Monday, June 29, 2009

Pennies from Heaven

Pennies are deemed as good luck, but there is also a phenomenon that found pennies are signs from angels saying hello and letting you know they are around you and love you. Here is the story:

I found a penny today
Just laying on the ground.
But it's not just a penny,
this little coin I've found.

Found pennies come from heaven,
That's what my Grandpa told me.
He said Angels toss them down.
Oh, how I loved that story.

He said when an Angel misses you,
They toss a penny down.
Sometimes just to cheer you up,
To make a smile out of your frown.

So, don't pass by that penny,
When you're feeling blue.
It may be a penny from heaven,
that an Angel's tossed to you.

For the first time in my life this story touched me in a personal way. This past Friday my 89 year old Nana had to go to Emergency. It was quite serious and due to her age I was frightened of what was going to happen. My mother, her daughter who is also a nurse practitioner is out of town. It was just me sitting in emergency with her waiting to be admitted to a room. I listened to everything the doctor's said and made sure they were taking proper care of her. Via phone my mother confirmed that it sounded like things were going well. We waited 7 hours to be put into a room. When Nana was getting up to switch to a new bed she found a penny amongst the sheets. She immediately thought it was from Pop, my grandfather who passed away 3 years ago. They were married for 60 years. She misses him very much, as we all do. I could see in her eyes the comfort she felt in knowing that Pop was around watching her and left her a sign of his presence. It warmed my heart to think he was there somewhere sending his love.

At Nana's age it is inevitable that we talk about what will happen when she is gone. She lives a very active life for 89, living alone and doing everything for herself. She is still driving and plays in 3 bridge clubs. along with entertaining her neighbors and friends. I admire her and hope to have her stamina and zest for life even during tough times. She is relatively healthy but has some problems like an aneurysm in her heart that could prove fatal. We enjoy every moment together not thinking about what may happen but rather what we have now. She has 7 great grandchildren and counting. She is enjoying being a part of her grandchildren's adult lives and watching them become parents.

Here is Billie Holliday's rendition of "Pennies from Heaven"


Just Caz said...

Your grandmother sounds like an amazingly positive and beautiful individual.

blueviolet said...

What a beautiful story and I'm so sorry to hear about that incident with your nana. I'm so glad she knows that Pop is nearby watching over her.

B. said...

I love that beautiful story, and how wonderful to have found that penny from Pop! I hope your nana is feeling well and the doctors are taking great care of her.

caitsmom said...

I love the pennies story. I found it comforting when I found coins on my daughter's grave because of that story. Sending good thoughts your way and especially to your Nana! I'm glad she received a penny. Peace.

tireegal68 said...

I hope your Nana feels better soon and is able to get back to her busy life - she sounds amazing. yes, enjoy every moment you have with her. love that billie holliday!

Kristin said...

What a wonderful story.

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

I love Billie Holiday!

What a touching story...and amazing that your Nana found a penny IN her hospital bed. Wow!

She sounds like an amazing and vibrant person. :)

Megan said...

That is the sweetest story!! Prayers of healing for your grandma!

Kalei said...

That is beautiful. Your relationship with your Nana melts my heart and I am so happy for what you have. Thank you for sharing your joy with all of us.


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