Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Ladybug Story

My father passed away when I was twenty-one. We were close, or as close as you can get to an extreme workaholic with a really screwed up upbringing.

Several years after he passed on I had a dream about him. He was sitting on a park bench and I sat beside him. He told me that everything was going to be OK. I forget now why I needed to be told that everything was going to be OK, but I remember waking up and knowing that he was right.

The next morning there was a steel penny on my front table. (Pennies are generally made of copper, but during one of the World Wars they needed the copper for wartime production and made pennies out of steel.) I have no idea where this steel penny came from. I knew it was a sign from my father. He was a coin collector.

This weekend I had a conversation with my dad. I don't do this often, but I asked him if he had any sort of influence over things like conception could he please make sure that this cycle worked. (I talked to Tony's dad too, who I never met and who also has passed away).

This morning I woke up and went downstairs. On my kitchen counter next to my prometrium bottle there was a ladybug, a sign of good luck.

I hope my dad sent it. I hope it's his way of telling me that it will be OK.

I guess in a way it will be OK, no matter what.

24 comments:

Rachel said...

What a beautiful story.

Life Happens said...

What a heart warming story. I hope that lady bug does bring you the luck you need.

areyoukiddingme said...

I hope that your dad and FIL are working some magic for you right now. I'd say an out-of-season ladybug is a good sign that they're trying.

SassyIfLady said...

Your dad was right. It will all be okay. I talk to my Dad too. He died when I was 12 and I was Daddy's little girl. He keeps me sane, most of the time. :-) Take care and good luck. Love ladybugs!

IVF 40+ said...

that was a lovely post. I agree - I think all will be well, one way or another.

Michelle said...

What a lovely story. Thank you for sharing it.

callmemama said...

Love this post...

and hoping your dad can pull some strings...

Kate said...

Hang in there - the 2ww will soon be over, and hopefully you'll get some great news at the end of it!

musicmakermomma said...

I hope they are able to pull some strings for you, hang in there, doing distracting things for another week!

The Patterson's said...

What great memories! I hope the ladybug is a sign of good things, too!

Jendeis said...

This is lovely!

babydreaming said...

Lovely, lovely story. Your posts always hit me right *there*. Come on, little lady bug. Bring some luck.

Betty Rubble said...

I think it is a sign :)

Bean stalk ballads said...

Megan thank you for righting this story... it gave me joy to read it. I hope this joy is replicated for you in the next little while.

snhg1129 said...

This brought a little tear to my eye... I am praying so hard for you! I believe in signs big time so I am pretty sure that you will be okay...

finch said...

That's such a beautiful story.

ASP said...

I read this in school this morning and had to pull myself together because I was about to turn into a cryin' mess! Such a touching story. I hope that ladybug brings you the best luck you've ever had!

Pundelina said...

I was making toast and thought of you, so I came to see if there was any news. What a sweet story that is, I hope the ladybug is right.

ryanandjoesmom said...

It will be OK either way, but I hope the ladybug sent from your Dad means it will go the way you want it to. You continue to be in my thoughts!

Kate said...

What a special post. I think your Dad is smiling on you.

Eggs said...

What a beautiful post...

Thinking of you.

Carrie said...

Great post!!! Love it!

birdsandsquirrels said...

Thank you for sharing that story. My dad passed away years ago and I love it when I have dreams where I talk to him and wake up feeling his presence. I love the idea of your lucky ladybug, and I am hoping for the best for this cycle.

IF Optimist, then... said...

Oh I loved this story. I'm so glad your Dad is watching over you.

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