Family is Everything.

We just got back from our much needed family vacation to the Outer Banks.  We LOVE the Outer Banks.  We typically stay in Corolla.  It’s so peaceful, and beautiful, and one of our favorite places to go.  We spent a week with the majority of my family, nieces, nephew, brother, sister, mom, my 92 year old grandma!  My cousin and her husband stayed with us for a few days, and it was nice to have some time with them.

A pretty amazing thing happened our first day relaxing on the beach.  My youngest niece, Livey, my cousin and I were walking back to our beach chairs and we saw a butterfly.  Livey goes, “Oh look!  It’s Aunt Linda!”  Linda is my aunt who passed away a year ago after a long battle with cancer and my cousin’s mom.  My Aunt loved going on trips and especially loved the beach.  We asked her where she heard that, and she informed us that her mommy had told her when we see butterflies, that they are angels from Heaven coming to visit.  About that time, the butterfly landed on my son Jayden’s cheek.  In that moment, we all knew that is was definitely my Aunt Linda coming to visit.  It was a pretty special moment for our family and one I know we’ll look back on.

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