They say when you see a dragonfly, it means someone you love in heaven is near. Others say that a dragonfly symbolizes change, transformation, adaptability and self-realisation. Dragonflies remind us that anything is possible. I like to think that they represent both. In the summer of 2018, I seen an abundance of dragonflies. I had not seen a dragonfly in years, but that summer I seen them everywhere I went. When I told people that I was seeing alot of them, they would say to me “Oh me too!” That saddened me a bit because I liked to believe that the ones I was seeing were just for me…..that they meant something special. There was one particular time that I was seeing one dragonfly in particular. He was brown with huge black eyes……absolutely beautiful. See, I was having a hard time healthwise and was sick alot. I believed this dragonfly was sent to me for a reason. I had gone shopping at the local mall one afternoon. When I came out of one of the entrance doors to go back to my car, there was a dragonfly waiting for me. This big, brown dragonfly. It followed me all the way back to my car, hovered over the top of my car, turned and looked at me. I stopped and looked at it. It just hovered there starting at me. I was absolutely mezmorized by it. I stayed there for about 30 to 40 seconds looking at this magnificent creature. I then got in my car and started to drive back to work. The dragonfly followed me. It followed me quite a ways. I was a bit shocked that this was happening. But I continued back to work and temporarily forgot about it. Later on after I was done work, I walked out to my car and what did I see?? The brown dragonfly by my car. I then had a warm feeling inside. I felt comforted at this time…..I felt at peace…..I felt that this was a message from my mother in heaven that I was going to be ok.

Whether you think I am crazy or not…..it’s what I needed to believe to get through the rest of the next few months with my health. I needed to believe everything was going to be ok. I needed to believe that whatever life was going to throw at me, I was going to make it through with the love and support of my family.

After that summer with the dragonfly, I went and had a dragonfly tattoo put on the inside of my wrist to represent my mother in heaven. Every time I look at it, I think of her…..and the summer of the dragonflies.