Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Rainbow Bridge

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, 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 each 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. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run 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....

Author unknown...

Our darling Missi went to the bridge on December 13, 2012 and we miss her so very much. I spotted this resin bridge back the first week of January and knew the minute I saw it that I wanted to use it for this layout but my emotions were so raw that I haven't been able to work on this layout until now.

Remember you can click on the picture to see a larger version.

A close up look at the bridge.

Items used: Paper-Fabscraps-timeless travel, Prima-Shabby chic treasures, Kaiser Kraft- Rocks stamp and Rhinestone flourish,Simply-Gesso, Inkssentials-Crackle Accents, Gelatos, Petaloo-Party stick-ons, Bazzill Basics Paper-Yukon Gold Wayfarer, Zva Creative Flower, Tim Holtz Distress Markers,Spellbinders-Nested Butterflies two,Creative Imaginations-Paintable resin, Paper Chic-Diamond Stickers, EK Success- punch, Rainbow SVG file-unknown, seed pearls-unknown.

That's it for now.. More to come later.


SusieJ said...

Oh Jackie...I'm so sorry, I didn't know about Missi.
What a beautiful tribute to her....I'm crying here after reading about the Rainbow Bridge.
Fabulous LO.
Hugs xx

Pat said...

Jackie this is beautiful! And so heartfelt. I have been missing my dog of 13 years alot lately. She passed away a year ago Christmas. I should do one using that poem.

Jackie Clark (aka Jax) said...

Jackie, I love the way your rainbow turned out. What a sweet memorial page for your dear kitty.

Melony Bradley said...

Love this! What a beautiful story behind the project