Love Confirmed…

Yesterday…I asked an Elementary student to draw me a picture…this is what she drew…

Now…it would have been a cool picture on any day…but…yesterday…Bertha…had been…encouraging…demanding…that I love more…

So…here…was what…I had to call…a…sign…that…Bertha…as telling the truth…

When I looked at the picture…I noticed many things…first…it said…I Love You…seven times…and…as I recall…seven…represents…completion

Then…up the side…it said…today is the day…which I thought was amazing…and…then…there was…happy…six different times…and of course…the beautiful stick girl…

After I had proudly hung the picture on the wall…and…taken its picture…I decided to write her name on it…so I wouldn’t forget who made it for me…

Heaven

It was then…that I realized…the true blessing…that I had received…and…like the…Grinch…my heart grew…three sizes…

Jane

Heaven on Earth…

I saw him this morning…crossing the dry creek…in my backyard…I rushed for my phone…in order to capture him on film…I had seen him earlier in the weekend…but…didn’t get a picture…didn’t want to make that mistake again…

Bertha…laughed as I was hurrying…reminding me…that…he…was a turtle…he wasn’t going anywhere…fast…I had a bit of time…

Of course…she was right…he was only a few steps closer to the shrub beds when I returned…unfortunately…the pictures didn’t turn out well…and I haven’t been able to determine his exact identity…

But…not to be deterred…I did look up the symbolism of the turtle…just to see…if he had a message for me…and…I believe he did…

Seems as though…in myth…the shell of the turtle…represents…heaven…and the underbelly…represents…earth…which was interesting…but…I didn’t think a whole lot about it…

Until…

I got an email…that was talking about…experiencing…heaven on earth…essentially…living from your heart…living a life filled with love…

Hmmm…not a coincidence…I’m certain…

Rather…once again…Bertha…was reminding me…lead with my heart…and…the life I desire…will follow…

I went in search of…Tommy Tomato Turtle…to get a better picture…but…alas…he was not to be seen…perhaps…his work here is done…or…perhaps…he’ll hang around as a reminder…for me for years to come…I hope that’s the case…

Jane