Friday, February 18, 2011

Hope in Ladybugs



Do you have a small or big miracle that has brought you hope lately? Link up with Franchesca and share with others on her blog hop of hope entitled Small Miracles.


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The past two + years have been difficult, wonderous, horrifying, blissful, peaceful terrifying, but also full of tremendous HOPE.

We miss our Nicholas every day. He is engrained in our family. A part of our every day dynamics and there are many times he makes his presence known to us.

There was one particular day... his very first Angel Day where hope seemed to prevail and our baby boy was persistent in showing us his love. We were attending a special duathalon that was organized by some amazingly supportive friends in honour of Nicholas. On that day ( a cold, Canadian day in November) a ladybug perched on my hand and didn't leave for the entire race (4-5 hours). This ladybug traveled up and down my arm, lighted on my finger, my water bottle... didn't fly away once. I was convinced that it was a sign. A beautiful sign. A tangible reminder that our babies are always near. They are always watching and loving us from afar.

Since then, ladybugs have become Nicholas' thing, of course. Many of my inspiring, hope filled stories involve ladybugs in one way or another. In fact, just today (an oddly mild day in February) a ladybug landed on my middle son, Kyle's mitten... just for a moment. It's Kyle's birthday.... Nicholas wanted to wish his brother a happy birthday. Love it.

8 comments:

New Year Mum said...

How gorgeous... sounds like that little ladybug truly was a sign to you and so lovely for Kyle today on his birthday xoxo

Franchesca said...

Just wow. It is no wonder the ladybug is so dear to you!!! What a beautiful reminder of your son, and his closeness to you. XXXX

Anonymous said...

Oh wow... Ladybugs are something I hold so close to my heart as well after losing my little girl... Bless you for sharing. Love, Heide. xx

butterflymom said...

I love this post....what an amazing story, Lea. Thank you for sharing. :) Hope there are more ladybugs in your life always to remind you of the love that Nicholas has for you and the love you have for him.

Jennifer Ross said...

I love this story Lea! I just love love love how our children show themselves to us!

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

That is sooo neat!


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Tabatha said...

As I read your post, I got chills! Ladybugs are something that we hold close to us as well. So many friends call and email us daily of sightings of these lil bugs.. I actually wrote a blog about not too long after my baby girl passed.. There really are signs everywhere. And they always seem to pop up when we need them the most.

http://savannaswings.blogspot.com/2010/12/ladybug.html

Sarita Boyette said...

Lea, I see so many ladybug things that remind me of sweet Nicholas. The spring catalogues I have been receiving are full of ladybug items, so I have been remembering him a lot lately.

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