babies who are already at the bridge. He truely did take the best,and in his mercy lifted them from their pain. Thand you for reminding me!
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