I couldn't think of a better day to share this quick little story, then on Valentine's Day. I had been contemplating whether or not to share as this is mostly a doll review blog, but then I figured...it's just for fun anyway so why not!?
About 2 and a half years ago, a week after I had my daughter "Little Button", my father passed away unexpectedly from cardiac complications. It completely shocked and rattled my world, but I was so incredibly fortunate enough to have a brand new, precious, sweet little newborn to focus on and love that my family and I dealt with his passing extremely well and in time, came to easily feel joy again whenever we think and share stories of him.
One of his most striking characteristics was that he had a really amazing sense of humor. That is pretty much how everyone remembers him when they share their own personal memories of what their time with him was like.
Ever since then, I talk to him daily and feel his presence near me quite often. He was a really funny, witty guy and extremely caring. He was an amazing person and now that he has passed "to the other side" I almost feel like my relationship with him is even better. Happier and clearer and without worry.
Shortly after we moved here to the Farm, I went through a few weeks of uncertainty regarding an issue I was having in my personal life. On this particular day a few months ago, I was really missing him and asked for a sign from him that all was well, that he really was there watching out for me and that I was on the "right path,"etc.
Later that day, I got an urge to suddenly look at the ceiling in my office while I was working and there was a bright, heart-shaped sun "spot". I had never seen anything like this! Now I know it was just the way the sun happened to be shining through the curtains, but it was such a coincidence that I happened to catch it, at that moment because not long after, it had morphed into a different pattern.
Since this day, I have never looked up at the ceiling again to see this exact shape or anything even resembling heart!
When it happened, my mind immediately realized that this was a sign from my Dad and I had the most comforting feelings come over me. Sort of like a "we're all in this together" feeling. ;}
Throughout the next few days, I continued to see heart shaped objects during my walks outside, so I started to tote my camera around as I knew I eventually wanted to do a blog post about it.
I wanted to wish each and every one of you reading this today a very happy and loving Valentine's Day. Whether you spend it with a spouse, partner, child, parent, pet or yourself, just know that there is always somebody that loves you-always :) xo