If you don't believe in life after death, you might not want to bother to read this blog. I've never been a "woo woo" person, but I have to tell you that I do believe that the spirits of our departed can send us messages through nature. It happened to me this week.
The above photo is the garden that I made for Jennifer five years ago. These butterfly lillies usually bloom in three to four blooms at a time. Never prolifically. Imagine my surprise on Saturday, when I was kinda bummed out that I wasn't in San Carlos, that I walked out and the lillies were blooming with abandon. I counted them at the time and there were 37 blooms. I didn't think anything of the number. I just didn't get it.
I walk by that garden several times a day and it is the first thing I see when I come through the gate. The butterfly lillies were Jen's favorite and she had them in her garden in Houston. The little boy sculpture I had given to her and she kept it in her house rather then in her garden - she loved it so much and it was her "little Christopher". I brought it to Mexico five years ago to add to her garden.
So tonight, I "got it" - the symbolism. I walked out at dusk and for heaven's sake, there were MORE lillies. I counted them - 42! She got sick at 37 and died at 42. Wow, a sweet little message from my precious daughter. "Thanks Jen - I know you're near."