Things are looking up. The other day, I gave a tour around town to my mom and dad, and as I looked out the car window, I noticed a little friend had decided to join us. A little ladybug. She got lost with me on the way to the lake and witnessed my frantic search for the right street. She watched the orange leaves fall around Molly. She kept vigil while we strolled around the lake and sipped our hot chocolate. She stayed there all day long, perched upon the window, until we reached home again where I saw her fly away.