January 18, 2011

Just another day?

You may all consider this day just as normal as any other. For me, not so much.

Three years ago today I lost my daddy. For the past two years this day has been really tough and the fact that it falls the day after Beau's birthday just flat out sucks. As with most tragic events, things get better with time and they have, but not 100% by any means. I'm very humbled by my experience and know that dad is watching over his little girl every single day which is how I've been able to keep my head above water.

I don't know if any of y'all have heard of "pennies from heaven" but it's something my family and I truly believe in it so I thought I'd share the meaning.

I have always heard the saying, "penny for your thoughts."
I wondered why people said that cause what could a simple penny have bought!?!
We pass them up each day as we walk along our busy way.
Never fully realizing what they are meant to say.

Until a precious friend explained the meaning of the phrase to me one day.
And from that moment on, I realized what a simple penny could convey.
We were talking of the years gone by and the time we shared with my sister.
As we reminisced of the good old days, she softly said, "I know you still miss her."

Then she gently placed her hands around mine and tenderly looked into my eyes.
No sound was heard, no movement at all as if the world stopped for a moment to let us cry.
Then she reached out and pulled me closer as she wiped away my tears.
She whispered "Lois knows you still love her," of that I am certain my dear.

Lois will forever love you too and I will prove it to you, if you will only believe.
Before the day is over and the angels sing you to sleep, a penny you will see.
A penny for your thoughts, pennies from Heaven she will send.
Letting you know she still loves you and that your heart will one day mend.

When you are holding that penny for just that brief moment in time.
Know that the love you two have for one another will forever shine.
Before that day was over, can you guess what I had found?
Not one, but seven brilliant pennies more precious to me than jewels in a crown.

So now each day as I go along my busy way.
I pick up those pennies and now fully realize what they were sent here to say.
And for the simple quote "penny for your thoughts."
One will never know what joy a penny has bought!

Author ~ Martha Carol
Copyright 2001

This picture was taken the day Beau and I took our engagement pictures. My mom went to sit down and found this penny glued to the bench next to her so we left a little message:


  1. What a sweet and special poem. Thinking of you today.

  2. I'm in tears over here! I lost my daddy too about a year and a half ago. I know how hard it is. Thanks for sharing this poem and I will always remember this when I see a penny:)

  3. I absolutely believe in these things too. On our wedding day a little ladybug landed on the sash of my gown. D grabbed my elbow, pulled me aside & said "that's your Nana, she's letting you know she's here." Your Dad'll show himself to you too. Just keep an eye out. :)

  4. This is so sweet. I am completely in tears at work and I'm sure my coworkers think I'm nuts. The picture is what did it for me. It is something you will treasure forever.

  5. Ok Im tearing up too. The thought of losing my daddy breaks my heart. I can't imagine how you feel :(

    Everything will get easier with time. that picture is trueing beautiful. Something to treasure.



  6. I love that poem and the picture is adorable. I know how tough today is for you but just hold on to the memories you have with him. Everything happens for a reason even if you can't see that reason right now, maybe you will in the future. My thoughts are with you girly. Xoxo!

  7. Wow...I can't imagine how hard losing him must have been. That picture is so sweet. I will be praying for you and for your family!

  8. i'm so sorry :( thanks for sharing this poem. i've never heard it before. i know how you feel. i lost my dad on september 11, 1999, when i was only thirteen years old. i can't believe it has been almost 12 years :(

  9. Seeing that picture after reading the poem brought tears to my eyes. Hugs sweet girl. I cannot imagine how difficult it must be.


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