I am very fortunate to be the Granny of two beautiful little girls: Zoe 5years old, and Emily soon to be 7 months old. They are the lights of my life and I share their antics to whoever will listen! One person I would love to be able to share with is my Dad, but unfortunately, he passed away several years ago. I miss him terribly, and thoughts of him have been growing on my mind since Emily's birth. I find myself wishing he was here so that he could get to know them, too.
April 22nd is his birthday and this year, like I said, my thoughts are full of him. On this day, I went to my Facebook page to wish him happy birthday. Well, our internet isn't always the best, so I had to wait for the page to load. As I was waiting, I glanced down at the floor and there beside my chair was a tiny white feather. We don't have anything in our house with feathers in it. I thought he came for a visit, and was trying to comfort me. Now, understandably, I also thought it could have been a coincidence, but I cried for 15 minutes, none the less.
Today is May 21st. The 22nd is the anniversary of his passing and once again, the thoughts are growing. We will be moving into another home shortly, and my husband needed some of my pay for our new landlord, so I cashed my check and decided to go home for lunch. (We live very close to my job) When I go home for lunch, I never take my purse with me (not real bright, I know) so I threw my cigarettes, cell and money in the passenger seat. Well, I thought better of that, and tucked the money under my leg. I drove out of the parking lot and down the road not even 1/10 of a mile and looked down to check my money. There, on my lap, was a tiny white feather! I had to return to work, so crying was out of the question. I laughed all the way home.
Today, May 23rd, I came home from work and went upstairs to change. I had placed the two feathers on my computer desk earlier this morning. When I switched on my monitor, I saw on my mouse pad, a tiny white feather. I thought one of them had blown there, since the window had been open the night before. But they were exactly where I had left them. Now I have three. Yes, guys: three!
Now I know he is getting to know my grandbabies! And when I think of him from now on, I'll laugh.
I love you Dad, and I miss you!