04 February 2014

The Dragonfly

Today a precious baby girl passed from our world into the arms of God. I can imagine her perfection, her pure joy and her radiance. Although both of our angels left us during my second trimester, before they could take their first breathes, I can imagine the heartache and grief of her parents and family. Knowing that we will be together someday is the thing that makes it bearable.

The Dragonfly
Once, in a little pond, in the muddy water under the lily pads,
there lived a little water beetle in a community of water
beetles. They lived a simple and comfortable life in the pond
with few disturbances and interruptions. Once in a while, sadness would come to the community when one of their fellow beetles would climb the stem of a lily pad and would never be seen again. They knew when this happened; their friend was dead, gone forever.
Then, one day, one little water beetle felt an irresistible urge
to climb up that stem. However, he was determined that he would
not leave forever. He would come back and tell his friends what
he had found at the top.

When he reached the top and climbed out of the water onto the
surface of the lily pad, he was so tired, and the sun felt so
warm, that he decided he must take a nap. As he slept, his body
changed and when he woke up, he had turned into a beautiful
blue-tailed dragonfly with broad wings and a slender body
designed for flying.

So, fly he did! And, as he soared he saw the beauty of a whole
new world and a far superior way of life to what he had never
known existed. Then he remembered his beetle friends and how they were thinking by now he was dead. He wanted to go back to tell them, and explain to them that he was now more alive than he had ever been before. His life had been fulfilled rather than ended.
But, his new body would not go down into the water. He could
not get back to tell his friends the good news. Then he
understood that their time would come, when they, too, would
know what he now knew. So, he raised his wings and flew off
into his joyous new life!
~Author Unknown~

Rejoice in Heaven, sweet Stella. I know that Noah and Chelsea were amongst the angels that welcomed you into the glorious presence of our Father. Your parents have a strong faith and they and your brother are surrounded by so many that love them. Peace be with them.


  1. So sorry to hear this sad news. She will be welcomed also by my niece. God bless xx

  2. This is such a beautiful post, Beverly. I'm sorry for your loss, and so touched that you posted this. {{{hugs}}}

    1. Thanks, sweet Deb, I could feel the hugs.

  3. Beverly,
    This is touching and has sent chills all over my body. I've never read it before but sure I will never now forget it.
    What a wonderful, comforting post. Thank you for sharing, and hugs to you and your friends.

    1. Thank you so much, I love this story.


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