Even though Ruby has been gone more than two years after being diagnosed with advanced kidney disease, I still miss my little girl so much, it actually feels like a physical ache sometimes. I’m grateful I have eight years of Ruby’s Reflections on this site to comfort me and remind me of some of the cute things she did when the pain hits, and I love sharing the memories with you.
Today’s post is not so much about a memory, but rather, about something I believe Ruby is using as a sign to remind me of her presence.
I believe our loved ones, both feline and human, show us in many different ways that they are still with us, especially when they think we need a reminder. We just need to be open to the possibility to notice them.
Common signs include birds, especially cardinals, butterflies, feathers and rainbows. I find it lovely that all of these are associated with lightness, love and happiness.
Ruby has been using “angel time” as a way to remind me of her presence.
If you’re not familiar with the term, the concept goes back to numerology and the idea that numbers carry a certain energy and meaning with them. For the past few months, I’ve been frequently noticing my digital clocks when they read 1:11, 2:22, 3:33 – you get the idea.
I’ve been aware of these “special” times for most of my life, but I mostly considered them one of those quirky things that you notice but don’t really think about. But lately, I’ve had a strong sense that Ruby is using angel time as one of the ways she lets me know she’s popped in for a visit.
I make it a point to say “hi Ruby!” whenever I notice angel time. As a result, I’ve been noticing angel time more frequently than ever before. It’s like Ruby is smiling and going “finally, she gets it!”
Do you believe that our departed loved ones leave us signs of their presence? Have any of your departed cats left you signs?