Nature holds beauty and communications from God. When my days are rushed, stressful, and chaotic, I pray, withdraw as much as possible and cocoon myself within my own world of quiet observation of nature and it’s amazing beauty.
Whether it is a song from a bird, a butterfly, the beauty of the smell of the rain, or the presence of wildlife nature brings peace and contentment when we stop to breathe, and quiet the thoughts on our minds and take in the moment.
My life has been somewhat melancholy in the past weeks. Life events, loved ones health issues and longings and feelings of sadness for my loved ones in heaven.
Mothers day, and Fathers day always trigger much appreciation for having many awesome memories and experiences that my parents shared with me, but also there is some sadness as well, missing the fact that their earthly bodies are no longer with us.
When I think of them, am missing them, and find myself in these contemplative states of mind is when I find that nature seeks me out.
I found myself driving to work the other Saturday at a very early hour, barely past dawn. As I come to a stop sign by a lake and begin to drive away, a flock of 11 Canadian Geese step off of the sidewalk and begin crossing the street in a single file line. My heart was so happy to watch them and I wished I was able to photograph them, however I knew I would not be able to. So I simply enjoyed their presence.
Something told me to count them, when I did this I knew this was no simple coincidence for my grandson Wyatt was 11 when he joined Jesus in Heaven, and out of a huge group of geese that were both on the lake as well as already on the opposite side of the road……. It was only these 11 that decided to stop me in my tracks and demand I take the time to see them! 🙂
I then returned to work several more days glancing in at the geese as I pass and the very next Saturday I find myself very early for arrival at work and decide to stop at the lake and get out to enjoy the geese.
I chat with another person who was there photographing some of the nesting birds in the trees and I began to video the geese on the lake. It was very hard for me to see what I was videoing because of the glare of the early morning sun that was coming off of the water. I was able to obtain a short video before the message came on to tell me I had to recharge.
It was only after I downloaded the video that I was able to see the rays of sun that had divided the water with two lines forming a type of triangle between the top and bottom of the photographed area. Within the boundaries of the sun’s rays were floating a total of 11 geese! Two geese at the top of the area and nine geese below.
My granddaughter is always finding feathers from Heaven, as she rushes to pick it up she looks up to Heaven waving and saying “Thanks Wyatt! I Love You”.
The best way I know to end this post is by simply saying “Thanks Wyatt! I Love You”.
With Respect, Hope, Joy, and Love, Carmela