Immediately after the death of my father, I had a conversation with my aunt, his sister, that I always associated the song Mac the Knife with him as I remember the song coming on the radio and his snapping his fingers along to the tune, he enjoyed the song so, my aunt thought it funny as she thought of him when she heard the song The lion sleeps tonight. Later as I grieved for my dad, and really needed to talk to my aunt, but did not want to be a bother, she called out of the blue. She had been listening to the radio, Mac the Knife had come on immediately followed by The Lion Sleeps Tonight. She took that as as sign to call me, and call me she did. We have always thought that Dad was there knowing how down I was feeling and took it upon himself to send her a sign she would understand to call me to offer me comfort, which of course just talking to her did just that.
We, as a family do believe in signs like that, our loved ones will come thru to us if we are open to the signs.
After my husband died, I asked for a cardinal to let me know he was ok. About 2 weeks later, both a male and female cardinal came to my deck. They were not there to eat. They just sat there for about 5 minutes, making sure I noticed them. Since then, we see cardinals a lot, especially when some of the family is gathered together. Once a daughter some distance away was trying to decide if she would spend Thanksgiving with us. As she drove to work, a cardinal flew across her windshield ("A kamakatze cardinal, Mom!"). She came home for Thanksgiving!
So many times!!!!! When my cousin died we started seeing quarters everywhere. We even found them under the pew at church during a memorial for him. Shortly after mom died I was in an accident. I was brought safely to a stop outside an auto dealership. In the window was a rather large picture of Elvis Presley. (He was my mom's true love). Another time someone called and left a message on my house phone that said - Hey, it's your mom. When my brother died, two butterflies flew over his grave. I see them everywhere now! Gifts are gifts. Enjoy them!
If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.
I joined this team this morning because I was so sad about losing my mother a month ago and felt like my friends didn't understand. I was in a lot of pain. Afterwards, while I was walking the dogs, a Monarch butterfly rested on my pink rain jacket for just a moment. I was awestruck, as the Monarch is my favorite creature and a symbol of the many transformations in my life. It wasn't until it flew away and I started walking again that I wondered if that could be my mother's work. She knew how fond I was of them since I wrote her a poem about them about 6 years ago and framed it for her. I want to believe that. It filled me with hope, joy and love. The weather was cold and cloudy, yet this small creature lifted my spirits.
Has anyone had a similar experience after losing a loved one?
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