As a newly single mother, I often times have bad days. Sometimes these days leave me feeling depressed, hopeless, and questioning myself on whether I’m making the right choices. Two active little boys is often times like raising chaos. They are like whirling, twirling little tornadoes that are always on the go, and bickering with each other over the smallest of things, from son up til son down!
My oldest son is quiet, very intelligent, and lately has the sarcasm to match, which really makes me laugh a lot. He is kind, and most days can be found with his nose in a book. My youngest however, takes after me. He’s very artistic, nurturing and very kind. But on the flip side he can be very stubborn, and he really likes testing limits.
For years he always has given his older brother a hard time. He likes to test limits, and particularly everyone’s patience. This is not a sporadic thing, this happens EVERY SINGLE DAY! His brother always gives in to him, and it breaks my heart. I’m hoping this is just a stage he is going through, but it happens so frequently that it’s frustrating for everyone.
A couple weeks ago, I woke up so distraught and feeling hopeless. I was so frustrated because the previous night, my son was having one of these moments, and was harassing his older brother. I went to bed crying and woke up crying and frustrated as the arguing between themselves continued. I needed a little peace, so I went outside sobbing to sit on my little side porch. As I sat on the stoop, I wept for a few minutes when something in my peripheral caught my attention. As I turned and looked, sitting right beside me was a Mourning Dove. It was just sitting patiently as I sobbed! I sat there for a few minutes until peace and a feeling of serenity washed over me! It was like she was there for comfort, when I needed a friend!
I had my phone with me so I snapped a photo, and yet she still stayed. A few minutes later the boys came out to talk to me, and behind them the door slammed. Yet she was still there! She stayed with me for approximately a half hour in which she even let me go inside to get my good camera for a better photo! Here is the photos that I captured!
After I was calm, she finally flew up in the tree for a few minutes watching me, until she finally flew away. I know that she was there for a purpose and the message from her was instantly clear. No matter what you are going through, “this too shall pass!”
I’m planning on framing this photo and having it in my home as a reminder during difficult times. She would be considered an example of a “Messenger Spirit Animal.” Messenger Spirit Animals are the animals that come in your life to give you a message, and once you learned their lesson or message, they then leave. I plan to go over the different types of Spirit Animals in a later post.
Have you ever had an experience with an animal that taught you a lesson?
Just in the past two days, I’ve had two different animals give me the same very important message, and I can’t wait to share them with you in tomorrow’s post!
In the meantime! Get out and explore nature, listen to the sounds, closely watch their habits and behavior! Besides being peaceful, you’ll really learn a lot! And always remember THIS TOO SHALL PASS!
Peace, Love, and Positive Energy,