Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Cardinal Story

I receive many sweet e-mails through my Little Red Bird Chirps FB Page that make my day and bring a smile to my heart.... I love it when someone sends a little red bird experience during a time in need.
Here is a most recent story from an LRB friend on 9/26/12:

Kenneth James R.
I finally read the profile and checked out the link.  It was so touching . I just came back from Fla. because my father in law has cancer and is doing bad. Every morning I would hear a bird knocking on the glass window but I never got up to see it. I finally got up and looked and to my surprise it was a female cardinal.(and I love those birds.)  It was sad leaving him because he said to my wife this will be the last time we will see him.  I read your profile after we came home last week and told my wife. Maybe God uses these beautiful birds as messages of peace?

I share a link to this blog in the profile of Little Red Bird for anyone wanting to know more about how our little red bird became so important.  We connect and we share, to heal and to confirm - we are not alone!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

To Heaven and Back

My mother in law brought this book over, "To Heaven and Back" by Mary C. Neal, MD, on Sunday to show to me, she thought it was something I would enjoy and connect to.  She had no idea and I had no idea, just how much this book was meant for me to read.  I made a mental note to buy it in my next "book buying run".   I figured it would be something similar to what I've read in Don Piper's "90 Minutes in Heaven".
By accident (NOT!), she left it behind...... soooooo, I took that as a sign and decided to take it with me on my commute to work and read it.  "To Heaven and Back" spoke to me! I DID connect to it, the same way I connected to Mary Soliel's book, "I Can See Clearly Now: How Synchronicity Illuminates our Lives".  It's as if it was put in my path to help clarify the questions in my heart at these particular times in my life. 

Kinda funny how both of these books are written by a MARY!  
LOL ~ Mary is everywhere in my life!

A particular paragraph in this book I feel compelled to share here is in the chapter called,  "Conversing with an Angel", page 98:

We are each given the opportunity and privilege to come to earth for different reasons.  Somtimes we come in order that we may personally develop kindness, patience, joy, peace, goodness, fathfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  Sometimes we come to help someone else develop the fruits of the spirit.  We all come to earth to become more Christ-like, as noted in Romans 8.

This is a beautiful chapter. 

Another paragraph that spoke to me, regarding angels as messengers from above, was on page 134:

Truly, God's messengers are everywhere and come to us in the forms that we can and will accept.  That may mean a great grey owl or another sort of creature, to one person, and a human being to another.

..... when describing one of my conversations with an angel in a sundrenched field in heaven, there are angels all around us and we each have "personal" angels who watch over us all day, every day.  They help us, nudge us, and guide us in all sorts of little ways that we usually don't notice.  Sometimes they push us forward and sometimes they pull us backward.  Always, they want very much for us to follow the path that has been laid out for us by God.

I love acknowledge and am grateful for all my signs and messengers!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Little Red Bird Chirps

In a time of heartache and despair, when life just didn't seem fair, a little red cardinal flew to my side and for a moment, made the ache disappear.
That was just the beginning...... today the little red bird chirp chirp chirps everywhere.

~LRB Chirps

Monday, September 17, 2012

Kids with Spirit

I just LOVE the spirit these kids have!  Always in the game......
 In honor of 9/11 ~ Kelsey and Brett wore their official 9/11 Memorial shirts!

Here is a picture of them during "theme" week at school.
They had to choose a decade ~ can you guess what decade this is?  Love it......

I can feel Mary's enthusiasm and pride all the way from heaven!

Brett is doing pretty good his first year in high school.  He's got big sis Kelsey staying close.  Brett has found that he really enjoys his theater arts class.  He says he likes acting.  ha-ha, just like his Aunt Jeni!  Kelsey was nominated "MOST SPIRITED" in the school. h-ha, just like her mommy! 

Friday, September 14, 2012

A Story Can Heal

"When you stand and share your story in an empowering way, your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else." —  Iyanla Vanzant

"Open your heart and you will be amazed at the transformations taking place all around you." —  the Rev. Ed Bacon

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Birds of Love

The days before any "special" day associated with my dad, I always seem to notice unusual occurrences that would be considered signs.  Signs that my dad is near.  Something inside me just knows it.  I don't look for these signs and I don't expect them.  They just happen....

On Sunday, 9-9-12 the day before the 19th anniversary of the day my dad became an angel, I felt a presence around me.  It was a beautiful day, just after noon,  I was walking my dog Honey on the trail around my home.  It was quiet with no'one around.  Just me, my Honey dog and my thoughts.  The birds were tucked away wherever they go after their morning song.  All of a sudden out of no where, I heard the familiar chirp chirp chirp flying behind me, getting closer with each chrip.  Before I had a chance to turn around, I saw it, it flew right over my head into the tree right beside me - my precious cardinal!
I felt a wave of love....
Immediately after my lil red friend landed next to me, I saw a beautiful Robin flying straight at me from the other direction, almost eye level.  One lone Robin!  I couldn't believe my eyes.  He landed in the tree on the other side of me.  It was rare to see a Robin this time of year, they are all gone for the season.
 I was surrounded by love....  I felt it! 
Then, as I look down the path, I see 3 birds hovering over a small puddle of water.  I thought maybe they were morning doves as I see them around often.  As I got closer I saw they were pigeons. Very special pigeons with white circles on each of their wings.  I see alot of pigeons in NYC, but never ever ever on my walking trail here on Long Island. Never!  There was something special here.... I felt it.  Well, Honey scared them off of course but I was in a state of peaceful bliss from these unexpected visits.
I thought to myself, "this is going to be a wonderful day!"  
As Honey & I continue our walk for a few minutes longer we decided to turn around and return home.  As we got closer, I could see those same three pigeons on the grass under the tree right outside of my patio.  They waiting for me!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Loving Dad Forever

In LOVING Memory of the greatest dad! 19 years ago today he became my angel! How lucky I was to have had him for my dad ~ I am who I am today because of him! (well my mom had some help in the loving department)..... xoxo

I posted this on FB and received so much love.... I have to share it here.  I'm so grateful for all the wonderful people in my life sharing their love and memories:

Mary's friend Melissa M:
 I remember this day. :) I found a picture of all
Of us when you came
To brown wood ! I think you were 16! :)

cousin Jessica C:
 He looks so much like grandpa combs! He was such a nice guy; just like grandpa in that way too!

cousin Brian C:
 He was really a great person to be around... I'm thankful for having been able to spend some time with him that year.

Sister in-law Susie B:
 That's a great picture! What a lovely tribute to him!

my friend Danielle G:
 And he had an angel for a daughter ... Xo

friend Jonathan D:
Stylin' with the Pat Magees shirt!

my SSS Jen D:
♥ Thinking of you SSS!

friend Mary S:
♥ ♥ ♥ your way...

cousin Rachel G:
Awww sending ♥ your way!

sweet friend Sally P:
 prayers and thoughts are with you and a Big HUG too

Kelsey Signs

Text from niece Kelsey:

My dad called me 23 mins ago. I ended his call at 23 seconds and I flipped to page 123 when I first opened it!!!!!!!!ahhhhhhhh! GOD and my angels are definitely with me.  I even saw (23) it on my math teachers shirt :)!   7/23 is Matthews B-day and Jojo and Pappy's wedding anniversary. One the answers to my homework problem was 23.  its crazzzzzy aunt Jeni!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Random Feathers

Something is going on and I don't know what it is.... 

I keep seeing these little white feathers in my path....this one was in the hall at my work!!

This is not the first - they've been showing up in my path all week!!

Yeah then today I got a random email newsletter from Penney Pierce promoting her book "Intuitive way"