Wednesday, April 01, 2009

A Message from "The other side"

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."
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5 comments:

Calypso said...

Very cool - just as possible as not I say.

Islagringo said...

Gave me goosebumps, it did! Remind me to tell you someday how my deceased father saved me from being run over by a bus.

Anonymous said...

Islaringo...do tell

Babs said...

Ahh, it was such a surprising thing. Wayne when we get together I'll tell you my "uremic poisioning" story if you tell me about your Father!

Kay Cox said...

And that is just SO Jennifer. Of course, her spirit is there with you. I'm just so glad you are enjoying it.