Jillian here. I’ve been in a kind of funk lately and I don’t know how to shake it off. I know my life is full of blessings and good things but I’m just incredibly sad sometimes. It hits me hard and I’m down for a bit and then I become okay for a while. Just when I think it’s all good, boom! The sadness slaps me down again. Don’t you hate it when things like that happen? It’s a vague feeling of unease and I can’t seem to make it go away. Any suggestions?
Last week when I was feeling particularly blah and even cried a little, I was greeted with a wonderful thing when I arrived at work. It’s hard to see in these pictures but there were a number of cardinals in and out of the tree in front of where I park at the office.
I have long believed that cardinals, dragonflies and butterflies, but especially cardinals (or as my younger son called them when he was little, “redjays”) are the spirits of our deceased loved ones come to call. To say hello, to offer comfort or just to let us know we aren’t alone. To me, this gift of eight cardinals darting in and out of the tree just when I needed them was a beautiful miracle all for me. I spent that day in awe of that wonderful message of love I received. Even now thinking about it makes me smile. If I could just hold on to that….