As many know here that have read my posts, here on the Rainbow Bridge Forum, I was an atheist or agnostic for over 55 years, untill an incident involving my cat "Marmalade." He was injured in New Mexico in an accident, which could have easily killed him and I immediately dropped to my knees and prayed for mercy. I did not know what to do. I knew that I would most likely end my life very quickly if Marmalade did not recover. And remarkably my prayers were answered a tenfold. He recovered and we lived 3 more years together and had quite a few adventures and countless memorable moments. Just he and I. Including out on the road for 3 1/2 months.
From the time that I prayed for mercy from God, things have happened in my life that are supernatural. I document them. My business partners have witnessed them directly occur in front of them, time and time again, over the last 3 years. Their jaws have been left on the floor. I have shared some of these stories here on the forum. They are beyond coincidental. They are spiritual in nature. And they have always involved great and bountiful blessings and incredible mercies.
How is it possible, that this little cat, could reconnect me with God and the Holy Spirit? When nothing on Earth, no human being, no book, no church sermon could do so? How could this little cat, impact me on so many levels? Teach me so many lessons? Change my life in so many ways? Just by his being?
Do I think I will ever see my beloved Marmalade again? I do not know. I hope and pray to be able to do so, but I will not hold God for ransom if that is not possible. For you see...meeting and knowing my boy Marmalade, was already heaven on Earth. It was paradise to know him. To be in his company. To experience such great love in my lifetime. I am grateful for the time that Marmalade and I were alloted. For the time we got to spend together. For all the joy, laughter, smiles, companionship and warmth that we experienced. For our paths to have crossed when they did. Seeing him again would be the ultimate bonus. But I am happy and content for what occured during my time with him.
If there is a Heaven or afterlife for people, then there must be one for all animals, as in many ways they are more advanced than we are as a species in my opinion.
The impact of knowing my boy left me connected with a higher power. It altered my entire perception of religion and faith and God, through...love. What an invaluable gift Marmalade left me. How can I ask or expect more?