Our guardian angel


I am definitely a believer of guardian angels. I just don’t know how I couldn’t be.

I recently told you about my two cousins that have passed away from cancer.

Taylor and I were pretty close. I went and visited her every break I had from school. Pretty much every opportunity I had, I went to Michigan to visit. Even though she was 10 years younger than me.

Mr. Serious got to meet Taylor, too! She couldn’t help but infect you with her smile and love.
We last got to visit the family and Taylor during the week of the Fourth of July, 2002. There was an unspoken feeling of knowing that this would be the last time we would all be together. We just sort of knew.

Slowly, everybody (aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents) all went to their respective homes. And, slowly, Taylor’s health deteriorated. Every day she got a little bit worse.

Soon, they headed home, too. And, it got to the point that hospice had to be called.

Shortly there after, she took her last breath in the comfort of her home with her mother by her side. And we got the call.

We knew it was coming, but it was still not expected or a call you ever want to receive.

So, my travel plans were made and ticket was booked, and off I went to Michigan again, just a little over a week after getting home from the trip.

I flew by myself (not recommended) and arrived. Mr. Serious was not able to go with me, so we arranged for him to pick me up from the airport upon return.

My sister joined me in Michigan along with some other family members.

We were able to share stories and memories of Taylor’s life.

Then came the memorial service. The cousins and a couple friends were pallbearers. That.was.not.fun! That was the most emotional I got during the whole experience.

Taylor’s mascot was a monarch butterfly. During the family only burial, a butterfly came and landed on one of the wreaths. It stayed through the time we were there. It left right before we did. We knew it was God’s way of telling us Taylor was okay. And, Taylor was there with us.

Then it was time for me to come home. Mr. Serious was just going to have me come out to the curb at the airport. He would be driving straight from Houston to the airport to pick me up, so he didn’t want to stop and park.

When I arrived at the airport, I was shocked to find him inside the airport waiting for me. But, I saw the look on his face and knew that this was not a planned surprise. Something more was going on.

To be continued…

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  1. I’m a huge believer in Guardian Angels too. I bet Taylor is watching over you now and is proud of you with Isabelle and Nat!

    Love, Mere

    P.S. You left me hanging!! I wanna hear the rest!!

  2. …what…you left us hanging! Plus you must have gotten up early to post. I hope you have a good day.

    I believe in guardian angels, too. It is a good reminder.

  3. Ok Missy that is just wrong! I need to know the rest. Got to know the rest.

    And now my mascara is running. Love ya bunches

  4. Thank you for this post! I needed it today!

  5. Way to leave us hanging…I cant wait to find out the rest of the story.
    What a beautiful posts..even though it was full of heartache for the family, I’m sure it was nice to have the butterfly there to remind everyone that Taylor was there.
    I’m sure she is very proud of you 2 and those sweet baby girls!

  6. What a beautiful story. This would make for a great book, ya know, and a way to give tribute to her!

  7. I really believe in guardian angels too!

    This is such a touching story. I want to hear the rest!

    On a different note, I just realized your blog isn’t showing up in my Reader…I need to figure out why.

  8. Ack…to be continued? You can’t do that. You left us hanging on…guaranteed to return to your blog I suppose. 🙂

  9. Argh! How could you leave me hanging like that? (me? oh okay, us? LOL)

  10. I believe in guardian angels too, and the amazing signs that God can give you — like the butterfly! That is such a bittersweet story.

  11. I’m a beleiver of Guardian Angels, too. (: This is a beautiful post. I can’t wait to hear the rest.

  12. Guardian Angels are definitely out there watching over us. My family has been fortunate enough to have one around when we needed it most.

  13. I def believe in guardian angels!! Such a sad story about your cousin!I can’t wait to hear the rest of the story girl!

  14. The story about the butterfly is beautiful. But now I want more. TBC tomorrow, right???

  15. Ok, thanks for leaving us hanging…
    I definitely believe in guardian angels…and angels of all kinds!

  16. Uh oh. Do we want to know what more was going on?

    Your story about the butterfly landing on the wreath literally gave me goosebumps.

  17. ok so the goosebumps started and then you stopped??? ahhhh where’s the rest of the story paul harvey??

    ps – i totally believe in guardian angels too 🙂

  18. gah… cliffhangers. drat woman.

    I fully believe in Guardian Angels.

  19. I believe in guardian angels, too. I had goosebumps just reading about your cousin.

    Can’t wait for the rest! Don’t leave us hanging too long 🙂

  20. Oh, I love that 1/2 story… please share the rest- tomorrow!

    I don’t know whay my background isn’t showing up for you… I haven’t heard that from anyone else. I am working on a makeover in the next few days. Maybe. If I can juggle one more thing!

  21. I think I know what happened, but I could be wrong. Nice cliff hanger, sis! That was a rough few days…haven’t cried that hard since. The butterfly thing was amazing. Every time I see one I know it’s her!

  22. blueviolet says:

    I’m loving this story but I can’t believe you’ve left it off there!!!

  23. Wow! Very touching. I can’t wait to find out the rest. I hate suspense.

  24. I believe in guardian angels too! can’t wait to hear the rest of your story :O)

  25. I definitely know that there are those looking over us! I will be waiting for part II!

  26. I so agree. My grandpa was a dairy farmer and at his funeral outside a cow kept mowing. It was just prefect and the way he would of wanted it.

  27. I totally believe in Guardian Angles too! I’m so sorry about your cousin! I can’t wait to hear the rest… very tricky of you to leave us hanging!

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