It’s never easy to say goodbye to someone you love, especially when you are not ready to let go. It’s been 2 weeks since my dad gained his angels wings and not a day goes by that I don’t think about him. It is getting easier to talk about his passing with family, friends and colleagues ,which allows me to share my feelings for the day. I received a mass card from my parish after my dad died and they were remembering my father today at mass. It was a much needed hour for myself to be a little closer to God and my dad. They said his name and sang On Eagle’s Wings, which was played at his funeral mass. I song that I love. After mass I thanked Fr. Greg for his mass offering and during our conversation we talked about death and how it’s never easy to lose someone.
Since it was so nice out when I came home, I decided to go for a walk. As I was walking, I called a friend (always multi-tasking) and we were talking about the Sox home opener (hoping it will be nice out) and I said, “maybe my dad can put in a good word to God to send us nice weather.” As I said that, a cardinal flew right in front of me. That put the biggest smile on my face. I knew my dad was with me on my walk, even though he wasn’t actually walking next to me. He will ALWAYS be in my heart and the memories of a great man will be shared with all those around me. Thanks dad for the giving me the signs today that you were with me as I continue to heal and go through the grieving process.