Thursday, 30 July 2009

I want to tell you a little story about the Robin Redbreast. A short while after my father passed away I started to get visits from the Robin. It became so frequent that we joked it must be grandad but then the visits became more and more unusual we would see him every where (and I mean everywhere) we went. The children would ring me with regular reports of seeing him .I decided that it was a message from my dad letting us know that he wasnt far away and it brought us all some comfort. It makes me sad and happy at the same time when I see him. My mother passed away recently and since then we have hardly seen him but the first week after she had gone I had two Robins in the apple tree.I smiled and knew that they were together and strangely I havent really seen them since.


  1. Hi Karen. Thanks for dropping in to my blog and leaving a comment. I love this robin story. I am one of those weird people who believe that those 'in spirit' contact us in just such ways. I'm so sorry to read you've lost both your parents - it must be difficult. Hopefully, your knowing that they are together (like the robins) will bring some comfort. I'm sure they are 'with you' a great deal.

    Take care. :-) x

  2. Oh this is so precious. I am so glad that you can get some comfort from this bird. Sweet story. You are in my prayers.

  3. Hi Karen!

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. {hugs}. I lost both of my parents as a teenager, and after mum died a single rose bloomed in the garden which I believed was from her. I always gave her a single rose for Mothers Day, and put one in her coffin. Since then, when I have needed guidance I will often notice just one single isolated rose in the strangest of places! Not surprisingly, my daughter is named Rose... for this very special reason. x

    I've popped on over as you left a message on my blog! And can you believe? I am from Milton Keynes!!! I lived in a little village called Hanslope (also, in Great Linford prior to that). I moved out to Melbourne five years ago... but still miss my home town! The grass is always greener eh? I think there is beauty to be found everywhere, and as you and I have discovered, special messages can be found also when we are open to receiving them!

    Nice to meet you sweetheart!
    Love and hugs!
    Vikki xoxoxoxo

  4. Karen great post i am sorry for the loss of your parents but I agree the robins are there way of sending you comfort.

  5. What a sweet post. I'm so sorry for your loss.

  6. Hi Karen

    I am sorry for your loss.

    I loveyour work. Tell me how I can get your blankie pattern... I would like to make one for a friend of mine. And those other little stitcheries, just great.

  7. You made me laugh and cry at the same time with your little Robin tale. It reminds me of my dad, it has been 20 years next month since he passed, and I still miss him.
    Have fun in the land of blog, Peg sent me over to say hi.

  8. Hi Karen,
    I love that robin story. I lost my father 27 years ago while expecting my first child. I knew I was going to have a boy when I heard him call me Sam. It was just a dream, but he was the only one who still called me Sam, and I did have a boy. Needless the say his middle name was Dads. I still misss him, but I definitely still feel his presence at times.
    I'm sorry for your loss, but its lovely to think they are together again and they will always be in your heart.
    Love & Hugs
    Sharon (Stitches on Mars)

  9. What a sweet story! I enjoyed my visit too your blog! Have a wonderful day! :0)

  10. What a lovely story! Thank you for your comment on my blog, I am quite a newbie, find it quite addictive too!

  11. Sorry to hear about your loss , but I think it's lovely that they are together again ..

  12. What a lovely story. My father was a professional fisherman and after he passed away my niece was swimming and had a lone encounter with a seal and she was sure it was papa.