Today has been nine months since I held my Shyla Joy. It was a peaceful day. With the school year winding down, some of my co-workers and I decided to have lunch at the lake and when I got to my mom's house at the end of the day, I let Ethan play outside while I just laid on a beach towel and stared up at the sky. It was such a beautiful day today.
As I lay there in the grass and watched the leaves blow in the trees, I noticed something I did not expect to see in the trees a good distance from any water. A big dragonfly was dancing around above my head. It was a good distance away, but I could see it in the clearing of the trees going back and forth and in circles. It was so amazing. It is not the first one I have seen lately either. I had caught a glimpse of one at lunch at the marina, but not like this. This dragonfly dances there, where just I could see it for at least 20 minutes. Then another dragonfly came from the trees and they did a dance together and then both were gone. The first one came back and dances some more for me, but I had to eventually go inside.
Somewhere around the time the second dragonfly appeared, a mom I know was giving birth to her son who would be stillborn fullterm. I got a text while I lay there that said he had been born. She found out the yesterday at a routine check-up that he had passed and was induced to deliver today. Nine months after Shyla. Please pray for this mom and for her family, they are all in such shock and pain that so many of us know all too well.