When a ladybug appears, it always brings a message of joy. Everything in the universe is connected by an invisible loving thread. This became more apparent when a bright red ladybug flew into my mail box this week. Closely looking at the postcard from Germany, I spotted the heart-shaped dots on its back. The colorful ladybug's reflection brought to mind an unusual blessing that had recently happened out of the blue.
Elliot and I had been sitting on a bench by the St. Augustine Inlet at Our Lady of La Leche Mission. A 208' monumental cross marks America's first Christian mission settlement, dating back to the 1500's.
Enjoying the peaceful view, I happened to notice a little black spot on Elliot's arm. Unsure as to what it was, he gently picked it up and turned it right side up.
A closer look revealed a touch of sadness, as we stared at a lifeless little ladybug.
Not wanting to give up on our little love messenger, I softly spoke life affirming words to it as I placed my thumb beside it on Elliot's hand.
To our delight, those lifeless little legs began to move! It crawled onto my thumb and stayed there!
A warm feeling of gratitude and contentment washed over me as I watched it resting on my thumb. I saw there were only two bright red spots on its dark shiny wings. Ladybugs are reminiscent of my earthly mother, Mary, now in heaven, and our beloved Mother Mary, Queen of the Angels.
Watching over my ladybug visitor, I suddenly got the message.
A red spot of love on each black wing represented both mothers who had lovingly been by my side during a season of visual darkness, giving me faith and courage.
After a wonderfully long five minute communion of hearts, our dear angel messenger gracefully spread her wings and launched off of my thumb. It was time to go. What joy to watch her fly free in the sunshine, merrily on the way to spread more love and cheer.
How comforting to know that Love heals all things. Whatever comes, comes to pass, not to stay. Divine Love is always with us in the midst of trials and tests. Choosing love over fear, brings peace and healing, and makes room for God to shine through in the details. God is Love.
Enjoy your day with the Angels.
Love and joyful blessings,