So thankful to the Mia Foundation Supporter Janet Lynne Jones for honoring my Sweet Buddy Boy in such a meaningful way. Thank you Sally for helping me to connect with Janet. I feel Buddy’s presence in my life every day!
“It is said that a cardinal is a representative of a loved one who has passed. When you see one, it means they are visiting you. They usually show up when you most need them or miss them. They also make an appearance during times of celebration as well as despair to let you know they will always be with you. Look for them, they’ll appear.”
I never knew this until someone told me a bout 2 months ago (and the cardinal appeared at a new retirement community that I was touring with my dad. The director said it was a visitor from heaven. It was then that I knew my mom approved – she said they never see cardinals). Fast forward to about a week ago on a long run. I was sad and wondering if I’d made the right decisions for Buddy. I was crying during my run and I said to Buddy – “if you could just give me a sign, it would help – I’ll be patient.” Literally 30 seconds later I noticed a cardinal sitting on a log. As I approached it flew right across my running path – at that moment I knew that Buddy was communicating with me. My friend, who was on the same trail but walking so we were not together. She had seen a cardinal (in the same spot i mentioned – but before I arrived back) and walked up to it. She was surprised that it didn’t fly away. She said to it “Hey there Buddy, how are you doing?” Yes. She said that and it happened. Maybe I’m crazy but that was my boy sending me a sign.
Thank you again to all my Tripawd friends. You all have helped me heal. I will never NOT miss Buddy of course but my tears are less sad these days and a little more happy.
Julie and Sweet Angel Buddy Boy