Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hilary's Hearts

Four and a half years ago, I lost my beautiful niece Hilary at the age of 16 and it has been the most difficult time for me in this journey called life.  After my niece passed away, my other niece, her younger sister, started noticing hearts everywhere.  Hilary LOVED hearts and the color pink and even signed her name with a heart.  At first noone really paid that much attention to it, but then everyone else in our family started noticing them too. 

This was one of the first hearts my niece Kendall found on a cow at one of her field trips...when's the last time you saw a cow with a heart on it?  I'm guessing probably never:)

I started finding hearts in unusual places and usually at a time when I was really struggling with my grief and it always brought me great comfort.

This one I found on her head stone last year ON the anniversary and the heart appeared right above her name and then disappeared after about 5 minutes.   
I was in awe!

Found this heart on Christmas Day at my mom's last year on her driveway.

Heart shaped potato chip I got at Panera bread

This one totally blew me away... I had spilled some baking soda on our deck and the next day I notice two pieces of charcoal that formed a heart.  The next day I noticed another small piece of charcoal also in a heart shape.  Another heart formed at the bottom section and eventually the whole baking soda portion formed a heart....amazing!

Heart on my fork!

These are only a few of the MANY hearts not only I, but our family has received and are grateful
for every one!



You live FOREVER in our hearts!

Happy Valentine's Day

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness...Hillary was certainly a gorgeous girl...and I can tell through the unexpected findings of all these amazing hearts...she was even more beautiful on the inside. She must be terribly missed. The hearts are just awesome and so encouraging. Thanks so much for encouraging me with your thoughtful comments! Many hugs!