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I wanted to share this post for those of you who have had to say such a sad goodbye to a dear little one, and for those of you who have hearts that are heavy with grief. I have written many tributes to my beautiful cat Jasper throughout the five years that he has been at the Rainbow Bridge, but this one will always be "The One" that is so near and dear to my heart. I sat down at my computer one evening with tears streaming down my face, and I did not even know what I was about to write. Well my words came a mile a minute, with no rhyme or reason, and I know without a shadow of a doubt that I somehow channeled his sweet and amazing spirit into this story. Jasper you are so missed, you are so loved, and I cannot wait until our eyes meet once more, and I can hold you in my arms once again. Deux Ames, Un Coeur...

Hi mommy, it's me Jasper. It was so wonderful seeing you in the dream the other night, and when you picked me up and held me so close to your heart, it seemed so real, and it felt as though we were both right here in Heaven. The last thing I ever wanted was for you to have to leave me and go back, but we both know it is just not your time yet. I want to let you know that even though our time on earth was cut so short, and we should have had so many more years together, the time we did have was filled with such happiness, such sweetness, and such a special love. I miss you so much, and I know how much you miss me, as I hear you so often call my name, and I watch as the tears stream down your face when you look through the pictures of our life together, and I can so feel the sadness in every single word you write to me.

 I never want you to focus on our last few days together when I was so very sick, and I could actually feel your heart breaking a little bit at a time, as I slowly went downhill and lost my struggle to stay with you. I want you to try to forget that cold, dark night as you walked out of that animal hospital with my empty carrier, oh how I wanted to let you know I was still so close. I tried so hard to stay here with you, and I know you would have moved Heaven and Earth to keep me with you. I heard your prayers to God to save me, I heard your pleas to the doctor to save me, but I was just hurting so badly, and the light looked so warm and inviting. I know you tried so very hard to hold back the tears just for me so that I would not be afraid, always protecting me right up until our very last goodbye. I want to thank you for using every last ounce of strength and courage within yourself to love me enough to let me go.

 I could feel you holding me in our very last moments together. I felt you gently kiss my head as your tears fell down upon me, and even though I know it was the hardest thing you have ever done, I want to thank you for helping me to cross over. When I first started walking across the bridge, I remembered the very first time our eyes met, and I remembered the very first time you picked me up and held me in your arms, and all of a sudden, I was not scared anymore, because you were still with me then, as I am still with you now, as we wait for the wonderful day when we can walk into that beautiful light together. I want you to always remember one thing, I know without a doubt how very much you love me, and I am so thankful we found each other, even if only for a little while. I am so happy that you chose me.

 I'm really not that far away from you, I am only a breath and a heartbeat away, and I can feel your love for me even now after all of this time. Time is so different here at the bridge, we all live in the moment, and there is no sadness or pain here, as we wait for our forever mommies and daddies to come home to us. Reach your hand out clear across that sky, and I will reach my paw out beyond the rainbow, and we will forever be connected by our special bond of love. We will find each other again, and I will come back and visit you. When you feel that warm sunbeam where I used to lay, that is me, when a flower petal gently wafts down and kisses your face, that is me, when you see one perfect little pawprint in the snow, that is me. Don't be sad Mommy, I am going to send you the most beautiful rainbow ever to help all those broken pieces of your heart come back together again. I am so happy that I chose you. Love, Jasper

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Thank you so much for posting this. I just lost my little girl last night and this hit home. The letter from Jasper is how I hope my Tiffany feels. Thanks again.

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All I can say is Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Tomorrow is two years for me and your story was very moving and touched my heart in ways I can't explain. But you know.
Again, Thank you.
Termy's mom

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Absolutely beautiful - thank you so much for sharing...

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Dear Tiffanys_mom,
Thank you so much for your very kind words in reply to my post about my beloved Jasper. I am so sorry for the loss of your Tiffany Ann, and my heart truly goes out to you at this sad time. Your tribute to your beautiful girl brought tears to my eyes, and your deep love for her shines right through each and every single word you wrote to and about her. I really do believe that your Tiffany feels the same way as my Jasper, she loves you to the moon and back, and she is beyond grateful for the wonderful life and the bright and shiny days she had with you while here on this earth. She is still so close, no stopping of a precious little heartbeat could ever keep you two apart, the deep love you share will always transcend time and space, and the bond cannot be broken. You may not be able to see her with your eyes, but you will always be able to feel her with your heart, she is still right there with you in every way that counts. Please know that I will be keeping you and your sweet girl in my thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort today, tomorrow, and always. Always remember that there is a little light at the end of this tunnel, we just need to keep hope in our heart and faith in our soul, and we need to keep on walking, and one day that little sparkling light will guide us out of the darkness of grief, and into the brilliance of a brand new day filled with a hope and promise that we did not even think was possible. Your little one knew how much she was loved when she crossed that bridge, and she can feel that love you have for her even now. May the sweet memories of your dear little girl light your path and show you the way, and may you always feel the sweet and beautiful spirit of a very special and very loved little girl named Tiffany. Hugs to you and your sweet baby at the bridge, My Sweet Angels 

Thank you so much for your very sweet words about my letter from my Jasper. I see that it has been two years since you had to say such a sad goodbye to your beloved Termy. I read your beautiful and heartfelt tributes to your sweet boy, and your words are so filled with such a deep love and devotion for your baby. It will be six years this February since I lost the little love of my life Jasper, and I find that he is close to me now as when he was physically here. The love never ends, it just keeps getting stronger, and the bond cannot be broken. I often use this quote to sum up my feelings on my last moments with my special boy "Love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation." Such true words which speak volumes, and no matter how much time goes by, that last hour seems to be ingrained in our minds and our hearts forever. I often wish I could erase the sadness of it all, but I try to focus on our bright and shiny days together, filled with such sweetness and joy, and I know you can understand this, because the connection you share with your Termy is profound, unfaltering, and forever. I did want to let you know how much your kind words meant to me, because this letter from my Jasper is a universal one I believe. All of our babies, your Termy, my Jasper, they knew how much they were loved when they began their journey across that bridge, and although they took such a big part of us with them when they crossed over, they left so much more behind. I wish you brighter days ahead filled with the light and love of your beloved Termy, and may his beautiful spirit always light your path and show you the way. You know cosesmom, even though we may not be able to reach out and touch them, they will always be able to find their way home to us. I have absolutely no doubt that you understand this better than anyone, your beautiful tributes to Termy are truly amazing, and so filled with a love that knows no bounds, and that love will always be able to transcend time and separation. I do not have to tell you this, you already understand better than anyone. Thank you again so very much for writing, and I will be keeping you and your special boy in my thoughts and prayers today, tomorrow, and always. Hugs to you and your sweet Termy at the bridge, My Sweet Angels

Dear goofygirlinva,
Thank you so much for your very kind words about my letter from Jasper, that really did mean so much to me. I was able to read your tribute to your beautiful Blackie, and your words were so heartfelt, and the special love you have for your dear little one truly did shine right through each and every single word you wrote. It brought tears to my eyes, and I could so feel the emotion behind it, and I could so feel your devotion for your sweet little one. Just know that the bond cannot be broken, the connection is forever, and when your Blackie crossed that bridge, he felt you holding onto him the whole way. I truly do believe that we will see them again in a kinder, gentler place, but this time we will never have to let them go. I will have been separated from my boy for six long years this coming February, and yet he is as close to me now as when he was physically here. Many cannot understand this, but I am sure that you can. It is just a feeling of their presence, and even though I cannot see him with my eyes, his sweet and beautiful spirit surrounds me still. I may not be able to reach out and touch him, but I can still feel him with my heart. They are still so close, and sometimes all it takes is us calling out their name... the love never ends, it just keeps getting stronger. Thank you again for writing, and please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers for healing, and always try to keep hope and faith in your heart, because your boy would so want you to hold onto the promise of a brand new day. I wish you brighter times ahead filled with the precious memories of your special little one. May his light and love show you the way to celebrate the beautiful yesterdays, and hold onto the new beginnings for tomorrow, with your Blackie always and forever by your side. Hugs to you and your sweet little one at the bridge, My Sweet Angels
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