Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Beautiful butterflies and mom

I have always loved butterflies, but now they have a different meaning to me and you will probably be seeing a lot of them in my cards in the future. Here is the reason.

Two and half weeks before my mom passed, my sister flew into Dallas to see her. Mom was still in the hospital at this point, so I drove my sister over to see her. When Anna walked in the room, she asked mom if she knew who she was and mom replied, "sure, you're my butterfly." Then she said "nah....your Anna".

Then, when we were deciding on a burial plot for mom, and had found the perfect spot, we turned around and there was a Monarch butterfly flitting around. I told my family that was our sign that mom approved of her resting place.

Mom had not yet passed at this point, but when she did pass, she was wearing a nightgown with butterflies all over it and every day for a week after mom's passing, we either saw a butterfly or would come upon one on a card or craft item that she had made or recieved. So butterflies will forever hold another meaning for me.

Today's creative inspiration comes from the greatest person I have ever had the priviledge of knowing. My mom!

Here is the first two cards of many that will include butterflies.

I know that some people may not believe in signs, but I sure do and I love that mom chose the butterfly as her sign to us. Butterflies are free and move with such beauty and grace, something mom had been able to do before cancer robbed her body of the ability. I love and miss you mom!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by my little piece of the world. I hope you feel inspired by what you see and have a great day!!!!



Bonnie (eggette) said...

Wonderful story you have shared Becky! and wonderful butterfly cards!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Gorgeous cards and I love your beautiful!

AnnMarie said...

I believe in signs too! Thanks for sharing your story! I love butterflies! They are such happy little creatures! : )

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

Hi Becky. I have just discovered your blog and I am so glad I have found you ! Your cards are stunning. So sorry to hear your sad news but you must keep up your fantastic work. You Mum would be VERY proud of you.

Take care,

Jo x

Vicki Sullivan said...

What a wonderful, physical sign, by which to remember your mom. Every time you see a butterfly you will think a happy thought of your mom. God Bless you!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh Becky, what a beautiful story. I'm so sorry I've been gone for so long and didn't know your mom had passed. I'm so sorry. big hugs to you and thank you so much for sharing this wonderful story!!! Oh, and I definitely believe in signs!!! HUGS!!

Theresa said...

What a lovely story of your mom. Your cards are so beautiful!

tiggertastic said...

My goodness hun, you made me fill up reading your post. Looking forward to seeing more butterflies on your work sweetheart.

Hugs Sarahx

Shirley said...

Becky, both of these are just beautiful. Your creativity is just wonderful. I can't pick a favorite!

Angel said...

i'm just now reading this and it is so touching. i absolutely do believe in signs, so i understand completely what you mean. beautiful cards!!


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