This is The Story of the Birthday Egg.
The Little Birthday Egg is a gift from our oldest granddaughter, Taylor. I wrote about it almost 2 years ago as my family celebrated the Birthday of our beloved NanaFlo.
Taylor gave this special gift to Barry and me on the day NanaFlo would have celebrated her 91st Birthday. It was just like Flo was giving it to us herself through Taylor… letting us know she’s still with us and her family that she loved so dearly.
To understand this Story, you have to know how much NanaFlo adored Taylor. Taylor is NanaFlo’s first great-grandchild. Taylor is the beginning of a new chapter. Taylor is a page-turned. Taylor is what NanaFlo dreamed of… longed for. A great-grandchild!
This is the day Taylor was born…
But on to the Big Egg.
Taylor gives of herself in much the same way NanaFlo did… thoughtful. Naturally thoughtful. Born to it.
The Big Birthday Egg is a gift that Barry and I are giving to Taylor this Saturday, on her 11th Birthday. I found this Egg all dusty and tucked away in an upstairs room of a little vintage shop in Stockbridge, MA during the Christmas season. I knew it was meant for Taylor on her Birthday… from Barry and me and NanaFlo herself, who always came to a party with a very special gift. I thought the BIG EGG was such a wonderful way of expressing how little kindnesses keep on giving…
But this is the real miracle.
Since NanaFlo passed away in August 2008, she’s been sending RAINBOWS to let us know she’s here. To let us know she’s an Angel. To visit and to give us love, hope, blessings. Everybody who knows us knows about these special RAINBOWS that appear just like a great big hug, a kiss, a comfort, a smile, a laugh, a funny joke, a little story, a phone call at the perfect moment.
Last night I was was phot0graphing the Little Egg next to the Big Egg… when I noticed something.
Something inside the Big Egg.
As I looked closer, there it was.
A RAINBOW is inside THE BIG EGG in each photo I took of those two Birthday Eggs. If you look at the left-side bottom of the Big Egg… you’ll see a full, glorious RAINBOW.
It was a moment of WOW. Joyful WOW.
I think it’s a Birthday Miracle that NanaFlo is sending to Taylor with all her love… and with all the colors of Heaven!
I know it is.