In this I will explain to you incidents that my family has experienced over the last year concerning cardinals. If it is too long to read for some of you, I apologize. But nevertheless, I would like to share these stories with you.
Several months ago, my father shared something very interesting about what was happening every morning when he would get up for work. I had work before him, so I never was there to experience it. He said that every morning after I would leave and when he was snoozing, a cardinal would fly into the window of his room and then fly back to the fence. He said when he got up to look what it was, it would sit there looking at him. When he would my dad would lie back down, the cardinal would fly back into the window. It would do this until my father got up and got ready for work. He told me this story and that the last time it occurred was on the anniversary of my grandfather’s death. He died of cancer in the spring of 2014.
Time went on and later I found myself experiencing an interesting moment at work. Before I signed up for the Navy, I worked for a sports ticket company with my uncle. One morning while sitting in the warehouse alone and waiting for my coworker to get back and help, I leaned back in my chair and turned to my left and saw a cardinal sitting on a beam near one of the doors. It stayed there for most of the morning, flying around and coming back to sit I thought it was interesting, but I did not think of much of it.
Just a few minutes ago, my father reminded me of his experience. After visiting my grandmother, who is back home after living with my cousins(she was ill), he called me and said something shocking. According to my grandmother, ever since she got back home, there was a cardinal flying into her window and flying about. She said the bird would do this very often, like it had with my father. Of course now, my family is spooked and some even believe it is my grandfather.
Whether it is just coincidence or if it is truly something more than we can ever know, this is personally moving for me. I remain skeptical, but me being a believer in God and the afterlife, it also leads me to believe there is something more. Just thought I would share this story, as it was interesting and personal for me. Thanks.