Several years ago, I wrote about a time when I encountered a mama sea turtle laying eggs on Fort Lauderdale Beach. It was unusual for me to be at the beach late at night, but a stubborn headache and an impulse that fresh salt air might help clear my head led me to take a moonlit beach walk. It worked!
Mother’s Day was coming up, and I had been thinking a lot about my mom that day. One of the things on her “bucket list” was seeing a nest of sea turtles hatching. The best I could do was take her to see the DisneyNature film Oceans where a camera crew captured the event. Although I didn’t see any hatchlings that night, seeing that mama sea turtle working so hard to prepare a nest for her offspring felt like a loving, nurturing message from my mother. There were more synchronicities that day. If you’re curious, you can read the full story by clicking this link.
Well, she did it again. This week marked the 12th anniversary of my mother’s passing. On the actual anniversary of her death, I had an unusually stressful morning. I won’t go into details about that morning now, but I will say it was one of those times when my mother’s presence would have been extremely comforting.
As I was preparing lunch, something caught my eye outside my window. Did I see dirt flying around the spot where my favorite tree once stood? When I looked closer, I realized there was a turtle digging a hole with her powerful front flippers. At first, I could only see her head and neck poking above the brown earth. Eventually, she emerged and began moving her rear end from side to side. I assumed she was depositing eggs. Once she finished, she began swishing dirt back into the hole until she was satisfied her eggs were covered. Her mission complete, she slowly made her way to the edge of the pond where she dove triumphantly back into the water. I shot a one-minute video if you care to watch Part 1 and Part 2 on YouTube.
Over the past two and a half years, I’ve seen many turtles swimming in the pond outside my window. I’ve observed them swimming under the fountain where the dancing water droplets return to the water’s surface. I wonder if it feels good on their head and flippers. But never have I seen one of these turtles on land, and I’ve certainly never seen one laying eggs! The fact that this event happened on the anniversary of my mom’s passing truly felt like a message from above. I think it was her way of showing me that she is still present and watching over me, especially on days when I miss her the most. You may consider it a mere coincidence, but I prefer to see events like this as winks from the Universe reminding me that love is always present if I look for it.
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Until next time, keep your eyes open for miracle messengers in Mother Nature. It sure is a fun way to experience life!
Miracles are natural. When they do not occur something has gone wrong.
A Course in Miracles ~ T-1.I.6:1-2