Sunday, August 09, 2009

Penny for your thoughts

August 2 was the anniversary of my Mom's death. On August 3, we spent the afternoon running around town. The Girls needed new tennis shoes and dancing shoes. In the few hours we were out and about, I found twelve pennies. At the dance studio, I found pennies scattered all around the car. They popped up in random places through out the afternoon.

Friday the five of us (Clint, my Dad, Val, Roni, and myself) took a road trip to New Orleans and visited the aquarium. As we were walking to the parking garage at the end of the day, I happen to glance over at a window ledge and what do I see? Five pennies. They were sitting there in sort of an arc. Five cents ~ one for each of us.

Coincidence? Maybe. Or maybe not.

No clue what I'm getting at?? My Mom always said when you found a penny, it meant an angel was thinking about you. I have a container full of pennies that have found me over the past year.

This also showed up in my inbox this past week:

I found a penny today
Laying on the ground.
But it's not just a penny,
This little coin I've found.

Found pennies come from heaven,
that's what my Grandpa told me.
He said Angels toss them down.
Oh, how I loved that story.

He said when an Angel misses you,
They toss a penny down;
Sometimes just to cheer you up,
To make a smile out of your frown.

So, don't pass by that penny
When you're feeling blue.
It may be a penny from heaven
That an Angel's tossed to you.

So now pass this on to people you care about
And who you feel are Angels to you.
I just did.
An Angel is now watching over you.
Have A Great Day!
So, do pennies from heaven exist? What do you think?


  1. Such a sweet post...

  2. Yes, I believe in pennies from heaven!

  3. I think you should believe in anything that brings you joy in the loss of your mama. After Jorai passed, there were so many things that happened. Butterflies flying around, baby toys going off for no reason and my son staring into what seemed like nothingness and laughing. Every little thing made me think that Jorai was there letting us know that she was ok. Just yesterday a toy that Asher no longer plays with went off all by itself when my husband and I were downstairs. It brought me joy.

    Believe in those things because they help you remember your mom and it brings you joy...that's all that matters.