Sunday, July 21, 2013

A message just for me?

We are going out of town and will be gone on the 24th.  It's a day I'd like to just ignore anyway.  But today we went to the grave.  We bought some gorgeous flowers last night and the boys were pretty happy to put them in the vase on Laila's headstone.  The gnats were obnoxious.  They seem to be partial to Piper's eyes.  I would have liked to linger and think and feel what I need to feel but the gnats were really too much for all of us.  Next time we will remember to bring bug spray.  We had brought the stroller and the boys really wanted to show Mike the cannon so we set out walking.  Not too much time had passed before we headed back to the van.  The streets are lined with big trees and much of our view is hidden by them but suddenly the trees cleared and I happened to look up and there was a rainbow--right above Laila's plot.  I don't know if it was a message or not but it made me think of something Henry B. Eyring said in his talk O Remember, Remember, "Did God send a message that was just for me?"  We saw a lot of rainbows right following Laila's death but haven't seem many since then.  This is the first this summer I've seen even though we've had plenty of storms this month.  Whether it was a message for me or not, it made me cry.
One of the many rainbows following Laila's death (July 2011)


Katie said...

I know it was a message for you. Where are you guys going? I hope it will be a nice trip.

chelsey said...

Sounds like the perfect msg to me. :)

The Duke said...

This is like the flowers I look for - something that will remind me someone is watching over me. Yes, I believe it was the perfect message just for you.