Saturday, August 27, 2011

Thoughts from Cathy

Dragonflies from Heaven

Yesterday was to be my youngest daughter's, Anna's,  31st birthday.  I made it through the day ok with the help of thoughtful Friends and Family.  I have resolved myself to believe that every time one of Anna's special Days comes up I must remember that she is in Heaven and has won her reward to be there early because of her Tender Loving Heart.  Unfortunately this does not fill that empty spot in my heart that formed when she went away.  It just patches it with a thin piece of glass that I know can shatter with the slightest thought of my loss.   Today I woke up and felt empty.  Being it was a Saturday there really wasn't much work to keep my mind busy enough to keep the glass from cracking and perhaps maybe even breaking, so I decided to go to the farm and turn our 6 dogs loose on our 250 acres and revel in their love and enthusiasm for life!  After giving me the pleasure of a happy bounce, wagging tail, and of course the permission to give each of them a big hug, they were off, running wildly around the farm, but staying close enough to keep me in sight just in case I got into any trouble.  After the blissful party departed, my emptiness started to return.  I decided to busy myself with cleaning their swimming pools, you know the plastic pools from Wal-Mart, and filling them with fresh cool water for their return.  There I was covered with mud, filling the pools, my mind wondering back to Anna, when six, yes there were definitely Six Beautiful Large Black & White Dragonflies hovering right before me above the pool.  I thought how odd.  Usually, Dragonflies are very shy and won't let anyone get even close to them.  Then one of them hovered right in front of me, looked straight at me and at that moment I heard my darling daughter, with my mind, not my ears say,  "I Love You Mamma."  Peace wash over my body and the fragile piece of glass patching my heart grew another layer stronger.  "I Love You Too, Anna," I said aloud and all of the Dragonflies turned to look at me, hovered for a moment, then flew away.  All but One.  It stayed by my side until I had finished my task.  As I drove back to town I was wondering why six dragonflies?  Then it dawned on me.  Yesterday was  her 6th  Birthday in Heaven.  Each year Anna sends me a gift from heaven, usually it is in the form of Beautiful, Colorful Butterflies.  This year it was Beautiful, yet Subtle, Black & White Dragonflies.  Thank You Anna. I Love & Miss You!

The Dragonfly brings mystic messages of enlightenment from the spirit, breaking down
illusions in order to transform your life.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Prayers & Angels

FOR ALL OF YOU WAITING IN HEAVEN: I thought of you today, but that is nothing ne...w. I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, from which I'll never part. God has you in his arms. I have you in my heart. We Love & Miss You ANNA!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Prayers and Angels: Anna's Birthday

We ask for a lot of prayers for people on this blog and this Friday I would like to ask you to pray for our family. You see this Friday, the 26th, would have been Anna's 31st birthday. As anyone who has lost a loved one knows, milestones like birthdays, holidays and death days are particularly hard on the family no matter how much time as gone by. So please, say a little prayer and light a candle for Anna, we would really appreciate it.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Prayers & Angels

Sharing a great story of a friend who had a 1% chance of overcoming cancer. . for anyone out there needing a big dose of HOPE and FAITH.
Watch as Conn talks to Alyssa Phillips talks about her amazing struggle with cancer and how she over came all obstacles. This heartwarming tale is sure to inspire. Join our movement against negative news!


Butterflies & pearls. A perfectly beautiful combination of elegance and grace are found in this exquisite set.
Anna's Butterfly Cameo Butterfly W/ Peach Pearls Designed By Cathy Lea Collar Buy Now @ Search CLC009
Anna's Butterfly Cameo Butterfly W/ Peach Pearls Designed By Cathy Lea Collar Buy Now @ Search CLC009

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Beautiful Red Agate nugget accented with Aventurine coins and silver glass beads. Buy Now @ Search AL105
Manufacturer: Jennifer McMurrain
Red Agate nugget with Aventurine coins Buy Now @ Search AL105
Manufacturer: Jennifer McMurrain

Friday, August 5, 2011

Prayers & Angels

Nikki's fever is gone, infections gone, heart rate good, still on antibiotics & Drake picked up in one of their ambulances today. Thank You Jesus!!!!!! We weren't expecting to move her this soon, but God sees strength in our weakness. It's through our ho...les, our bruises and our broken pieces that He shows us the fullness of who He is and it is by HIS wounds, that we are healed. Drake Drs. are already assessing her & what therapies she will be needing & when to start them. We are so thankful to God & everyone for prayers!! Love, hugs & prayers to all :) :) :)

Our Beautiful Butterfly!!!

In Honor of Anna's Birth Month, AUGUST, we will be featuring our Anna's Legacy Leukemia Awareness Line of Jewelry all month. We LOVE & MISS YOU ANNA!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Thought for The Day!

When I woke up this morning, I asked myself, "What is life about?" I found the answer in my room...the fan said, "Be cool." The roof said, "Aim high." The window said, "See the world!" The clock said, "Every minute is precious." The mirror said, "Reflect before you act." The calendar said, "Be up to date." The door said, "Push hard for your goals." The floor said, "Kneel down and pray"...~ Please share ♥