Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Dragonfly

I read somewhere online, a story about a dragonfly and a waterbug. I feel bad that i cannot remember where I found it, but I fell in love with the story. You can find the story here, but if you didn't want to read the whole story i'll tell you what it's about.

ETA: Thank you Betsy! I now remember I saw the dragonfly story at your blog. :)

There was a colony of waterbugs, and everyone now and then they noticed that some of the waterbugs were climbing out of the water and never coming back. One day one of the waterbugs felt the need to climb out, and when he did he turned into a beautiful dragonfly. Although he wanted to go back and tell his waterbug friends all about it, he found out that he couldn't return. Not only could he not go into the water, but his waterbug friends wouldn't recognize him anymore. The dragonfly said he'd see his friends again someday, and tell them all about it then.

The person I had first heard the story from told it so much better, and i fell in love with it. I had read it awhile ago, but didn't really think of it until today. While at my in-laws, for a Fathers Day BBQ, a little dragonfly was fluttering around. It landed on Jason twice, and then flew off and wasn't seen again.

So that, along with the penny.
Which i just realized i had said that Aurora needs to hit him in the face with it, like with grandma.... wow.

Thank you for today Aurora. How can you not take those as signs? How can you not?


  1. My minister read that story at Aidan's memorial service.

    I'm so glad Aurora stopped by to say hi.

  2. Toni (btterflykiss)June 22, 2010 at 9:19 AM

    That's awesome!! I know Aurora is definitely showing you guys that she is still around.

    Love that story!