I found this feather on the ground on the way in to work this morning. I'm not sure what made me stop and pick it up. It was pretty big, 10 to 12 inches long, which is too big to come from most birds I see around. I think something in the back of my mind said finding a feather is supposed to mean something.
So, I picked it up and looked it up. I found several answers, but the one I like best said supposedly it is an angel's sign to you, they are communicating with you. It can also be a sign or communication from someone you loved who has died. It is usually associated with them saying "I'm ok" or "I'm here" if it's a loved one, and " I'm here to help you" if it's an angel.
I suppose it could have been from Michael Jackson or Ted Kennedy, but in my mind it could have only been from my mother. My mother and my father both died when I was 18, my mother a few weeks after my 18th birthday and my father a few months later. In all the years since then, when I find a penny on the ground I think of my mother. I don't know why that started, but it has always been a comfort to think of her in that "I'm here" way. I'm glad to find something else that brings that sense of connection to my mind.
Since I've never had a mother as an adult I have not had that relationship to look to in knowing how to be a good mother to my adult children, but I have still looked to my mother for guidance.
My children have been adults for a long time, but I still sometimes wonder how to be the best mother,and now also grandmother, that I can be. That has been on my mind lately, so I'm choosing to think of finding the feather as a sign from my mother that "it's okay" and "I'm here to help". And if I'm just being fanciful, I'm sure my children will give me a little more tangible guidance.