The Gift of the Ladybug mirrors the way TJ made us feel. His eyes and demeanor would say "Mom, I'm okay. It must be this way." Not only did this story provide comfort to me and my family when we needed it most, but it helped us reframe how we looked at our circumstances. When times got hard, we embodied the story. We would remind ourselves that if TJ could face his fate with joy, laughter, love, and peace, then we could find a way to do the same. This book helped us transform fear into love, be present with our sweet boy, and cope with the grief that surfaced after his passing. My hope is that because The Gift of the Ladybug was so instrumental for me and my family, it will help you, too.
To all ladybugs, and everyone who loves them, I wish you joy, laughter, love, and most of all, peace. You are not alone. I'm sending you big hugs through the internet. And if you would like to join our ladybug community, go to GiftoftheLadybug.com, CaroleMac.com, @GiftoftheLadybug on Facebook, and @Carole.Mac on Instagram.