Remembering My Sweet Buddy Boy!

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.


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Author: juliedarling

Dear sweet Buddy Darling crossed the Rainbow Bridge 6 months post diagnosis of OSA. We had an amazing 10 years together and that will have to be enough until we meet again!

6 thoughts on “Remembering My Sweet Buddy Boy!”

  1. It is so hard when you lose them. I am glad Buddy is letting you know he is ok. Thinking of you

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  2. Okay, I was holding it together as I read your post…u til I saw Buddys Badge on his Chariot!! Yep, I’m mush!

    Oh Julie, to see Buddy celebrated through his Chariot just warms my heart. Buddy could not have picked a better way to carry on his @ovi g legacy. And everytime anyone sees this Chariot, they will ask about the story behind the Badge. Buddy’s inspirational story will be told over and over, as well as the devotion of his human to him.

    And to top it off with the visit from the Cardinal…Buddy’s Cardinal…WOW! Buddy gives you THE most powerful and “Buddy specific” messages I’ve ever seen! 🙂 And I love how he makes sure you always have a friend with you for validation! One friend was with you when you saw his Rainbow, and now this friend. And then your Mom pops in to give you a sign she’s still around watching over you!

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us tonight. We all fell in love with Buddy and are delighted everytime we get to revisit him through you.

    Lots and lots of love!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie

  3. And Buddy’s legacy lives on through you and your generous spirit. No doubt that he used that cardinal to tell you “I’m still with you Mom and I approve”. Much love to you Julie and Spirit Buddy too!
    Linda & Spirit Mighty Max

  4. Wow… I got chills when I saw this! That was most definitely a sign from Buddy! I am sure that he and Shelby are fast friends (considering how closely they look alike) and playing over the bridge while looking out and over for us. Hugs and love as the days come … the pain will ease and happy memories will arise! Buddy’s legacy and spirit will live forever!

    Alison with Spirit Shelby in her heart (and little jasper too)

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