Do you have something that you take as a sign from God or the angels or the saints? Some people, after praying to St. Therese or to the Virgin Mary, look for a rose that their prayer has been answered, or at least heard. For whatever reason, for me, it has always been a deer.
This morning when I walked Jack I wasn’t exactly praying. More like grumbling my way through our walk. The hairy beast woke me up at 6am and then again at 6:30 wanting his morning stroll. So, when we finally made it out at about seven, I was feeling very put upon.
Lately it seems everyone and everything wants a part of me, and wants or needs more than I sometimes have to give. The gardens need tending, the curtains need sewing, bread needs to be baked, groceries need to be bought. My current work contract is soon ending so I am on the job hunt once again. That means many phone calls and interviews, even at times I find mighty inconvenient (like this evening??). Jack wants what he wants when he wants it, not later, but now. Even if it is 6am and I’m still trying to sleep.
All that, and more, was going through my head as we walked our neighborhood. Instead of enjoying the sunshine and relatively cool temperatures, I was a bitchin’ and a moanin’, even if it was just to myself.
As we headed toward home we came around a curve in the road and saw the most beautiful doe wandering in the shadows of the neighbor’s front yard. We stopped and watched her and she looked at us curiously then wandered off. It was beautiful and peaceful.
Here’s your sign!