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  • My grandmother or as she is known to her 26 and counting grandchildren, Nana, died on January eighth, 2004, my sixth birthday. Since then I have always had a connection with her, when I was scared or felt alone I would see dragonflies or get a whiff of her perfume. Lately I have been seeing more dragonflies and getting more whiffs of her perfume. Just the other day I was babysitting for a special needs kid who was a handful, and his father had just finished telling me how there were bears in the neighborhood. When I was playing outside with this kid I was super nervous something was going to happen, there were dogs barking wildly and I was on high alert. Then I saw 10 or so dragonflies flying around me and I was instantly calmed knowing that my Nana was watching over me and bringing me calmness even when I was absolutely terrified. I didn't get to know my Nana that well but just knowing that we share this special bond, because she died on my birthday, and that she is my guardian angel helps me breathe a little easier. Coming up is the tenth year she will be gone, I just hope that there will be dragonflies then too.
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