August 9, 2010
I will never forget the story that I am fixing to tell. It was Monday afternoon. Landen and I had gone to the funeral home that morning to make arrangements. Bro. Mike was on his way to our house to plan Leightyn's service. My mom and I had just finished writing Lei Lei's obituary. I was sitting at the kitchen table while my mom quickly retyped the obituary. We had a deadline to get it sent in and it was down to the wire.
Mylea had gone to Chuck E Cheese that morning. We knew that she needed a fun day and also needed to get out of the "sad" house. While I was still at the table, Mylea walked in the front door with something in her hands. She loves to hide things in her hand and tell us that she has "nufing". It's her favorite game!
As Mylea walked up to me, Uncle Lloyd told her to show me what was in her hand. She handed me a tube of Carmex. Now, if you know me, you know that I am addicted to Carmex. I told Mylea "thank you for getting me some Carmex". Uncle Lloyd told Mylea to tell me where she found it. Mylea replied "in the flowers". He then asked Mylea who put the Carma in the flowers. Mylea's reply was "sissy".
As I looked at the Carmex, my breath was taken away. The Carmex was strawberry. I absolutely can not stand strawberry carmex. Leightyn loved strawberry carmex. I asked Mylea where she found it. Once again, Mylea's reply was "in the flowers". That very morning, I pulled weeds from the flower bed. I never saw the Carmex.
Sunday night and Monday morning, I cried out to God to give me a sign. I was so upset that I had not yet seen Leightyn in my dreams. I usually have Lei or My in my dreams every night. I wanted to know that Leightyn was ok. I knew she was.....but me, being human, wanted to know that Leightyn was ok. I prayed that God would give me a sign. To be honest, I didn't have the faith that I would see a sign.
But I did, my sign was Leightyn's strawberry carmex that Mylea found in the flowers.
PARTIES PARTIES PARTIES
2 years ago