Perfect Moment Monday: Abby’s Sixth Sense

by Kathy on April 4, 2011 · 6 comments

in Abby, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Molly, Perfect Moments, Sean, Signs

This afternoon I took Abby and Sean to their pediatrician’s office, as Abby had not been acting like herself. She had been fussier than usual today and she didn’t seem to have much of an appetite. When Abby woke up from her afternoon nap she was inconsolable for about 15 minutes, she just wanted to be held and cuddle. I took her temperature and it was normal, but had a hunch that she might have an ear infection. So I called her doctor’s office and made an appointment “just in case.” As it turns out Abby does have an infection in her left ear.

On our way home from the doctor’s office, en route to the pharmacy to fill her prescription, I thought about stopping by the cemetery to visit Molly’s grave, as we have not been there in a few weeks. I discussed it briefly with Sean and I did say Molly’s name out loud during our conversation. However, in the end we decided to go another day soon, in part because I wanted to get Abby’s prescription filled and while we were at the pharmacy/grocery store pick up a few groceries we forgot to get over the weekend.

Even though we chose not to stop at the cemetery today, we still drove right by it on our way to the pharmacy. I have Molly’s grave site saved as a destination in our GPS and like that at times when I don’t stop that the marker still shows up on the GPS screen when we are driving by. I smile when I see it appear and think about our baby girl. This afternoon as we were passing the cemetery, and just moments after we drove by the part of the cemetery when Molly’s marker usually comes up on our GPS, Abby who has recently learned to say her sister’s name, said “Ma-yee, Ma-yee.”


Can you believe that?!

Me neither.

It was surreal and definitely a perfect moment for me.

I looked back at Abby, smiled and repeated what she said back to her, “Molly,” as I do whenever she says just about anything or any name these days, to reinforce the words that she is speaking and learning. Sean was not paying attention at the time, as he was engrossed in the latest in the Diary of a Wimpy Kidbook series that he is reading and I chose not to interrupt him to mention it.

This experience warmed my heart and allowed me to believe, at least in that moment, that Abby and her big sister in Heaven may have some kind of special connection that transcends this world and the hereafter.

Thank you for reading. I hope that this post finds you in good spirits and I wish you many perfect moments in your lives in the week to come.


Lori from Write Mind Open Heart says that “Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between.” I love the idea of being mindful of and blogging about perfect moments. I know historically I have used my blog more to write about things I am struggling with and though I know that is valid and important for me at times, I appreciate the idea of being intentional about also sharing the simple and very special moments in our lives. Many thanks to Lori for this idea, a wonderful opportunity to focus on what is right in our life, instead of what is wrong.

Click here to read about and comment on more Perfect Moments (there are links to others’ posts at the bottom of Lori’s blog entry) this Monday and/or add a link to one of your own.

Lastly, I am hosting a book tour here on Four of a Kind (with author participation). The book is called Inconceivable: A Medical Mistake, the Baby We Couldn’t Keep and Our Choice to Deliver the Ultimate Gift by Carolyn and Sean Savage. You can read more about it and find out how to sign up in this post.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 jjiraffe April 4, 2011 at 9:57 pm

This gave me the goosebumps! Wow. What an incredible moment that must have been for you.


2 Kerry April 4, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Great story. I also love when our mother instincts that tell us when there is something wrong with our kids get validated! Good job Mommy!


3 Lavender Luz April 5, 2011 at 10:17 am

"Abby and her big sister in Heaven may have some kind of special connection that transcends this world and the hereafter."

I absolutely believe that kids are much more open to such things than we jaded grownups.

This was an incredible moment, Kathy!


4 AwkwardMoments April 5, 2011 at 12:59 pm

I could not agree with Luz more! This is such a worm ray of sunshine. You are just an inspriation. I am glad to be back bloggin/reading.


5 Barb April 5, 2011 at 4:00 pm

So sweet. Thanks for sharing.


6 loribeth April 6, 2011 at 9:05 am

Wow, that would have been a heartstopper (in a good kind of way).

I think babies come to us with an innate sense of wisdom & connection to the broader universe that, sadly, we seem to lose as we get older. 🙁

What a cutie she is! : )


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