Penny For Your Thoughts
Stories to inspire you
Twelve years ago, my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. The thought of losing my father was devastating. After I received the news, I was watching an episode of LA Ink. That particular episode featured a girl with a very specific design in mind. She shared with the artist that she had just lost her dad to pancreatic cancer, and heard that when you find a penny heads up, it's an angel sending you a message from heaven. In memory of her dad, the tattoo she chose was a winged penny heads up, with her father's date of birth on the penny.
When I heard her story, that became the message my daddy would send to me from heaven. My father lost his fight to cancer February of 2007. A few months later, I was walking a gift show, and came across Studio Penny Lane. After losing my dad, I had been finding pennies heads up in the strangest places... I'm sure he wanted to be certain I knew it was him! Finding Studio Penny Lane was not only heart warming for me.... It was a direct message from my daddy. To this day, this is my go to gift for friends and family... A love line from heaven.
I actually saw your necklace on a special friend named Charlene! I believe you know her!! She and her husband have been coaching Miracle League Baseball for many many years. Miracle League is a baseball league for kids with special needs. Both my children ( 23 and 19) have cerebral palsy and use wheelchairs for mobility. Although both kids have “retired” from Miracle League, we continue a friendship with Dave, Charlene and their amazing kids! They have always have included my children and me for many special times. Because of Dave and Charlene, my son participates in Roses for Seniors (a year Christmas Eve tradition of delivering roses to seniors at nursing homes on Christmas Eve. My son loves this tradition!!! Jeffrey has been volunteering at a nursing home for many years, so this was a perfect fit to add to his “favorite things to do”.
Last year, my husband of 24 years decided he didn’t want to be married anymore. Dave and Charlene were there to support me and the kids and have continue to support me through their love and compassion. They actually took me on a vacation getaway so I could be pampered! They didn’t just take me but some other couples who have special need kids. Dave told me that it didn’t matter that I wasn’t part of a couple anymore that being "me" was why I was included! I had an amazing time and enjoyed the much needed respite!
I have a strong faith in God and I know that Dave and Charlene are two angels sent from heaven. My penny from heaven necklace (1963, my birthday) reminds me that I can survive through hard times. I know I am blessed to have my children and that I need to be strong even when life sends me down a different path. My necklace gives me a sense of strength. I know God is with me.
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Dr. Linda H. distributed them at a Nurse Executive Leadership event with 95 in attendance.
We incorporated ‘Moments of Greatfulness” into our daily safety leadership huddle where we have 100 plus leadership from all departments within the hospital in attendance……we pause and take time to share stories in our gratitude!!!