It's Thanksgiving morning 2011 and the Holiday celebrations for me have occurred twice earlier this week, so, I'm full and satisfied and so thankful that God is working with me daily.
Skipper B, Babe, my mother passed away in May of this year. And oddly, I do miss her Earthly existence, but I know, I feel and I since her prescience greater now, than before.
I know many of Christians balk at this idea, but for me, it is not demonic, but is most comforting as I sense her leading me in the way she was suppose to lead me on Earth, but probably, that way was not understood until her Heavenly mind became suited. And, taking on God's mind totally occurs at death.
In a short time frame after Skipper B's death, like twenty-four hours, not sure, but close to this time, I either turned on the radio or heard it over head some where like in a store a song by Simon and Garfunkel dated 1960's or early 70's, 'Someone Told Me It's All Happening At The Zoo.'
And, then, heard it a third time. And, it was verified by two witnesses whom I had reported hearing this song twice in this short time and found this strange as I had not heard it in years. When I got into my car to drive home from the funeral services and such it was playing once again! They stood there and heard as well! They believed me and thought it strange, but they unlike me, don't look for signs or hidden messages.
So, there it was again playing for the third time in less than twenty-fours hours right after Skipper B had passed into Heaven.
I looked, sought the fragments in my mind and heart and tried so hard to figure out the relevance of this song to my Skipper would have been, but only came up with, maybe this or that, and so, no really definable good reason as this song wasn't one she listened to, nor I but on occasion long ago.
I have always loved animals as she did, so somehow believing she was telling me something about them, but, I just wasn't sure dropped the quest for understanding because it simply wasn't clear and nothing else came through for solving this puzzle.
Almost six months passed since Skipper B's death, and driving home from surgery, four hours from home, alone, yesterday, the day before Thanksgiving, the radio was playing, as usual. And then, once again, Simon and Garfunkel sing their old tune, over the radio 'Someone Told Me It's All Happening At The Zoo. I Do Believe It I Do Believe It's True, Ou Ou Ou Ouuu, Oh Oh Oh Oh...O O O O....'
Oh My God! Here it is again...Why Why Why? What did it mean?
This time some clarity came to mind. I remembered how my mother always wanted to visit Africa and The Serengeti but never had the chance.
I felt a sudden joy! A leap of understanding occurred! Skipper Babes Heaven was filled with many of her favorite things in life. Her Heaven was filled with all the animals at the zoo, but they were no longer in cages, they are free. Free like she is and her joy was over flowing with love of the things she loved the most on Earth. Her great joy were the animals of the entire world. Now they were at her home, her dwelling place, her Heaven God designed and made just for her.