Thursday, October 18, 2012

Capture Your Grief- Day 13: Signs

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Day 13: Signs

Our Ellie is amazing. When we were saying our goodbyes to Ellie, I told her to let us know that she was still with us after she became an angel. She has definitely done this for us! I could write about many things that Ellie does to let us know she is still here, but one of my favorites is her burning out lights!

Starting the day after she died, our lights have have been burning out at an unusual rate! Sometimes it's pretty ridiculous! Lights in cars, hallways, the kitchen, lamps- you name it, she's burned it out! Yes it's annoying for us [read: Dave] to constantly change light bulbs, but I really just have to laugh! Every time a light burns out, I just picture Ellie up there laughing and growling at us- just so pleased with herself!

When we came home from Ellie's Light Up the Lanes event a couple of months ago, there was an overhead light burned out. AND one lamp all of a sudden had a loose bulb. I am convinced that it was Ellie letting us know that she was very happy that we'd had a big party for her!

Needless to say, I hope our lights never stop burning out!


Harlowe said...

I think about you guys much more often than I should, being a complete internet stranger. Maybe it's because I live so close and I pass the hospital every day on my way to work, I don't know. My heart still breaks for you as a mother, and for your family, and for the fact that Ellie's new brother and sister will never get to meet her. She's just such a beautiful little girl and it doesn't surprise me at all that she's still having fun with you.

Maxie's Mommy said...

Our Maxie burns out lights too....or, at least, I believe that it is Maxie. It started happening as soon as we got home from the hospital. Every time one burns out, my thoughts go directly to him (where my thoughts really are most of the time anyway). Love to you!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You know when my mom passed away the light next to me flickered and flickered. Happened too many times to share. I always say Hi Mom! Also the electic clock above their sink stopped when no other power went out. When we came home from the funeral service several days later it started running. Yes, they do send signs and I'm so glad that Ellie is sending you them.

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