Friday, May 28, 2010

Animal Wednesday On Friday - a visitation....maybe

I should be posting this on Animal Wednesday but it's too unique to keep to myself.

A bit of History before the story.

My grandma always said that she wanted to "come back as a bird". And our entire family is convinced that she did just that on July 2, 1989 - when a bird showed up at her old house (we were all there) and did some typical grandma things. I think I've posted about it before - let me know if you want the whole story. My Dad was very close with his mother in law - once she got used to the fact that he was divorced, and not jewish - she and he became very close.


Mom's surgery went well, she is just fine and is recovering nicely. She did have to spend the night at the hospital, so I spent last night at her house alone. Yesterday I had a yen to visit the cemetery where dad is buried but I missed the entrance, and couldn't turn around - yadda, yadda, yadda. By this morning I really felt the need to go to the cemetery, it was getting to obsession point - so got there at around 8:00 am. Please note that this is only the second time I have visited his grave site. I don't feel the need to go there, I don't feel Dad's presence in that cemetery. I wondered why I felt such a need to visit it this weekend!!

A hawk was sitting on a fence at the entrance to the cemetery. I walked towards him - he didn't move, but finally flew a few feet away from me in the direction that I had to go to visit Dad's grave. This happened two more times, until finally we were right next to Dad's grave (no headstone yet) and the hawk perched on the fence next to the grave and just looked at me. I finally said "hi Pops, mom's fine, she's great, I'm taking care of her"..and after a few more moments of looking at me the bird spread his enormous wings and flew away.

I am not making up this story. Not one bit.

It was either Grandma in a rather fierce form...or grandma convinced Dad to try a bird form. I have no idea.

I do know that I like the whole idea. Despite the fact that I am scared of birds, I was not at all scared of this hawk and it obviously was not scared of me.

So...whadda ya think? Was it a visitation..or a tame hawk???


Lynn said...

Mim(ie) was what ever makes you feel best!
I sit here with sweet tears in my eyes reading your story. Just touches me. Especially the part about her getting over the part where he wasn't Jewish! LOL Love it. thanks so much for sharing. I love all your family stories and you can tell them and re-tell them I won't be bored...ever.
Holding healing thoughts in my mind and heart for your dear Mother.

Baino said...

You know, I don't think it matters. The week after my mum died, we had blue and red parrots for the first time in the garden, never before and never since so I like to think there was some significance in their visit. I'm glad you're mum's recovering well. Enjoy your long weekend, even though it wasn't quite the one you'd planned!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Hawks are not tame. They are fearless creatures. I think your Dad was there, or your Grandmother trying to give you comfort. You are a good daughter.

Barbara/myth maker said...

I believe in these things, and enjoyed your telling immensely.

sukipoet said...

wonderful story. glad your mom is well after the surgery. hawk, a protector or spirit animal maybe for you?

Marion said...

You weren't frightened, even though the Hawk is a fierce-some Bird. Did you recognize the energy...the feeling of the Bird? Was it like your grandmother's or your Dad's? Did your relations have any particular feelings towards Hawks? Do you?

My dead relatives visit frequently in Bird form...I believe it is easier to do so because of the higher vibratory energy of the Bird.

Check out what Hawk's message to you was on the many web sites that do that...just google Hawk as Totem.

Very interesting post, Mim!!!

Robin said...

I'm a believer in "visitations".... and Hawks DO NOT linger like that.... what a wonderful adventure you had. I love magical, mystical moments like that.

So happy your Mum is doing well!


♥ Robin ♥

studio lolo said...

Mim, I had missed this post somehow. Weird, cuz check out what I made and posted today!

I totally believe it was a visit. I like marion asking who's energy you felt most. I have a deck of Animal Medicine cards packed away somewhere, but you can go to their site and read about Hawk's medicine, or do what marion suggested. It will get you there.

I love stories like this. It confirms I'm not nuts ;P

Glad mom came through okay. I think she has lots of "birds" hovering to make sure of it.


kj said...

these days i am surrounded by wonderful people who see and believe.

i don't view things like this as coincidence anymore, mim. i don't think you do either.

i love marion's suggestion, too.

actually, nothing is coincidence. anymore. including our strong friendship. for which i am very grateful.


Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Interesting experience...I have not had those feelings before, somehow my feelings are more of the touching things of Mike's or my grandparents etc,that feel like they still have the 'essence' of them on them.

Katiejane said...

Coulda been! I'm not a believer in reincarnation, but this sounds rather spooky. Wonder if?
Glad to hear your mom is doing better.

PAK ART said...

I'm not a believer in reincarnation either, but I do believe that God can orchestrate whatever in nature he wants to and could have sent the hawk as a special gift for you. You are loved I believe!