I'm really missing Mary right now. But I know she's close and I'll tell you why. While on my trip, I spotted a cardinal several times, but I wasn't able to get a good picture.
This morning I woke up in a funk. I mean- it's the first Monday of summer and half the family is sick, Drew's got a cast- what are we to do? Pete's still staying home from work because he feels so bad. Everything just started irritating me, so I went outside at 7:00 AM to pull weeds because nobody cleaned our house and yard while we were away like I had dreamed. Anyway, I sat and pulled, thinking about Mary's sister, Jeni's upcoming wedding. I really want to go, but at the same time, I feel guilty about spending the money on plane tickets to fly to New York. Pete thinks I should go, and I want to go, but- isn't that selfish of me to take that money away from my family? This is what I was thinking when I heard a beautiful, all too familiar tune start to comfort me. I was yanking those weeds and wondering what to do and my little red cardinal appeared, right above me and sang to me VERY loudly. I got up and looked, said a prayer (like I always do) and revelled in the moment. I really think I need to go. And can you believe while I was typing this, I got a call for a new tutoring student? Yes, the money will be there, and something magical will happen- I just know it!