My fascination with ladybugs began when I saw the movie Under the Tuscan Sun:
The woman’s quest for finding her soul mate, sparked hope that I could find my love and live a beautiful life. I developed this fairy tale that when I met the man I was supposed to marry lady bugs would surround me. Well it came true. Ever since I met my husband lady bugs have surrounded us, we even watched a beautiful display of shooting stars the night we confessed our love for each other. Hundreds of lady bugs were at our wedding.
Lady bugs land on me and my boys. We take turns back and forth letting them crawl on us. We have even had a few lady bugs as house pets. Such joy comes from this simple reminder that a beautiful life full of love and family can be possible.
These little creatures are considered a sign of luck and fortune all over the world. A legend is known that during the Middle Ages a major infestation of bugs devastated Europe. So the farmers prayed to the Virgin Mary. Shortly after, small red beetles appeared and saved the harvest! The farmers called these insects “The Beetles of Our Lady”, later became known as“Lady Bugs”.
And they are a farmers best friend, notorious for devouring pests (average of one lady bug eating 1,000 aphids in one day) which keeps a garden healthy. In some cultures, the sight of a ladybug fortells a bountiful harvest, good weather or a good luck omen.
Do you believe in soul mates? Is there a reoccurring good luck omen in your life?