It happened again! This time it was during a physical therapy session. I am always amazed
when and where people show up to share signs about Angel Bumps, their signs from Heaven.
My Physical Therapist, Lydia, was applying patches to my knees when she asked what I did
for a living. I told her, “I’m a writer. I just released Heartstrings from Heaven, a book about
signs.” Her eyes lit up. (I love when their eyes light up!) She told me I wouldn’t believe her story.
Hah! She doesn’t know me yet.
Lydia was an only child and very close to her mom, also named Lydia. She was devastated
when her mom passed. One day she decided to buy a memorial statue in her mom’s honor.
She’d place it in the garden, surrounded by beautiful flowers. She’d buy plants to attract
butterflies. Her mom would love that.
She drove to Lowes alone in search of the perfect garden statue. There were so many
to choose from. Silently, she talked to her mom, wishing she was with her that day. As she
looked over the selection, a yellow and orange Monarch butterfly flitted close to her, circled,
and then perched on an angel statue.
She thought she was being silly when she wondered if something special was happening.
What if her Mom was with her? A sudden calm came over her and she was filled with
excitement that she might not be alone. Could her mom be visiting her? She lifted the
statue into her cart. How sweet that her angel chose an angel statue for herself!
She pushed the cart towards the outdoor garden center in search of milkweed
plants to attract butterflies. To her surprise, the Monarch followed her. It landed on a
healthy milkweed bush.
She thought, “This is crazy! First, this butterfly shows up as I’m thinking about my
mom. Then it lands on the most beautiful angel statue and now it’s choosing the
plant!” Things got even crazier! When she gingerly loaded the statue and the plant,
the butterfly flew inside the car and sat in the front seat. She laughed because she
had driven there alone, and now she had a butterfly to accompany her. The Monarch
stayed there the entire ride home. Lydia felt like she was driving with her mom just
like they had when she was alive. Once they arrived home, the butterfly took flight.
Lydia was in tears and smiling. She rushed to call her children to tell them
she’d spent the afternoon with her mom. The tears and smiles multiplied.
And she thought I’d never believe her story!
I’m hoping Lowes will start a campaign to advertise “Angels Gather Here.”
Lydia’s mom is designing a banner in Heaven right now.