Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Enchanted Hoophouse

Do things happen randomly? My gut says no.
Since my dad's green house went up on my property, I've been getting gifts weekly of wildlife sightings. First it was Tiger Swallowtail butterflies, then purple dragonflies, a nest outside the back door of baby birds, and a visit from a curious woodpecker. Today, however, was the best.

Few people know that when I was a child I was fascinated by the praying mantis. My dad knew this and today while I was watering the plants I saw a praying mantis on the memorial stone I made for him. Originally, I tried to put this garden stone at my dad's grave, but there were rules against leaving objects there. So, I put the stone in the corner of the green house. Can you imagine how surprised and happy I was to see a praying mantis on that stone?

I haven't seen a praying mantis in years. It's easy to rationalize these signs away, but I have faith.

"Faith is the subtle chain which binds us to the infinite" - Elizabeth Oakes Smith

3 comments:

rhymeswithplague said...

Someone has called things like this "God-winks" -- God letting us know that He is there and knows just what we need.

Milk Man said...

Beautiful post.

Putz said...

rhymes with bob said it5 perfectly and love your miolkman

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