Everyone loves the sun. It is warm, it makes things grow, it sparkles off of water, and it makes the leaves shine. When I was mortal, and we lived in the condo, when Mommy could “do” stairs, we had a skylight above the stairway, and in the afternoon the sun would hit this one spot on the carpeted step. That spot would become so warm. Oh, how I loved to lay on that spot.
I have only found one such spot at Rainbow Bridge. My friend Mollie, who came to the Bridge shortly before I did, after having her life tragically cut short by the terrible IMHF disease, had loved the sun during her mortal life. Her parents built her a sun room that she could lie in and enjoy the warm rays. She barely got to enjoy it before she departed for the immortal world.
Now she lives in a beautiful house that is totally made out of glass, and the sun is always shining. Mollie has a two story house, and she has carpeted stairs. I like to go to her house in the afternoon when the sun is the strongest, climb the carpeted steps, find the sunny spot, snuggle down, and dream that I am back in the condo with Pocket and Mom.
Sometimes Mollie comes and lies with me. She is a very comfortable and sweet dog. I do feel bad for her. She did not get many years with her mom. They adored one another. Mollie went from being a healthy dog to being bound for the Bridge very quickly. Before she, or her mom, could come to terms with what was happening, Mollie was gone.
She did find the perfect replacement, Sophie, who has done a marvelous job of rebuilding her parents’ shattered hearts after Mollie went to the Bridge. Mollie visits Sophie’s dreams every night to make sure Sophie knows exactly what their Mom and Dad needs. Sophie has never let Mollie down.
Mollie is a very special girl. Dogs fly into the sun to get to the other side where they take ghostly forms to visit their parents for a long as their power holds out. But Mollie stays inside the sun and becomes sunlight itself. Whenever her parents are touched by warm sunshine, they should know that a little bit of the late and warmth is coming from Mollie herself.
I am going back to sleep in the sun, and if you fall asleep in the sunlight, today know there is a little bit of Mollie shining down on you.