Just hours before Tracy passed on Mom’s birthday, I woke up early from our sleepover, started the coffee and went out on Mom’s and Dad’s porch to post an update. I was not on social media for days and I was barely answering text or phone calls. I was in a state of disbelief that is hard to explain. I knew that I needed to give my wonderful friends and family an update. Everyone was so supportive and grief stricken as well. I also needed to ask for prayers for Tracy’s peaceful passing and strength for all of Tracy’s loved ones. It’s tough stuff, to say the least.
After I posted an update on Facebook and CarePages, I noticed a flutter to the left of the porch. I realized it was a hummingbird. It then came within three to four feet of me, stopped and looked at me and then flew off. I knew it was God communicating with me - reminding me “Everything is going to be okay, Jack”. I found peace in seeing that bird on that tough morning.
Tracy passed at 1:35 p.m., surrounded by her loved ones. It was surreal. Decisions needed to be made while many people were still coming and going to pay their respects. I just wanted to step outside for a little bit to collect my thoughts, so I went to the backyard and sat on the wall and then went back to the porch. When I sat on the glider, I suddenly saw a flutter to the left of the porch again, and yes, that hummingbird repeated his/her performance from earlier that morning. I just cried, I knew it was God, and now Tracy, telling me, “Jack, everything is going to be okay.”
You see, I made a deal with God and Tracy… she could go to heaven, but only if she let me know that she was always with me. They both knew that a hummingbird was a quick way to get my attention that day, and that it did. I knew it was a sign that she arrived safely with God and, of course, that everything is going to be okay.
A couple mornings ago, I saw a hummingbird at my feeder, and it just spoke to me to share this incredible story again. I hope you know that “Everything is going to be okay, my friend."
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