My mom called me to check in on me. After a while she said, “He came back to visit.” I knew right away that she was talking about “her bird”.
My dad passed away in January 2019. After about a week, this little bird would come to her huge picture window and would tap his beak three times on the window and fly to the 2nd story windows of their bedroom and back down to the family room picture window. My mom told us a few things that brought chills to us (my two sisters and I).
- The majority of the birds that flew close to the window, didn’t realize it and unfortunately died (that one wasn’t so surprising because we have witnessed this happen).
- The first 40 days when someone passes away their spirit visits their family and friends.
- The bird first showed up at 8:15 am (the time my parents would have their morning coffee together, then it would fly away and come back again at 5:30 pm (the same time they would have their Greek coffee together).
- It is January and there weren’t any other birds seen or heard in the neighborhood.
I told her well, the weather has been nice the last few days so maybe the birds are back. She said, “Well he came back today at 8:15 this morning. Tapped his beak three times and flew up to the second story and back down again. I asked him if he wanted coffee, and he tapped his beak three times again.”
I replied to her, “It’s dad, checking to make sure you are OK.” My mom has always been religious, and raised us in the church. Part of me believes “Birds come back to Chicago in the spring, Mom; but the other part of me says, “Thanks for sending mom a message of love and checking on her, Dad!”