Cardinal Calls

This is the first Christmas without both of my parents. I awoke early this morning and sat outside on my front porch to have my coffee. It was quiet in the house without anyone but me awake which was fine with me. I like to start my day without distraction.

I begin most mornings with prayer and quiet reflection. I ask for help and direction for the day and usually choose a card to read. Most days I feel the divine purpose for the chosen card which I find helpful.

This morning I was thinking about how my parents aren’t here on this earth anymore and I am alone. While I still feel them spiritually, I was wishing for a hug. I am one who relishes hugs and sadly I was feeling quite bereft. Suddenly two cardinals flew into the tree in front of me. My mind was elsewhere and I hadn’t noticed them until I heard them and my eyes began searching to see who was calling to me. There they were, a pair of cardinals as the ones above (not my photo though as I was too mesmerized). They both landed on the same branch and talked with me.

I knew who it was – my Mom and Dad coming to remind me that they are always with me. Over the years I have had many signs from departed loved ones and I am always so grateful.

Do you believe in signs? Have you had any? What were they? Please share….

Merry Christmas to you and yours….