As the midnight hour approaches on Christmas Eve, a tremendous
celebration begins. If you listen closely you will hear the exuberant
sound of Bridgekids preparing for the remarkable moment that comes but
once a year. Puppies romp through the tall green grass, chasing
butterflies and rolling over and over until fits of giggles bring them
to a tumbling stop. The volume increases as kittens, cats, tigers and
lions purr in pure delight while the wings of snow white doves gently
caress the air.
The babbling brook that runs beneath Rainbow Bridge overflows onto
the edge of mossy banks and fins of treasured aquatic life quiver in
anticipation of this most joyous event. Nestled in the midst of this
happy choir of Bridgekids are the littlest angel tots staring in awe at
the majestic Christmas tree adorned with flowing strands of angel hair.
Effervescent, twinkling stars seesaw elegantly from the sky and land in
glorious harmony upon the stoic limbs of Heaven's most perfect Christmas
tree. Swaying to and fro in nearby rocking chairs are grandmothers,
grandfathers, parents, aunts, uncles and loved ones. The sound of their
whispered lullabies permeate the air as they sing to tiny angel babies
resting quietly in their arms.
Like magic the clock approaches midnight and a great stirring is
heard in the distance. Each Bridgekid stops and listens, knowing the
time is near, and they choose a fleecy cloud on which to snuggle. The
roar of purrs drops to barely an audible hum, the babbling brook ripples
hypnotically and the flutter of downy feathered wings fall silent.
Heaven's spirited toddlers climb expectantly upon the laps of angels
while babies coo in tranquil unison.
Amidst the warm glow of candle light which rises from the earth
below, the arms of the Bridge Keeper envelop the heavens and into the
precious hands of each child and in front of each animal a holy gift is
placed. With grand exuberance the ribbons are removed and left to fly on
a tender breeze where they dissolve into showers of angel dust. As the
golden lids of these heavenly gifts are raised, an amazing aura fills
the sky, reaching down to the very core of the earth. Ascending from
each and every box is the greatest gift of all unending, unconditional,
all-encompassing love. This blessed love gently wraps itself around the
cherished souls of heaven, warming their hearts with beacons of radiant
light and bringing forth from angels an exquisite chorus.
As the clock strikes midnight the distance between heaven and earth
is vanished. It is at this very moment on Christmas Eve that the Bridge
Keeper, His children, angels and Bridgekids send a message to their
earthly loved ones on the wings of this unbridled love.
Listening carefully with an open heart we will hear the familiar
voice of our own angel whisper softly into our ear their Christmas
message..."Let me share with you this love of mine, always and forever.
When you need me know that I am here. I have not left you for I am in
your heart where I belong. Our love is eternal as is the brilliant glow
of candlelight, which illuminates the path to the heavens and Rainbow
Bridge. I wait patiently as do you for our inevitable and glorious
reunion. I love you, I love you, I love you."
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Puppy's 12 Days of Christmas
17 December 2000 Issue
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