Our son, Ron, and I went to a funeral for a friend recently
and the story was told of our friend preparing to attend the
funeral of a friend of hers and she saw a ladybug on her shoulder as she was going into the house. She brushed it
off outside. When she arrived at the airport in another
city later that day, another friend met her. To her
astonishment, her friend, unaware of it, had a ladybug on her
shoulder. The day after the funeral, our son, Ron, walked
in his front door and his wife said "Ron, there is a
ladybug on your shoulder."
When my sister, Betty, and I were in Tennessee in 1997, we
found out that our Mother was critically ill. We were just
coming down on a ski-lift ride after hearing the news and I was
remarking about how I did not know if I could deal with another
loss, since I had just lost six very special people in my life
within the past year. At that moment, a ladybug landed on
Betty's hand - up in mid air coming down a mountain!
We went to Shreveport and we lost Mother the next day.
We were in our hotel room and got the news early in the
morning. Our son, Ron, in the next hotel room, came into
our room about an hour after we got the news and was pale and
shaken, holding something in his hand. It was a ladybug
that was on the INSIDE of the window sill of his hotel room! The day
after I got home, a ladybug landed on my windshield as I was
driving to work. I have only seen a ladybug perhaps two or
three times since then.
My question is: how often do you see ladybugs? The
story goes that when a loved one is lost, a ladybug appears to
tell you that everything is all right.
When we left Shreveport, our brother, Bo, said he did not know
how the plane got off the ground, carrying the heavy hearts that
were on board. There must have been a ladybug under each
wing of the plane.
I have put the title on each of the family books that I am
|"Pioneers, Memories and Ladybugs"
My reason for this title is that the generations that I am
writing about were true pioneers, the likes of which we shall
never see again, the memories I got first hand from so many of
them and the ladybug part you have just learned about.
Having wanted to put together our family history for our entire
family to enjoy and have as a keepsake, has been a long time
coming on my list of things to do. We hope our friends
will enjoy this site too.