My fondness for ladybugs is a secret held between my childhood and me. It was the nickname my Mom used during the years it was just us against the world. When she called me “Ladybug”, I knew she was happy … well, maybe content would be more accurate. I knew that I was safe and cherished. I knew how it felt to be a little girl with fairytale dreams. Some days, I wish to hear that name, again.