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April 19, 2010 | Parent – Teacher, Not Preacher
I checked out of my hotel room at noon. I wanted to hit the road and make my way towards Charlottesville, but Jake wanted to spend the day with me, so I met him in downtown Roanoke. We spent the day exploring different parts of the city and took a few minutes to seal the window on my camper shell, which had developed a small leak.
After working on my truck, Jake and I headed downtown for a bite to eat. I decided to bring my Voyager cards into the restaurant to figure out my next destination. While we were playing with the cards, our waiter inquired as to the type of cards we had, and Jake offered up my services to do a reading for her. She said she had the time and since I had no objections, she sat down for a 5-minute reading.
The reading revealed that she had a lot of sorrow in her life about a situation at home. She was deeply in love with a man who had left temporarily, and her family and friends were trying to convince her to leave him for good. Our reading was able to help clear some of that up for her. At one point I thought she was going to start crying, but she held it together. I could tell that the information that came through changed her in a very positive way. She was receiving no support from her friends or family and the knowledge that came through asked her to stick to her guns and remain steadfast in her love for this man. I was so happy to help her. It made me feel truly blessed.
After Jake and I finished our meal, we headed out to the country for a short hike in the woods. We came upon this gorgeous stream that had hundreds, if not thousands of tiny tadpoles swimming around the bottom of the stream.
Tadpole/Frog brings the following message, which was magnified a thousand times:
- Reminder of common bonds with all life
- Singer of songs that celebrate the most ancient watery beginnings
- Understanding emotions
- Rebirth – Copyright www.animalspirits.com
Once I discovered the wisdom offered by tadpoles, I instantly thought of our waiter in the restaurant. I honestly felt as though our reading brought about some cleansing and rebirth for her.
I dropped Jake off at his house. As he was getting out of my truck, I asked him to think of a song that I should use for this particular page. I said good-bye and then headed towards the interstate. I drove up Interstate 81 towards Lexington, Virginia and continued north until I reached Interstate 64. At that point, I headed east on I-64, until I reached Charlottesville, Virginia.
I pulled over to get some gas and to find a campground and discovered the following message from Jake in my email Inbox:
Just wanted to thank you for a great two days. Nothing happens by chance or coincidence and the gifts you brought into my life will last an eternity. I don’t wanna get too emotional or mushy, but just wanted you to know I don’t take what you said to me for granted and it was exactly what I needed to hear.
Looking for the song to send you for the past 2 days, I think it’s perfect. Hope you think so too.
Be safe on your journey. Stay in touch. Let me know where you are and that you’re ok and know you’re always welcome here.
Thanks again! – Jake
Jake’s message once again reminded why this journey was so important to me. It was all about sharing and being of service to others. I was so happy that we had the opportunity to make such a great connection. His second email included the title of the song he wanted to use on this page.
That evening I made my way to another KOA Campground out in the middle of the country. I paid for a primitive campsite and settled in for a nice, quiet evening by myself. I worked on my journal for a couple of hours and planned my drive for the following day.
I went to bed around 11:30.