In my newsletter this past Friday I shared the story of Frankie recently visiting me as a hummingbird. It resonated with many people, so I thought it fitting to share here today on what would have been her 13th birthday for those of you who may not subscribe to my newsletter. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as many others did.
I’m a very open person believing in many things. I like living my life this way as it makes it exciting, fresh and full of wonder. So it was quite magical when Frankie appeared to me as a hummingbird last weekend. I was sitting on my Adirondack chair late afternoon listening to Pandora radio on my computer. One of my favorite songs came on that always makes me think of Frankie. It is called Landslide by Fleetwood Mac. It is a song I knew would make me cry after Frankie was gone one day. There is a line in the song where Stevie Nicks sings, “Well I’ve been afraid of changing because I built my life around you.” One of my biggest fears was I would not be able to go on after Frankie died because I had built my life around her. She was my passion and sharing her special messages with others truly made my heart sing.
As I was listening to the song, a hummingbird was drinking from the feeder I have on the front of my writing cottage. As the words played about being afraid of changing cause I built my life around you, my eyes filled with tears. Somewhat out of sadness, but also out of realizing I am going on without Frankie. Just then the hummingbird swooshed over to me and was right in front of my face, fluttering its tiny wings. She stayed there for about 45 seconds, and flitted from side to side as if she was dancing. I was in complete awe because in all the years I’ve had a feeder a hummingbird never came that close to me. I whispered, “Frankie is that you?” She flitted again side to side and then flew away. My heart filled with a warmth of love that is hard to describe. I smiled. I knew it was Frankie. I felt her presence very strongly in my heart.
Monday morning I was reading comments from a guest post I did called, “Evolving Spiritually through the Love of Animals” on Kathy Pooler’s memoir blog. The reaction to my story of Frankie and also my Lab from years ago, Cassie, sparked many wonderful stories from other readers. As I kept reading the comments, all of a sudden I saw something out the corner of my eye while sitting at my computer in my writing cottage. I slowly turned my head to the right and there was the hummingbird again, looking in the window, fluttering her little wings. I felt again it just had to be Frankie reminding me that her legacy continues…. always will… and as if she was saying, “Have no fear, I will always be here.”
I would have been afraid to tell any story similar to this years ago for fear that people would think me “woo-woo.” But now I know it does not matter if others think that because I know in my heart what I felt. And how incredibly blessed I feel to have had that magical moment. It is moments like this that I wish for everyone.
Have you had similar things happen where a loved one or beloved pet came back in another form to reassure you all was well? Please post in the comment section below- I’d love to hear!