I am so sorry for the loss of your mother.  I know from experience that the 
loss of ones mom is so very hard.  She sounds like she was a wonderful person.  
Prehaps this is the welcome she will receive at the Bridge:

A Rainbow Bridge Story
Unlike most days at Rainbow Bridge, this day dawned cold and gray, damp as a 
swamp and as dismal as could be imagined. All of the recent arrivals had no 
idea what to think, as they had never experienced a day like this before. But 
the animals who had been waiting for their beloved people knew exactly what was 
going on and started to gather at the pathway leading to The Bridge to watch. 

It wasn't long before an elderly animal came into view, head hung low and tail 
dragging. The other animals, the ones who had been there for a while, knew what 
his story was right away, for they had seen this happen far too often. 

He approached slowly, obviously in great emotional pain, but with no sign of 
injury or illness. Unlike all of the other animals waiting at The Bridge, this 
animal had not been restored to youth and made healthy and vigorous again. As 
he walked toward The Bridge, he watched all of the other animals watching him. 
He knew he was out of place here and the sooner he could cross over, the 
happier he would be. But, alas, as he approached The Bridge, his way was barred 
by the appearance of an Angel who apologized, but told him that he would not be 
able to pass. Only those animals who were with their people could pass over 
Rainbow Bridge. With no place else to turn to, the elderly animal turned 
towards the fields before The Bridge and saw a group of other animals like 
himself, also elderly and infirm. They weren't playing, but rather simply lying 
on the green grass, forlornly staring out at the pathway leading to The Bridge. 
And so, he took his place among them, watching the pathway and waiting. 

One of the newest arrivals at The Bridge didn't understand what he had just 
witnessed and asked one of the animals that had been there for awhile to 
explain it to him. 

"You see, that poor animal was a rescue. He entered rescue just as you see him 
now, an older animal with his fur graying and his eyes clouding. He never made 
it out of rescue and passed on with only the love of his rescuer to comfort him 
as he left his earthly existance. Because he had no family to give his love to, 
he has no one to escort him across The Bridge." 

The first animal thought about this for a minute and then asked, "So what will 
happen now?" As he was about to receive his answer, the clouds suddenly parted 
and the gloom lifted. Approaching The Bridge could be seen a single person and 
among the older animals, a whole group was suddenly bathed in a golden light 
and they were all young and healthy again, just as they were in the prime of 

"Watch, and see.", said the second animal. A second group of animals from those 
waiting came to the pathway and bowed low as the person neared. At each bowed 
head, the person offered a pat on the head or a scratch behind the ears. The 
newly restored animals fell into line and followed him towards The Bridge. They 
all crossed The Bridge together. 

"What happened?" 

"That was a rescuer. The animals you saw bowing in respect were those who found 
new homes because of his work. They will cross when their new families arrive. 
Those you saw restored were those who never found homes. When a rescuer 
arrives, they are allowed to perform one, final act of rescue. They are allowed 
to escort those poor animals that they couldn't place with families on earth, 
across The Rainbow Bridge." 

"I think I like rescuer's", said the first animal. 

"So does GOD", was the reply.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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