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I found this beautiful poem today which made me cry - some of you may have already seen it, but for those who haven't and have recently had to make a difficult decision, I think it is such a comfort..

The Greatest Gift

I always knew this time would come,
From the very instant our eyes first met.
How I loved you then! How I love you now!
I made a promise then, and I will keep that promise now...
You will not suffer from a pain that will not heal;
You will not know the loss of a life remembered, now gone.

It is for me alone to make this decision,
The price for the bright joy and pure laughter
You brought me during the time we shared.
I am the only one who can decide when it is time.
When my hope dies, and my fear rides high,
Just when I need you most, I must let you go.

It is for you alone to tell me when you are ready
For without your guidance, I will not know
When to lay my grief, my guilt, my anger
My sorrow and my selfish heart aside
And give you this last gift, this greatest gift.
Your eyes will speak to mine, and I will know.

The pain of this moment is excruciating.
Tears stream down my face in a river of sorrow.
And my heart drowns in a pool of grief.
For you have spoken and I have listened,
And unlike other decisions I have made
This one brings no relief...no comfort...no peace.

For if there´s one thing you´ve taught me,
If there´s only one thing I´ve learned...
Unconditional love has a condition after all,
I must be willing to let you go, when you speak to me
I must be willing to help you go, if you cannot go alone.
And I must accept my pain so you can be free of yours.

Go easily now, go quickly now,
Do not linger here, it is time for you to leave.
Go find your strength, go find your youth.
Go find the ones who've gone before you.
You are free to leave me now, free to let your spirit soar
Rest easy now, your pain will soon be gone.

I pray I will find comfort in my memories...
In the dark and lonely days ahead.
I cannot say I will not miss you, I cannot say I will not cry.
For only my tears can heal my broken heart.
But, I promise you this; as long as I live,
You will live, alive in my mind, forever in my heart.

So I give you this last gift, all I have left to give,
And this will be my greatest gift...sending you away.
It is the measure of my unconditional love...
For only the greatest love can say,
"Good-bye, go find the bridge, we'll meet again,
Loving you has been the greatest gift of all."

Forever and Always... Until Rainbow bridge....
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Very beautiful poem...bittersweet, made me cry too. I agree Maya, beautiful, but hurts !
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Oh Heidi, it's so sweet, but it made me cry bitterly... I agree with Dawn, it's bittersweet... and indeed, it is the greatest most meaningful and unselfish gift we could ever give our beloved fur-babies !!
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Oh Heidi,I am in bits,in tears,heartbroken,for all our Bridge babies.xxxxx
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Ohhh I know, I'm sorry for making you all cry, I did too - but it is the ultimate way that describes the way we all feel when we have lost one of our babies and all the love we carry on feeling for them when we have had to say goodbye for what ever reason.

Most of us all know that feeling of should I have given them another chance when they are so ill and tired - but we know deep down that we are setting them free from that and if they could tell us they would say "thank you for doing this for me meowmy"
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Ohhh I know, I'm sorry for making you all cry, I did too - but it is the ultimate way that describes the way we all feel when we have lost one of our babies and all the love we carry on feeling for them when we have had to say goodbye for what ever reason.

Most of us all know that feeling of should I have given them another chance when they are so ill and tired - but we know deep down that we are setting them free from that and if they could tell us they would say "thank you for doing this for me meowmy"
Did you write it Heidi?
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Oh I wish I was that eloquent Maya but no, I came across it on a site devoted to cat rescue and it just captured my heart
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