Hello beautiful soul!
This Wednesday marked the 9 year anniversary of my mother, Joanie’s, passing.
For more than a year after Joanie passed, she would send a bright red male cardinal to my son’s bedroom window every day. I had no bird feeders in the yard at that time. I didn’t even have my lush garden. There was literally nothing to attract a curious cardinal to our window.
Yet, there he was. Everyday, scratching his claws on the window in an attempt to perch for a bit…peering in at us. My young children and I would hear the scratching sound from the kitchen and run to the bedroom to greet our red friend.
I wrote about this cardinal connection in my book Joining Joanie.
It’s been more than 7 years since a cardinal has come to my window.
Wednesday, I was in my son’s room setting up to do a work video. I heard the sound of something scratching on glass. I walked into the next room and there, flapping its wings and peering in at me was a bright red male cardinal.
On the exact day of Joanie’s passing.
I thought to grab my phone and take a photo but knew if I turned my back, I’d miss the magic.
So I froze and stared and laughed and cried.
This was miraculous and I was there to witness the miracle.
I later told my children about the cardinal and their faces lit up. They remembered their cardinal friend from 8 years earlier.
Stephanie Banks is a professional intuitive channel who uses her gifts to connect with all life, humans, plants, and animals.