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  •  you will - when you least expect it... i know (0+ / 0-)

    that firsthand from all my friends who are playing in the clouds.

    this is a "message" from my nimbus the night i was overwhelmed by him being gone.  he had crossed over that rainbow one month earlier and i had stayed in this state of elation over his sharing his life with me.  then, when i stepped out that night into the cool darkness, i was overwhelmed by his absence.  i had always said he was my joy - and, as i looked up into the night sky, i saw this...

    everyone knows you can't take pictures of clouds at night with a cell phone, right?

    . . . J O Y

    it is ours to celebrate with them.

    joy 3 corrected

    EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

    by edrie on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 11:15:13 AM PDT

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    •  That's amazing. (1+ / 0-)
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      I found this saying earlier this week while I was looking for solace on the internet. It seems to fit with your experience:

      "Perhaps they are not stars
      but openings in heaven
      where the love of our children with fur
      pours through and shines down upon us
      to let us know they are at peace."

      _Let's dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world. Let us dedicate ourselves to that, and say a prayer for our country and for our people. Robert Kennedy_

      by bogieshadow on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 01:56:15 PM PDT

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      •  ah, but perhaps they use the stars to talk to us.. (0+ / 0-)

        after nimbus died, i kept sani (his "brother") in a barn south of me - when i "felt" i needed to move him immediately.  the feeling was so overwhelming that i took an advance on my paycheck, took the next day off and frantically called to find a trailer to move him despite having the weekend off in just another three days.

        we got into our new barn late at night but i still turned him out to stretch his legs. i was with him in the turnoutand told him that i missed nimbus, too, but he was  wi....

        as i voiced "with us" - the most briliant shooting star flew right over us in the paddock.... and i knew that nimbs really was "with us".

        after toady died (my little black dog that climbed trees), i went to the barn again with tee (my samoyed) to be with sani - and, again, racing across the sky was a bright shooting star with a much smaller one chasing on his heels.... nimbus and toady were flying through the night sky again.

        and, no, shooting stars aren't a common occurence at my barn - only when my kids are saying "hi, we're here and playing!"

        two days after my friend's precious rocky died (her beautiful paint horse), my beloved tee also crossed over that rainbow, too.  rocky's sudden illness was the reason tee got to go to the barn to see his sani and all his friends - we had to take ceci the trailer key to take rocky into the vet hospital.  

        his "gift" to us when he left were these words as he reminded me that they aren't ever far away...

        do not be sad or weep for me
        when my day is done
        but find the warmth and glory
        we shared beneath the sun

        cry not when i am gone from here
        remember all our play
        and how our laughter filled the air
        long past when i could stay

        oh, weep not when you see me gone
        just know within your heart
        that i am with you always here
        and we will never part.

        and when the shadows fall all round
        the darkness round you see
        look up and find the brightest star
        and know that it is me

                         e.blackwelder, april, 2012

        EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

        by edrie on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 10:10:48 AM PDT

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