There is a shy cardinal who lives in our yard. I think he’s my Grandfather-or maybe a messenger from my Grandfather who passed away 16 years ago.
I’ve always believed that birds deliver messages or signs from somewhere else, from others. This shy cardinal can be seen on the branches of the trees that line the perimeter of our yard. Since we have placed a bird feeder on our kitchen window, I’ve observed the cardinal make an appearance, always flying off without taking any birdseed.
When my Uncle passed away at the end of December, I took comfort that my uncle and grandfather might be reunited.
On January 12th, I left school right after dismissal. I was meeting my family at the my uncle’s favorite spot at the beach. It was his birthday.
As I walked to my car, a spot of red caught my eye in a tree across the parking lot. A closer look and I saw two cardinals, perched in the small tree together. I reached for my phone in my pocket, hoping to catch a picture to show my mom.
But, in the blink of an eye, the cardinals were gone, nowhere to be seen.
I’ve never seen a cardinal while at school and now, every day when I leave, I look for them again.