Ethan’s Hawk and Angel
|Dear Karen,I have an ongoing story to share, and I hope those that read it understand the depths of the meaning. In 2004, my 20 year old daughter was murdered. Her son was 4 months old. I adopted him – I was all that he had. For the first 8 months after her death, all of us in the house could feel Stephanie (my daughter) from time to time. Especially on Ethan’s birthday and on special occasions. My older daughter and I experienced feeling her touch us several times. In June of 2005, I moved to Arizona with Ethan. Feeling the need to “get away from the stress of the city” – we purchased a home on a mountain in a rural area. We had been there a short time, when a particular RedHawk began to visit. It would sit just off the deck in a dead tree, show up in the Pasture when we were walking there, fly over our heads in circles if we were hiking. In honor of Stephanie’s birthday, we planted a red maple tree – within minutes the Hawk was sitting in the tree. On every holiday, if family visited, Ethan’s birthday, the Hawk would appear. Sometimes sit nearby for several minutes – once it even allowed me to walk up under the tree within 3 feet and speak to her. Everyone in the family knew the hawk and would ask about it frequently when calling.In August 2010, we moved again back to Indiana. The day we pulled out with the moving truck – the hawk dived over the truck and seemed to wave goodbye as she flew in and out of our view until she disappeared into the cloudless blue sky.
We spotted a redhawk fleetingly a couple of times near Ethan’s school (once back in Indiana) – but it did not seem as persistent. One day recently, Ethan was trying out for football – something he has waited a long time to do and worked many hours in preparation. He was just beginning the first station of tryouts when a loud shreek pierced the air. At first, I was so focused on Ethan that I heard but did not look – then I looked up to see a large red hawk sitting on the lightpole directly above Ethan. It called out repeatedly and began to fly in circles over the football field. Tryouts lasted 3+ hours – the Hawk stayed the whole time moving in relationship to Ethan as he passed each station of tryout. We went back to the field a few days later to practice – within 10 minutes the Hawk returned – and sat at a vantage point above the area Ethan played. Several parents remarked that they had never seen a redhawk before in this part of the country. Native American legend views the Hawk as a messanger from the spirit world – I believe that our Hawk is not coincidence – I believe she is there to see her son.
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Thank you for sharing your stories with us. Ethan and you are truly blessed to know the truth about Stephanie – to know she is still with you. I look forward to more posts about Ethan and his Angels.
Blessings to you and Ethan,