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Taking Flight

on September 19th, 2017 by Rebeccca

When we drove here to the nursing home one week ago, a bald eagle landed in the tree just ahead of us. I was wondering about the symbolism of that, so I googled it:

“When an eagle appears, you are on notice to be courageous and stretch your limits. Do not accept the status quo, but rather reach higher and become more than you believe you are capable of. Look at things from a new, higher perspective. Be patient with the present; know that the future holds possibilities that you may not yet be able to see. You are about to take flight.”

Galen is about to take flight. All the signs of dying are there. Thankful to have family here with me. Precious time together,

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14 Responses to “Taking Flight”

  1. Anita
    September 19th, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Now is the time to lean on the srength of family and friends.Galen will be heading the “others” call and hopefully he will transition from this life to New life without a struggle.Peace.

  2. Heather
    September 19th, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Wish we could be with you too

  3. Shauna
    September 19th, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    I am so glad that you have family with you – to support & hug you, to relieve you when you need a break, to sit with Galen in companionship.
    I wish I had something wise to say, something to speed Galen through the pain & struggle, something to ease what you’re going through.
    I wish you peace.

  4. Marianne
    September 19th, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Thinking of you as this transition draws near. I am glad you are surrounded by family.

  5. Irene Lautner
    September 19th, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    It’s so good that you have family with you at this time.I hope Galen gets his calling very soon to free him of all his pain and give him rest For you Rebecca I am sending courage & strength to help you through this painful ordeal. Love to you both.

  6. John & Pat
    September 19th, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    We agree the eagle was probably very significant. We were very glad to get smiles from him yesterday. On eagle’s wings Galen …… Loving you, John @ Pat

  7. Evelyn Cox
    September 19th, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Thinking of all of you as you go through this time of transition. So glad for you that you are with family to help you through these days. Praying that the pain and suffering days are limited for Galen. Sure do love you guys.

  8. Tracy
    September 19th, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Love and hugs to you both. So appreciative that you’ve shared part of your journey. Peace…

  9. Audrey
    September 19th, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    During these precious moments together may you find yourself surrounded by the love of friends and family. Praying that Galen will find peace knowing that he is dearly loved and cherished.

  10. Linda and Davyd
    September 19th, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Wishing you both peace

  11. Miranda Jones
    September 20th, 2017 at 5:43 am

    I didn’t know that about the eagle, well I sort of did but not about the need to prepare to be strong. Rebecca, your strength and seemingly relaxed calm have always impressed me. I do believe in spirit animals and birds and that their presence in our lives can bring us great comfort. Also reassurance that our loved ones are always with us either physically or in spirit. May Galen soar like an eagle when his time comes and may you both be free of suffering. You are two amazing people!

  12. Luana
    September 20th, 2017 at 6:03 am

    Peace and love to you both.

  13. Glen & Sandra
    September 20th, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Trying to process this I recalled from over thirty years ago an Elder, Joe Turner. Joe taught me about Eagles and other things and once when I must have asked too many questions about something I experienced he said, “Glen, why do you always have to explain everything. Just let these things become part of who you are.” So, Galen has taken wing. I can’t explain him or his passing, but he is part of who we are. Rebecca, you too are a wonderful mystery and part of who we are. You have our hearts and hands and can call on us any time. Looking forward to Thanksgiving.

  14. M. Craig Campbell
    September 20th, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Last night I rang the anvil for Galen. Without discussing it, Daryl Richardson was doing the same thing at the same time.

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