Why are lady bugs considered good luck? We have all heard that probably our entire lives.
I really thought when I was a kid if I had one fly one me it was certainly going to bring me luck. I remember being told never kill a ladybug because doing so will bring bad luck. Funny, I have told my boys the same thing their whole lives. All superstition of course.
I will say today on Valentine’s day I feel lucky. Hence, the ladybug luck post.
I felt the urge to craft something ladybug like.
So I did.
First, let me give you a little history on what I have researched on ladybugs in case you care to know.
Some cultures believe seeing a ladybug brings good luck. The person may then succeed in love, have good weather, experience financial success or simply receive some other desired wish. Other cultures presume having a ladybug land on you brings good luck, or that whatever a ladybug lands on will be replaced with an improved version. Feng shui, the art of arranging spaces for optimum flow of energy, often incorporates the ladybug symbol.
Now for my good luck story. Today, my Mom was finally released out the rehab center. It’s been the longest month of our lives.
Between her being in CCU for a week and on a ventilator twice, today was the best day of our lives pretty much so!
She will continue to get stronger and I without a doubt know she will do well.
that was one Good luck.
Then, the second was finding out our son was accepted into the University of his dreams. Clemson University will be his new home come the Summer of 2015.
Very exciting time for our family. Lots of changes here in our home. Our youngest son Jack will also be starting High School. One man out, one man in! YIKES.
There is also some Christian like symbolism to the ladybug.
After the farmers prayed to the Virgin Mary to protect their crops, ladybugs supposedly appeared to defend the crops. The farmers called the bugs “Beetles of Our Lady,” which evolved into “ladybugs” — hence a reference to the Virgin Mary.
So happy you stopped over today. I hope you always have good luck, good health and good cheer.
Enjoy your weekend.
If you are not a regular here, I sure would love to see you back again.
I will be sharing the details on How I made this soon. I made another craft that I am saving to share for my Spring Dollar craft edition with Hometalk next month.
You can read all about the details here on how you too can participate. You don’t need a blog to do so either.
More Dollar tree craft ideas HERE
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
Such wonderful news about your mother and your son! And your ladybug is adorable!
Thank you and yes it is wonderful news!
So glad to hear your mom is out of rehab. As another ACC member (I’m a big Hokie fan), congrats to your son for his Clemson acceptance. The ladybug candle thoughts must have been working in your head before you brought the candle to life, I mean light. (Small giggle.)
Thanks so much! We are super excited.
Very happy with the good news.
Hello Miss Debbie:) So glad to hear about your Mom….God is good. I love this post about ladybugs, really interesting to hear about the different beliefs regarding this lil ladybug:) Congrats on your son’s acceptance to his dream school! Have a wonderfully blessed day! God bless!
Thank you Heather so much! God is GOOD! XO
I have never heard that before. Ladybugs are cute as ever but a nuisance for me. They love to cling to our log home and dive bomb you when you try to enter or leave. They are always teasing the dog and driving her crazy. LOL
Yes they can be annoying for sure..but cute and good luck none the less:)
So happy about your mom and son…
the candle is adorable.
So glad your Mother is doing better and good luck to both your sons. Cute Lady Bug candle!
First of all, I am so happy that your mom is out of rehab…such great news….then congrats to your son in getting into Clemson…love Clemson…my son spent many summers there at soccer camp!….such a beautiful campus!….and must say that I enjoyed learning about lady bugs…and your lady bug is adorable!….Glad you are having some great news now!!
Very Cool Shirley! Thank you so much for your love and support always. XO