Light Notes: Found ‘Pennies From Heaven’ Bring More Than Memories

By Lucy Luginbill
Tri-City Herald

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Lucy Luginbill shares her life-long connection with her grandmother whom she is still spiritually connecting with years after her passing.

Tri-City Herald

It didn’t add up. And yet, there stood the jar of pennies on the bedroom dresser.

“When I was a little girl, Grammy would always say, ‘You need to pick up those pennies from heaven,’ ” Stacy Hall said, reminiscing as tears spilled at the memory. “Because then we would think about that person.”

But in June of 2012 it was Stacy’s grandmother who was gone, and that’s when pennies appeared one-by-one.

“I’d find them in the morning in the same spot,” the Richland, Wash., resident said, thinking back to the copper coins nestled in the carpet near her clothes closet. “And I’d think, ‘She’s OK’ or I’d think about something she had said. It depended on the moment.”

To this clear-thinking elementary school teacher, and former television reporter, finding the pennies from time to time had to have a logical explanation. In some ways, she felt her faith was in conflict with the idea that money could just drop from heaven.

“Either my husband Jim is dropping a lot of pennies or … .” Stacy’s voice trailed at the thought. “So I decided to put them in a jar.”

It’s the kind of story featured in the pages of Guideposts magazine’s Mysterious Ways section; events that are more than mere coincidences and seem to point to God’s love. In this instance, the pennies, only discovered at home, brought encouragement and special remembrances to a grieving granddaughter, one who had a lifelong relationship with her sweet “Grammy.”

“At the end, we knew she was going to die,” Stacy said, thinking back on the difficult moment. “Grammy asked me, ‘Is this hard for you?’ “

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