We love ladybugs!
A few years ago, Nana gave Lily a ladybug ornament for her garden and although it's in need of a spruce up in the paint department, it still sits in our garden reminding of us of Nana.
Not only do we see ladybugs, but they seem to love my kids. They are perfectly content to hang out in the palm of Lily's hand while she counts their spots, or on Jasper's arm, tickling him into giggles. We've even seen a few with no spots, something I've never seen before.
Jasper even tried to eat one...he didn't like it. Of course I was laughing too hard, as he spit it out, to get it on camera!
I'm not a religious person, but I believe in signs, in ritual, in nature, and I like to think the ladybugs in our garden are my mom, Nana, looking down on us. At the least, we see a ladybug every day and we think of all the fun we had with Nana in our garden.