Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Day #578 Totem Birds

Every once in a while, something happens that is so out-of-the-ordinary that I simply have to share it.  I hope you haven’t gotten tired about my (two so far) surgery stories, because I have one more for you:

Around about the time I was beginning to circle the wagons, not able to go anywhere or do anything, Kathi Moon (a friend of mine in the Raleigh area who is a minister and conducts the most incredible weddings ceremonies) told me, There are going to be so many angels around you, you'll probably be able to smell the fathers!"

We laughed, and I didn’t think much more about it.

On the morning of the surgery, David Hamilton showed up at the hospital at 6 a.m. to be with me and give me Reiki throughout the surgery. He brought with him a little chicken-fabric doll he’d made himself. It was infused with Reiki energy. Sticking out from the top of its crazy little head was a row of (fake) feathers. Ha. Ha. Isn’t that a funny coincidence? Smell-the-feathers jokes. He said it was called a Dammit Doll -- you can read the story here. Just scroll down to the second item in David online store.

Although the hospital wouldn’t allow David in the operating room, they did let me have the chicken in there. The chicken was on my tummy when I woke up i the recovery room and David was there, too. His sweet energy helped calm me from the effects of the anesthesia. 

When they took me to my room, they asked David to leave for a few minutes. He walked out to the end of the hallway, where a big window overlooked the rooftop of another hospital wing. As he stood there, two vultures descended and spread their wings. He took this picture through the thick plate glass of the window:

Now, the funny thing about vultures is that they are unique in the bird kingdom. Their digestive systems are capable of destroying the plague virus, and any other yucky stuff that might go through. You’re welcome to disagree, but I’m pretty sure those two came to say that I would be safe -- that no disease would get through into me.

They also pee on their feet, which helps kill germs as well, but I’m not gonna go there.

BEEattitude for Day #578:
       Blessed are those who see how pollen and nectar lead to honey, for they shall appreciate us bees.

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AggiePete said...

What a great little doll, and I am a firm believer that there are no coincidences; things do happen for a reason and the vultures were definitely there for you. That is too cool. And like the little Energizer Bunny, you just keep going & going I'm sure. Blessings on you, my friend.

Fran Stewart said...

This little E Bunny says "Thank You"