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#154120 - 10/07/06 07:47 PM Molly has crossed the Bridge
Ellen Offline
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Registered: 08/05/99
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Loc: Virginia Beach, VA.
Our Molly crossed over the bridge at 6:15 this evening. She was a wife and Mother of wonderful gliders.

I must write this now before the total shock sets in our I will not be able to do this.

Last night she was out with the other 4 in her cage eating and playing and giving kisses and all the wonderful things gliders do. Today she has been in her pouch with her family all day. I check on them at 3:30 and all was fine. When I went in at at about 5:15 she was on the bottom of the cage and had crawled under one of their blankets but just her head. She was cool to touch and I picked her up and she was week but alive. She was weak but still gave me kisses and nipples but very weak ones. As I have seen this before with the other gliders that have died of Aflatoxin I knew there was nothing we could do. I won't go into all that we did do righ now.

She slipped away from us quitely and peacfully and with me holding her.

She will be missed so much and her sister didn't want to leave her so I let her stay as long as she wanted. I have put Molly back where I found her so the family could say goodbye. It took awhile as they didn't want to leave. As soon as they did I took her out.

I have 5 more gliders that have been exposed to that vile fungus from the crickets from 6 years ago. Molly was 6. So I dread everytime I walk into the room as to want I will find.

Goodbye Molly we loved you very much and thank you for sharing your life with us. It was great and we will care for you family with all the love we have.

Thank you for my finial kiss. We love you
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#154121 - 10/07/06 07:54 PM Re: Molly has crossed the Bridge [Re: Ellen]
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Registered: 09/10/06
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hug2
I am truly sorry to hear about your baby. Im sure you bought each other years of happiness. Im sure she is frolicking happily now on the other side of the rainbow bridge with her other suggie friends
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#154122 - 10/07/06 07:57 PM Re: Molly has crossed the Bridge [Re: Ellen]
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Oh Ellen hug2 I'm so sorry for your loss cry

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#154125 - 10/07/06 08:02 PM Re: Molly has crossed the Bridge [Re: Ellen]
Crescent Offline
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Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 615
Loc: USA
Ellen,
So sorry to hear that Molly passed over the bridge. Thoughts and prayers for you. hug2 hug2 hug2

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#154129 - 10/07/06 08:16 PM Re: Molly has crossed the Bridge [Re: Crescent]
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I am so very sorry for your loss. I am sorry she passed but glad she was in her hands where she knew she was loved. You are a good Glider owner...don't ever doubt that.

Many hugs and prayers being sent your way.

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#154134 - 10/07/06 08:33 PM Re: Molly has crossed the Bridge [Re: ]
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Oh Ellen, I am so sorry! How wonderful that she waited to tell you goodbye with a gentle kiss. As a former nurse also, I saw this happen with patients, they just have to tell somene very special to them good bye. I know you will hold her in your heart and memories until you meet again one day. I take great comfort in knowing in my heart that all our beloved gliders are in a place of joy and peace, and are well and whole, at the bridge taking care of each other until that special day they spot us.
I am keeping you and your family, both gliders and humans in my thoughts and prayers.
Angie

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#154136 - 10/07/06 08:46 PM Re: Molly has crossed the Bridge [Re: ]
Dancing Offline
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hug2 Miss Ellen I'm so sorry for your loss. You and I have talked some about the aflatoxins and your fears about your gliders. Please know that Molly had a wonderful life with you and all these years BECAUSE of your wonderful love and care for all your gliders. She loved you and I'm glad she got the chance to say her good bye to you. I'm sure she wanted you to know she was going to be ok and that she knew her time was here.

If you need to talk, you have my number. hug2
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#154181 - 10/07/06 09:53 PM Re: Molly has crossed the Bridge [Re: Dancing]
Lucy Offline
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Loc: Lexington, KY
Ellen, I am so sorry. I remember lots of stories about Molly and her family. I'm grieving with you.
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#154183 - 10/07/06 09:57 PM Re: Molly has crossed the Bridge [Re: Lucy]
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hug2 hug2 hug2 Miss E, I'm so sorry for your loss of Molly. Words wont help I know, but do know that if you need or want to talk, scream or cry, Im here for you. May Molly rest in Peace and watch over you from the Rainbow Bridge.
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#154185 - 10/07/06 09:58 PM Re: Molly has crossed the Bridge [Re: Lucy]
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Oh Ellen, I'm so very sorry! cry I know we talked about your experience with the aflatoxins after I lost Jeepers. You talked about that fear of what you'll find each time to enter the glider room. I know that feeling now.

Molly had a wonderful 6 years with you and you with her. You and Bruce did such a good job taking care of her and all the others. They will be waiting for you at the bridge. mlove Until then, they will be playing and romping with Jeeps.

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#154186 - 10/07/06 10:01 PM Re: Molly has crossed the Bridge [Re: Srlb]
Ellen Offline
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Registered: 08/05/99
Posts: 7603
Loc: Virginia Beach, VA.
Thank you all so much. It's just hitting me now.


But Lucy, remember when Bruce was hand feeding Maggie? That is her sister. The odd think I thought Maggie would go first since she was a rejected Joey. Guess Bruce did a good job huh? Molly just looked so healthy. But boy did I love that last kiss from her.
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#154199 - 10/07/06 10:19 PM Re: Molly has crossed the Bridge [Re: Ellen]
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cry hug2 Oh Ellen, I'm so very sorry to read of Molly's passing, but I know just like everyone else that she has had a full and happy life with you and Bruce caring for her. A little sweet glider couldn't ask for more. I'm so happy that she was with you as she passed and said good bye for now. They never really leave us, just go away for a while until we come to reunite with or angels at the bridge. angel hug2 hug2

I am here if you need.. anytime day or night.
Love and (((HUGS))) hug2
~Lorna.

Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there... I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow...
I am the diamond glints on snow...
I am the sunlight on ripened grain...
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you waken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of gentle birds in circling flight...
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry—
I am not there... I did not die...

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#154246 - 10/07/06 11:42 PM Re: Molly has crossed the Bridge [Re: ]
LSardou Offline
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Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
hug2 hug2 Ellen, I am so so sorry for your loss of Molly. It breaks my heart to hear these terriable losses. Please know that your in my heart and prayers. Love, Light and Blessings........May the sun shine a gentle path during these days of grieving, and the moon soften the night with Molly's love in your heart. angel

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#154267 - 10/08/06 12:44 AM Re: Molly has crossed the Bridge [Re: LSardou]
Karin Offline
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Registered: 09/06/01
Posts: 11583
Loc: Sycamore Illinois
Oh Ellen, I am so sorry to hear about Molly's passing frown , I grieve with you. I remember all your stories about her...she was a happy little trooper that is for sure! May time bring back all the good happy memories and kisses hug2.
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#154282 - 10/08/06 02:02 AM Re: Molly has crossed the Bridge [Re: Karin]
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Oh, Ellen! My heart breaks reading of Molly’s passing. At least she died in the warmth of your hands and of your love, and was able to tell you in her own special way how much she loved and appreciated her time with you. heart
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#154284 - 10/08/06 02:18 AM Re: Molly has crossed the Bridge [Re: KattyM]
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Ellen, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Molly. I know you must have loved her very much and will miss her terribly. But I also know she will be waiting for you to meet her on the other side of the bridge. Even though it will be painful, think of her often and think of her long so as not to forget your memories of her. For one day, maybe a long time from now, the two of you will be together again with all of the others you have loved that are gone, and the reunion will be a sight to see!!! angel So sleep well for now Miss Molly, sleep well.

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#154322 - 10/08/06 08:45 AM Re: Molly has crossed the Bridge [Re: ]
glidrz5 Offline
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Registered: 06/13/01
Posts: 7297
Loc: Quincy, IL
cry cry cry Oh Ellen, I'm so very very sorry for the loss of Molly. I know how hard it is to lose one of your babies and how much that final look or kiss means. I know she held on so she could give it to you one last time and that she is now healthy and happy across the bridge.

THE RAINBOW BECKONS

In loving memory of my angels who have crossed over the rainbow bridge


The rainbow has beckoned
It’s calling you home
To meadows and forest
In which you may roam

My heart it grows heavy
To think you might leave
I’d be all alone then
Alone then to grieve

I know deep inside me
That you cannot stay
The pain that you’re feeling
Grows more night and day

You look at me asking
In your silent way
To let you go home now
“Please let me” you say

You say there’s no pain there
No fear and no hate
Just peace and well being
Once you’re through the gate

You tell me you’ll always
Hold me in your heart
That time and that distance
Can’t keep us apart

And if I should need you
At my side you’ll be
Tho I cannot see you
You’ll be there with me

You promise to wait at
the rainbow for me
To wait `til I join you
Together to be

I just want to hold you
And beg you to stay
To ask please don’t leave me
Alone on this day

Yet deep in my heart know
I must let you go
You must make the journey
now to the rainbow

I bow down my head then
The tears fill my eyes
I give you my blessing
My love now to fly

So fly to the rainbow
And wait there for me
Some day I will join you
Together to be


by:
Chris Hamann


Edited by glidrz5 (10/08/06 08:46 AM)
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#154355 - 10/08/06 11:07 AM Re: Molly has crossed the Bridge [Re: Ellen]
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Posts: 41153
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Ellen, I am so sorry you have had to go through this again. It is so hard even when we know our little ones are happily playing on the other side of the Bridge.

You and Bruce are in our prayers.
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#154392 - 10/08/06 01:27 PM Re: Molly has crossed the Bridge [Re: KarenE]
Anonymous
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Oh Ellen im so sorry for your loss of Molly!!! ~~HUGS~~

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#154424 - 10/08/06 03:23 PM Re: Molly has crossed the Bridge [Re: ]
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Registered: 05/26/03
Posts: 4321
Loc: Central FL
Miss E, I'm so very sorry for your loss. As others have said, Molly lived a great life with you and she's happily playing at the Rainbow Bridge now. I hope that with some time you'll be able to fondly remember her with a smile, rather than tears and pain. She's at peace. I will pray for the little family that is surely missing her and for their Mommy and Daddy, too. (((BIG HUGS)))

You have my number....call me if you want to talk.
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Rest peacefully until I see you at the bridge, Sweet Lillian. gangel Mommy, Daddy, and brother Philip miss you terribly.

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#154693 - 10/09/06 01:23 AM Re: Molly has crossed the Bridge [Re: Sugar_Mama]
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Ellen, I hope that the peace you know she is in now will help soften the pain of your loss. God Bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Both two legged and four legged.

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#154771 - 10/09/06 10:01 AM Re: Molly has crossed the Bridge [Re: ]
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I read this post and im crying so hard its hard to type. First of all, I am soooo sorry for you. Bless ypur heart. Im glad you were with her when she passed and im so glad you got that last kiss from her. She obviously loved you and was glad to spend her last moments with someone she loved. Hang in there sweetie were all here for you. God bless you and yours, Lori

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#154855 - 10/09/06 01:05 PM Re: Molly has crossed the Bridge [Re: ]
Ellen Offline
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Registered: 08/05/99
Posts: 7603
Loc: Virginia Beach, VA.
Once again thank you all. Chris that poem you wrote just was so wonderful. I hate to admit that I cry but it sure came out then.
Lorna that is one of my favoites, thank you.

Today is actually harder than yesterday. But the family seems to be doing well and that's what matters.

This really is not a good day at all. You would think by now I would be used to it. I wish God would blow up every cricket in the world. Sorry I guess pain brings anger and I feel so hurt and angry now. But your post have help alot.
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#154915 - 10/09/06 05:02 PM Re: Molly has crossed the Bridge [Re: Ellen]
BeckiT Offline
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Registered: 09/29/06
Posts: 16083
Loc: Manitowoc, WI
Ellen, I am just getting around to reading this and I want to pass on my condolences on the passing of Molly! Mine love crickets, but I also raise my own.. Are my crickets safe, or should I avoid them all together?
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#154924 - 10/09/06 05:18 PM Re: Molly has crossed the Bridge [Re: BeckiT]
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Ellen I am so sorry for your loss. hug2
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#155143 - 10/10/06 01:36 AM Re: Molly has crossed the Bridge [Re: CritterHill]
Xfilefan Offline
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Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 8899
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
Miss E, I'm so sorry. cry
I know I'm late with this...everytime I came to post something happened to get in the way, and I wanted something special for your little girl. I'm not sure which way is easier to lose a glider, when you know it's coming, or when you don't. Neither one has been easy with mine-they all hurt when they go, even tho I know they're in a better place. I went through 3 or 4 of my altered songs looking for one for you, and settled on this one. I've been looking for the song itself for years, and no luck. So while I can't share the tune (which is beautiful, and has run through my memory for nearly 30 years), I can share the words:

The Old Master Painter (by the Browns-I think)
(one change to honor Molly)

That old master painter from the faraway hills
Painted the violets and the daffodils
He put the purple in the twilight haze
Then put a rainbow for the rainy days
Dreamed up the murals on the blue summer skies
Painted the midnight in li'l Molly's eyes

Captured the dreamer with a thousand thrills
The old master painter from the faraway hills
Then came his masterpiece and when he was through
He smiled down from heaven and gave me you
What a beautiful job on that wonderful day
That old master painter from the hills far away


hug2 hug2

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#155251 - 10/10/06 11:53 AM Re: Molly has crossed the Bridge [Re: Xfilefan]
Ellen Offline
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Registered: 08/05/99
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Loc: Virginia Beach, VA.
Becki, I wouldn't give a cricket if it floated down on a cloud. But that is me. You have to go with your hear and head. I give no bugs and wouldn't have a cricket in my house unless I could kill it. Since this started I have lost 28 gliers.
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#155253 - 10/10/06 11:55 AM Re: Molly has crossed the Bridge [Re: Ellen]
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Loc: Tampa, FL
Miss E, i am so sorry for your loss... {hugs}
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#155370 - 10/10/06 04:29 PM Re: Molly has crossed the Bridge [Re: Xglider]
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I am also very sorry. I never knew crickets were that horrible. Just hold your other gliders tight and you'll be alright. hug2 upset

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#155409 - 10/10/06 05:46 PM Re: Molly has crossed the Bridge [Re: ]
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Posts: 16083
Loc: Manitowoc, WI
Thanks for the input Ellen... they don't get crickets often, so won't be hard to cut them out, and Lilo has decided that chicken is better than mealworms smile
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