is a graphic artist who spent many hours helping
me with the BirthAngel. After our first casting
I gave Tom one of the BirthAngels. It was only
a sterling medallion, not even a pin or a pendant.
Later that day he came home to find a small
bird flying around inside of his home. He was
able to capture it and held it carefully in
his cupped hands. Stepping outside, he was afraid
to open his hands and look, fearing the little
bird would be hurt or worse. Carefully uncupping
his hands, the bird stood up but did not fly
away. Instead it looked at Tom and started singing.
Tom was not sure what to do. After a moment
the bird took flight. It circled around several
times and landed on the eve of his roof. Again
it looked at Tom and began singing. Tom stood
there staring at this little bird. Finally it
took flight and flew away.
Tom's wife came home, he couldn't wait to tell
her what had happened, she too had something
to tell him.
If you guessed
that she found out that day that she was pregnant,
you are correct. Now I am not saying that BirthAngel
had anything to do with it. I am not saying
that the little bird may have been the BirthAngel.
What I will say is that this is a TRUE story,
and it makes me smile every time I tell it.