As I was helping to set up the wedding facilities on Friday a magical moment took my breath away. I was walking down the hill towards the pond and gigantic oak tree under which Dave and Donia would be wed. The sky was crystal blue in between storms that came before and after the wedding. There was no wind, but suddenly, a swirling wind picked up bright yellow leaves from the ground and the trees to my left. The leaves danced above my head in a silent mini-tornado. I felt no wind on the ground and the earth was wet, so there was no dust. Only bright yellow leaves silently twirling and swirling up in a column to the crystal blue sky. As I bent back to watch this incredible sight, I could see two hawks, perfectly centered, gliding and whirling high above the flickering column of yellow leaves.
I don't necessarily believe in "good omens," or "bad omens," but I know how I felt when this happened. Awestruck. I could feel the presence of God. A harmony with the universe that He created. A peace in knowing that He is there and communicating through His creation. I felt loved because He thought enough of me to put me in that exact spot in place and time to experience that magical moment. There was also a tinge of envy, overwhelmed by inspiration at the sight of the two hawks doing and being exactly what God made them to do and be.
So, this is my blessing on Donia and Dave:
That they may be awestruck by the presence of God and be at harmony with the universe that He created. That they may experience peace, knowing that He is there and communicating with them. That they may love each other enough to arrange magical moments for each other and appreciate them when their Creator sends them their way. That they may be inspired to do exactly what God made them to do and be exactly who God made them to be.
My Blessing on you Dave and Donia! Dad