Monday, January 17, 2011

My Ladybug

Today was Ella's original due date.
Just thought I'd tell you.

I knew that I'd be seeing ladybugs everywhere after our little Ladybug left us. But this was kind of cool. 
Last Thursday, my mom took me out for what she called "shopping therapy."
It's not recommended to use this kind of therapy too often.
But a little bit is okay.
And very therapeutic indeed.

We went to Charming Charlie's, the best accessory store pretty much in the whole wide universe. I got two ADORABLE shirts, a stinkin cute wallet, a headband that is to die for, and the most amazing bookmark ever.

So, about this bookmark... I saw these things in a little basket tucked in a shelf. At first, I couldn't really tell what they were for. The only ones I caught a glimpse of had little fleur de lis or little crosses them. So I reached totally blindly into the basket and pulled out this:

Oh. My. Gosh. I didn't even see it in the basket.
"Ahh!" I said.
"It's a sign!" my mom cried. "You have to have this bookmark."

My Ladybug was saying hi to her mommy. 
I love you too, my sweet Ella!

P.S. Mom, thank you so much for the shopping therapy. It was a lot of fun.


Adele said...

Oh shopping therapy is the BEST! I don't know what you are talking about saying its not good to do too much? Just kidding. So glad that you and your mom had a good day out. I love the ladybug bookmark, just so perfect! And love the Store Charming Charlies, I will have to see what else you got there:)

Lisa @ Pulsipher Page said...

tender mercy!

Heather said...

Hugs Amy. I am glad you had some retail therapy and what a sweet reminder of your most precious Ladybug.

Chess said...

And on a bookmark. How perfect! Much better than my bookmark. ;-)

Unknown said...

YAY! I love this! What a tender story.

Jessica said...

I see lady bugs everywhere now. I swear she is watching us everywhere we go. :)

Kassi Jane said...

o love to shop! glad you got some therapy in! that \is the cutest bookmark :}

sariqd said...

I'm over here from the Magic Quilt blog... just wanted to say, you're inspiring. Especially for recognizing the tender mercies that are given on a daily basis.

KC said...

Whenever I just happen to be shopping and find something I just have to have, I come home and say, "Well, ya know what they say--you are supposed to be good to yourself, and pamper yourself as much as possible"