Lark had to take an extended vacation with Twanda Bell to take her newly trained pets (Blackey the Spider and friends) to their new homes. She even took her furniture with her so she could set them up while she was on vacation. She was gone for a few days and we sure missed her a lot. We checked her house everyday to see if she'd returned or forgotten any of her spider friends and just when we thought she wasn't going to come back Vivian returned home from school to a giant surprise.
She could hardly wait for the garage door to open so she could run out and inspect the new addition to Lark's House. Right next to the wishing well a beautiful blue flower that dances in the wind had sprung up. The girls ran to inspect it and saw that it was covered in "Never Crystals" from Fairy Land. After quite a discussion on how it came to be there, they decided that Lark must have planted a wish from the wishing well and it grew into a beautiful enchanted flower.
What I've come to learn about fairy magic, is that it is an amazing teacher. As the "grown-up" watching this unfold for my little girls, it's hard to see them sad when something happens like Lark's pets leaving. While I know that they loved them, it just wasn't safe for them to stay (what kid loves spiders anyway, ick)! As I was thinking about Vivian and the spiders, I couldn't help to think about the situations in my life that were the same. Maybe there are things that I'm sad over, that if I just knew a little more information it would make more sense. Maybe there are things that I want to be different, but it just isn't the right thing for now. While I may not always understand the reason, maybe if I can step back and plant a wish, something miraculous can grow out of it. I'm grateful for the magical flower that joined our home today, what an awesome symbol of hope growing after a loss. So thank you to all the fairies that have provided the magic in my home that continually teach me about gratitude, miracles and allowing space for magic to happen.