She Gave Me a Gift

Something happened today that helped my heart just a little bit.

My grandmother was from Michigan. She grew up the youngest in a large family on a farm. She moved to California with my Grandfather after the war and although she loved California, she missed certain things about Michigan and the sight of snow and cardinals were a couple of them.

When I moved here she always asked me if I saw any cardinals because she loved them so, and even though they are apparently common around here, I never did. My mom said she would also ask her if I had any reported sightings.

This afternoon I took Sebastian out into the snow for the first time. I figured it would be a fitting goodbye, being out in the snow. We made a snow angel for her and then came inside.

I looked out into our backyard and asked her to watch over us and about 30 seconds later two cardinals, a male and female, flew into our yard and onto a tree outside the window. I can't help but think it was my Grammy and Pompy, together again after all these years, showing me they we indeed watching over us.


catherine said...

I'm so glad you had that moment in the snow with the spirit of your grandparents. I hope that continues to lift your spirit and give you comfort. Love, Catherine

Mari said...

That is just precious! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sebastian looks GREAT in the snow, soooo big!!!

Stephanie said...

I'm sure that was them!
Thoughts and prayers with you and your family!

Serendipite said...

What a beautiful thought! I know your Grammy and Pompy are watching over you!

staciemarie said...

awwww .tears.

that is touching.

May T said...

That is sooo awesome. Love you.