We say things. We hope they are true, but do we know?
I like to think that when someone passes away they don’t just disappear. Instead they go on to another place, another dimension, or in the case of a pet, The Rainbow Bridge.
It helps to ease your sadness, your pain, and your longing for those you loved and lost by thinking they are still with you and watching over you.
We had to put our beloved cat, Alex, to sleep a little over a year ago. There isn’t a day that we don’t think of him and miss him. Alex was a very lucky creature, not only was he loved by his family, he found the woman of his dreams, Gracie, on the internet. Alex didn’t only find love, he found a second family and got himself a brother-in-law who was also his very best friend, Brian.
As many of you know, Brian hasn’t been feeling well for the last few weeks. I have been emailing his dad for updates. I have often told him that I know that Alex is looking down at his buddy, Brian, and sending him good healing vibes.
But those were just words.
Words to make me and Brian’s family feel better….
Or so I thought.
Whenever we took Alex to the vet, which was quite often towards the end, we played James Taylor in the car. We called it his travel music. Something about James calmed Alex down. Needless to say whenever we hear James we think of Alex.
As I sat at my desk, I saw Terry, Brian’s dad, emailed me an update. Itunes was playing in the background. And as soon as I started to read the email, James Taylors, You’ve Got A Friend, started playing….
Later in the day, Terry emailed me back. Again, as I read his email, another James Taylor’s song, Carolina in my Mind, played.
And there was no doubt in my mind that Alex was sending me a message, as well as a message to his best friend in North Carolina….
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