In my case, I think it's a dragonfly.
I don't see many dragonflies around our house - EVER. Plenty of bees and wasps, but don't recall a dragonfly.
The past few weekends, when the weather has permitted, my husband and I have had a fire out back and enjoyed the quiet. Each time, 3 to be exact, there has been a dragonfly circling the fire. The first time it happened, my husband remarked "That's your mother - she always loved sitting by the fire". Yep, she sure did. I kind of laughed it off but secretly was wondering if it could have really been Mom. So, naturally, the 2nd and 3rd time it came around, on different days, I was almost convinced.
This past weekend I was standing in my driveway and something winged brushed past me; my initial reaction was to jump because I was sure it was a bee or worse. Turns out, it was a dragonfly... And probably the same one that I found perched upon my antenna when I was getting ready to drive to the grocery store.
It's been on my mind & I just had to know the significance because I was sure there had to be one.
Today I remembered to see what I could find on the correlation between the deceased and dragonflies:
Dragonflies have traditionally been one of a select few creatures that have been known to carry a deceased person’s energy (soul) to their loved ones. Contact from one of these simple, yet splendid creatures brings peace to a grieving soul. A light touch reminds us that our loved ones are never that far away, even after death. They also teach us about the brevity of life, as most butterflies live a few hours to a few days. The same is true of the Dragonfly which lives up to a few short months. They also remind us of the beauty within that brevity. For beyond what we cannot see
lies beauty as well.
lies beauty as well.
Holy "hair standing up on my arms"!
I think that is beautiful and a little comforting too! But, more than that, I hope it's true.
I talked to a co-worker about this today & was so relieved that she didn't look at me like I was losing my mind. She, too, believes that our loved ones can send messages or visit in another form sometimes.