Real Life Rainbow Bridge Stories'A Trip to the Bridge'
by Alexis Freeman
Now, before I start this, I want to reassure you all that this is a true story. I'm not making this up. This really happened, and I thank God every night for this blessing I had.
It was about a year ago, and I had just lost my beloved dog Ace. I was crying awake in bed one night, talking to him. I was sleeping in the glow of a candle (it's one of those that just have a lightbulb flame, I'm not sure what they're called) with a little German Shepherd figure next to it in tribute to Ace. I eventually cried myself to sleep.
Then I had, well, we'll call it a dream for now. I walked up to an old wooden bridge and started to cross over. I couldn't cross all the way because there was a small gate at the end. So I went as far as I could, and looked around. There were bright, beautiful colors all around. I mean just unearthly healthy grasses and flowers. Then from off to the side, out runs Ace. He comes up to the bridge, his eyes glowing with more life and happiness and love and joy than I've ever seen in anything. His coat was unbelievably healthy and shiny and just, just perfect. His tail was wagging immensely. Anyone that saw him would have been able to tell he was absolutely spilling over with joy. There is no way to describe how happy he looked. Anyone would be, really, to be surrounded with all that beauty. Then, as soon as I could get a good look at him, an absolutely gorgeous rainbow landed right nearby him.
Then, I woke up. Now, remember how I said before we'd call it a dream for now? I said that because I don't think it was a dream. Heck, I know it wasn't a dream. In my heart, I know the good Lord above saw my great sorrow and wanted to make me feel better, so He let me visit. It was just for a few seconds, but they were some of the most joyous and powerful seconds I've ever experienced. Isn't that cool? My dog didn't visit me like in a dream or something, I got to visit him. And I think I learned a bit about the Bridge. I learned it does exist. I also think I learned how it works.
Firstly, I guess you're greeted into heaven. I didn't experience the greeting though, probably because I was just visiting. Then, I think you cross an old wooden bridge. (Perhaps to represent your dull life without them?) Then, once you pick them up you cross a Rainbow Bridge. (Maybe to represent a new, colorful, and happy life with them.)
So if you are ever in doubt and think that they may be truly gone, stop yourself before you even finish the thought. They are up there, and believe me, they are incredibly happy and can't wait to be with you again, but want you to make the most of your life without them. Because you know what? Life IS short. Compare these few years on this earth you'll spend without them to an eternity with them. It truly does make the journey worth finishing.
Thank you for reading. God Bless you and may he care for your pet till He calls you home to be with them. :)