I am a parent who lost a child. It is soul crushing. I often find it very difficult to go on with my daily life. One of the things that has made it a bit easier is being aware of the little treasures sent as gifts from my child.
Every grieving parent will receive these treasures. These little gifts are reminders left behind from our children. All you must do is look, feel, and listen. You never know when you might find a little treasure from your child.
Just last night, I found a treasure and I found it while I was listening. I was just getting out of the shower and was drying off. The room was quiet, and it was taking me a little longer than usual to finish.
I was enjoying the peace and quiet. Then I heard it. That last bit of the water from the shower was dripping down the drain. That sound immediately brought me back to my daughter and her showers.
I had an overwhelming feeling of warmth and happiness come over me. I saw my face in the mirrors and I saw a huge smile. My girl had sent me a treasure. A gift of the sweet happy memories of her shower time.
That shower stall had been one of her most favorite places. When she would hear that it was a shower day, her face would light up and beam with joy. Just a simple thing that I took for granted would make her so happy.
Had I not taken the extra time to dry off, I would never have heard it. You see it took a long time to get my daughter from the shower chair to drying her off and back to her wheel chair. So we would hear those water drips down the drain every time she had shower day.
So this day she sent me the gift of the shower drain and it meant the world to me. All you must do is look for that lady bug that lands on your arm or feel the warm breeze or hear the shower drain and you might just receive a little treasure gift from your sweet angel.
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