October 31st 2008 5:02 pm
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Simon is sitting in a quiet spot by the lake. His angel friend Ralphie sits
by him and they quietly watch the ripples glide across the water. "you know
how you always say Life is a Gift, Ralphie, well it really is, isn't it, and
we should treasure every second of it." "Yes, " answers Ralphie " the gift
of life is not a defined space or size..we never know when we are given it
how large it is, how long it will last. But, you know, that doesn't even
matter...for we can fill a very small space with all the love and life in
the universe or, conversely, we can have a very empty hollow huge space
that is worth nothing at all. " "ahhh...and then there is the ribbon
around the gift" muses Simon 'that is sort of like the rainbow bridge isnt
it...the link to the other side, the ribbon contains the gift of life..the
two go together...they are part of each other. the ribbon contains all the
memories and the joys and sadness of the life". 'Right "says Ralphie "and
when you leave the container of life behind you cross over that ribbon
bridge of memories and into the everlasting freedom of heaven, the rainbow
bridge, where the pain and the suffering and the mistakes made in life are
gone and you can only remember the joy you knew in life ..the love.. the
happiness. And for those sweet souls who knew no joy in life there will be
joy across the bridge. " They sit there silently.
Simon sighs, " Several of my and Marybeths dearest friends crossed the
bridge this week, it has been a week of loss. " "No Simon, you are not
quite getting it" says Ralphie "They are not lost, they have just completed
their circle of life, their gift is complete. and now their angel selves can
share that gift by spreading love. You feel love in so many ways...we always
think love should just be fun and jolly but love is true feeling and
emotion...love can be pain and loss and sadness because those feelings make
the feelings of joy and gladness that much sweeter and stronger. Love is not
easy, Simon, but it is not hard either...Love just is...all
encompassing...love is what we are...love is life and love is beyond life
too. So fill your "gift" to full capacity and wrap it in a ribbon with all
the colors of the rainbow" .
The swans glide by , slowly and there is a ripple wake behind them. Slowly
it makes its way to the shore and laps ever so slightly at the feet of Simon
and Ralphie. They turn and smile at each other.
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My Dear Furiend Simon,
My furamilies life is a whole lot fuller with you and your furamily in it. Widdle Gracie Nee' sure does love her Unkie Simon and her Auntie Nina. You have brought he lots of love and good times. You have always been a true Rock Star of furiends to me. We are so lucky to have the honor of calling you and your furamily part of our furamily. Just remember We love you and your Meowmy with all our heart.
Manly Hugs and Headbumpies
Nello and The Gurls
I have always loved your way with words...thank you for the special things you post. This may be an old diary entry, but it so rings true, each and every day.
Very touching. Just the medicine my mommy needed to see tonight. Thank you for sharing.