Monday, October 29, 2012

Ladybug Lessons

Our children are much like ladybugs. Ladybugs are found in all climates and come to us in all seasons of our lives. Their life cycle is apprx 4 weeks, which ties the ladybug to the energies of renewal and regeneration. The shorter life cycle teaches us how to release worries and enjoy our lives to the fullest in each moment. 

We do not love the ladybug any less because of the shorter life cycle, but we cherish the "let go and let God" peace about them. A ladybug, with it's bold and distinguishing features, brings joy to us, as much as it has a protecting nature, and eats parasites in our gardens. It is amazing that our children, as well as ladybugs, are harmless, delicate, and fearless...regardless of their size. 

Ladybugs are messengers of promise as they reconnect us with joy of living and loving life as it is meant to be. When a ladybug appears, it is telling us to get out of our own way, and allow the wonderful Spirit to enter our lives. Thank you for opening your wings and flying to us, lil ones...and for helping us see what a "short life cycle" can hold.

This was written by another Trisomy mama, my friend Kelly Essem Whister.  Her daughter, Kayli, is loving life trisomy-style at 3 1/2 years old! 

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