Last Saturday, I woke up at 6:30 AM – got dressed, ate a donut, and headed out into the crisp mountain air with my roommate to deliver a “package” to two people who I adore.
Before I get into that – they say that life works in mysterious ways. Recently life has been knocking my soul around, showing me signs of divine guidance; This spiritual feeling of “angel guidance” was rekindled about two weeks ago, when a random idea spat out of my mouth to my roommate without even thinking:
“Can I go home with you this weekend?”
A question so simple, yet I have no idea where it had come from.
This past summer, my roommate Courtney and I started messaging each other through social media, realized we had enough in common and requested to room together.
As the first month of school unraveled, we also unraveled more and more similarities that sort of opened our eyes to how life works mysteriously – possibly guided by something spiritually.
Courtney is from a small town about 10 minutes from where my grandparents live, a place that a lot of people would respond – “I’ve never heard of it before”.
So, to us, the chances of her living so close to my grandparents was baffling. Every summer since we were little, we had been on the same exact fair grounds without even knowing it – I have even driven by her house numerous times.
So back to my question – those words slipped out of my mouth so fast and of course Courtney accepted without questioning it. As I sat and started to think, I got a feeling of utter happiness – I could completely surprise my grandparents this weekend.
Surprising my grandparents would be something I have never, ever done – since they live about four hours away from my hometown, it is hard to make time to see them (especially with my summer job I had this past year).
So, after our tennis practice on Friday night (yes, Courtney and I even play tennis together) we packed our bags and headed to her home. Some may say that going on a three-hour car ride, spending two nights sharing a bed, and meeting their family after only about a month of knowing them is odd – but honestly, it felt so natural.
As we braced the crisp Saturday morning to drop me off at my grandparents, I would have never expected the emotional and spiritual reaction I was about to face.
As I rang their door bell, hazelnut coffee grounds in hand for my mom mom (her favorite), I began to feel that overwhelming wholeness run through my body.
My pop pop opened the door, looked at me with open arms, and said “Is it really you?”, that overwhelming feeling hit me like a truck.
The feeling of love was so incredibly awesome as “happy” tears strolled down his face and he continued to embrace me in a bear hug (I have never seen my pop pop cry before).
The rest of the day was an absolute blast filled with a big breakfast, antique shopping, and going out to dinner including Courtney.
My love for my grandparents grew more than I thought was humanly possible.
And to think, this whole day of love and spiritual healing began with the random question that came out of my mouth – as if someone else was controlling my thoughts and actions.
Another spiritual and amazing symbolism I endured that week was when Courtney and I arrived home after a long tennis match away (before I visited my grandparents).
Outside of our dorm room, something big caught Courtney’s eye and that “something” was absolutely gorgeous.
Right in front of me was the biggest dragonfly I have ever seen in my entire life. I was in complete shock and in that moment, I knew something BIG was about to change in my life. The dragonfly appearance also reaffirmed that I needed to go home with Courtney to see my grandparents.
Now, as I sit here and write this blog post, I believe that the “big change” has something to do with how I view family matters and my spirituality. I have already started digging deeper within myself and only expect more to come.