Donna's Angel

by mistirose

Strange as is this story sounds it is true!

My mom passed away at the age of 51 after fighting a 15 year battle with lung cancer.

When mom passed I was devastated and so were my daughters. My then 11 year-old daughter loved to draw pictures, especially for her Nanu, so naturally she wanted to draw a special picture and send it to heaven so her gram would remember her.

Well she drew a pic of a beautiful gray dove and put it in the casket with mom to send to heaven. Mom passed 4 days after her birthday.

The following year on July 27th (mom's birthday) I'm standing at a gas station and this pigeon (or so I thought ) walks over to me and just stays there. I thought he was injured I gently scooped him up and took him to a vet. There I was told he was a mourning dove and I should release him back I nursed him back to health.

Well to make a long story short after nursing him I had fallen in love with him and that's when my daughter said mom that's Nanu - remember the pic!

We all burst into tears and well we kept him and have had ever since!

Its been 9 years and his song is mom saying "hi."

Thank you for letting me share my story!

Mistirose, you can share a story like that anytime! Beautiful.

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Sep 01, 2010
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by: Carol Falconer

This is a beautiful story....and reminds me of what happened when my husband passed away. He was in a Hospice house (also cancer) and we had been called during the night, saying that he had taken a turn for the worse and had only hours to live. So we went to his bedside and when dawn came a little finch came and sat outside his window. He stayed there until my husband took his last breaths and then flew if carrying his soul to heaven. My husband and I were both avid bird watchers so it just seemed right!!

Carol, you must love it when a finch comes and visits your yard.

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