Cardinal of Comfort - Dina Lea Klotz
In the summer of 2014, my husband, youngest son, and I visited Niagara Falls. (We had a great time!!) On one of our explorations walking down a path to the bottom of the glorious Falls. I noticed a gentleman standing with his hand open facing toward a tree at a distance of about 30 feet. As any photographer would do, I got into my "photo-taking-stance" and waited. The gentleman smiled and explained his story. He and his fiance were planning to marry in 2013. They made a decision to move to Niagara Falls and begin their lives together. A few months after they moved, prior to the wedding, his fiance became ill and passed away. During this gentleman's grief, someone mentioned to him that if a Cardinal appeared in someone's presence who lost a loved one, that Cardinal was the representation of their loved one. So, on one of his days at Niagara Falls, he noticed this Cardinal and began to place bird feed in his hand to entice the Cardinal. And it worked. Now, it is a routine visit between this gentleman and this Cardinal. He went on to say that he felt comfort with visits from his “Comfort” Cardinal. – August 20, 2014