Calida and Dinah Salazar

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


My mother always told me that pennies lying on the ground are sent from loved ones in heaven.  A little hello when we are sad, just to let us know they are still there.  I adopted this tradition and now when I pick up that simple coin I think of my mother.  When I was 22 she was diagnosed with a rare incurable cancer.  We had two years together after that devastating diagnosis,  in the fall of 2007 she slipped away from this world into her next journey.  I often find pennies now when I am sad and need her, or when I have good news and want to share it with her.  Whether she is leaving pennies for me or not, she gave me the gift of memories.  Finding a penny is a reminder of all of the joy she brought into my life when she was here, and the joy she continues to send me every time I think of her.

1 comment:

  1. I just became your first follower, I think. A great blog idea, and I can't wait to read more as the pennies add up. Your mom was a very cool woman, and this blog is a great tribute to her.