//The Easter Egg

The Easter Egg

07feb15_egg Last week was hard, no question. Lots of grief from places I never would have imagined.

On Wednesday we lost power and the sound of everything shutting off woke me up. It was 5:15 AM. I got up, put a fire on, lit some candles, and sat with our little dog Ozzy on the couch. One of the candles sits in our front window – a special candle for Rehtaeh to find her way home. We fell asleep, me and puggy (Krista was in Toronto). About an hour later I heard glass breaking and found Rehtaeh’s candle broken. I think the glass shattered from the heat.

When the power came back on I began to search for another votive candle holder to replace it with. I found a small one on our fireplace mantle that I thought would work until I can buy a better one. When I picked it up I noticed the candle was sitting on top of something. It was an Easter egg.

I used to hide them all over the house for Rehtaeh to find and always counted the number so none were lost. One year, I think the last year we did this, she couldn’t find one egg. I forgot where I put them all so was no help. She asked in the following months if we ever found that egg. And last Wednesday there it was.

A purple chocolate egg, hidden in a place I won’t notice until I needed to hear from her again.

She was always so thoughtful like that. I put the egg on her table in the living room right beside her Cozumel turtle and glasses.

For a brief moment she was still here and I was allowed to feel her touch, see her smile, and hear her voice.

She let me know she’s okay. Always so thoughtful.


2016-10-21T21:43:09+00:00February 9th, 2015|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , , , , , |9 Comments


  1. Raminder February 26, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    I can feel your love and pain. My heart goes out to you and your family. In tears…

  2. judy metcalf February 10, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    I love Rehtaeh – and your family. So grateful you had a time of peace & comfort.

  3. TM February 10, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    This brought tears to my eyes….

  4. Billy February 10, 2015 at 1:14 am

    Dear Glen,

    I am sorry that you have to continue dealing with petty online harassment from an individual at DND.

    I hope they find them.

  5. Carolyn February 9, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing Glen

  6. Bonnie February 9, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Lovely… what an unmistakable visit! Thanks for sharing that.

  7. Leah February 9, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Energy never dies…it just transforms. she is always there…what a great message she sent

  8. Carol Todd February 9, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Always when we need a glimmer or a sign, something comes through. Your baby girl is watching and taking care of you.

  9. angelo defazio February 9, 2015 at 10:49 am

    This is very beautiful.

Comments are closed.