I love crossing the bridge. I'm not sure I understand it myself, but I know it is related to having lost 4 kittens and 2 cats in the past year. Somehow coming here, and reading about the precious kitties, provides a healing comfort to me.
Some stories bring me to tears, many remind me of one of my own recent losses. But I do find comfort here in everyone's kindness.
Also, I do not talk about my losses usually, from the kittens I knew for a few days to my barn cat who was born here and lived her whole life in my care. I think maybe it is almost like a wound that has to heal from the inside out. Coming here provides a little bit of healing for me.
I don't know how long the crossing thread will be like this for me...I suppose at some point I will move on from it. But for now, I am compelled to read each thread, and reply when I am able to!
DarciFinn, someday you will know the comfort of friends when you need it, and that will sustain you through your dark times. But for now, enjoy your healthy kittens!