Monday, October 13, 2014

An Exceptional Sky

My heart leaped for joy when I saw the sky yesterday. My first look in the morning was on the way to church. With a round moon still visible, great billows repeatedly criss-crossed the sky. Not only then, but all throughout the day as I whittled away at the yard work I admired this beautiful sky, painted with expressions of love.

To most, they look like the vapor trails left behind by soaring planes when the conditions are right in the atmosphere. But I have come to know them as quiet reassurances, or hugs and kisses from Ted.

Over these last seventeen months, I have found encouragement believing that if there were a way for Ted to communicate from Heaven to Earth, this would be fitting knowing how much he loved watching planes fly over. Does he now have special powers to paint the sky? This I don't know. But God knows the desire of my heart is to hear from Ted and I know God can arrange anything!

So many days I have rejoiced in seeing a crisp stripe cutting the sky in half, just when I needed to see one. Most days the vapor fades away instantly, so I feel blessed to see them at the most well-timed moments. But yesterday, the abundant, billowy trails lingered for a long time. It was the most exceptional and longest lasting display I have seen.

And why not? Yesterday was the 12-year anniversary of our first date. And Ted would NEVER miss any sort of anniversary! Love you, too, honey!!!

Thank you, God, for being so personal. We are still a cord of three and I am thrilled with your still small voice. Thank you for the quiet reassurances of your love and his.


  1. How special, and sweet, Marilyn, Trails of Love from above! There is love in the air : )
    I so enjoy reading your uplifting words from the heart. It is so inspiring when we are "reminded" by God, that He knows each of us so very intimately -- by the most special "gifts" He gives us ---- and by the sweetest ways He chooses to encourage, strengthen, and reassure us. He knows just what we need.... and is our most generous Father. Thank you God.... for your Trails of Love.
    And Thank you, Marilyn, for sharing. LvYa

  2. I found this to be oh so beautiful, I also loved the term, Trails of Love from above. I believe God does speak to us through the things we have communicated with our loved ones down here. My Mom always said she will come and see me in the form of a White Dove. I saw the White Dove the next summer. I had to smile and told her I loved her. This summer when I was working in my garden I heard Sally Kelly say the Tulips I planted came up just fine. I had to laugh as we had planted them together and we joked as to who's was going to come up better. Thinking of you Marilyn J