Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Yellow Butterflies

They are my new favorite thing. In the past week we have had a few run ins with a yellow butterfly. It has happened to both Trisha, Elaine and Chris & me. This yellow butterfly follows you around and it's happened at our house, the memorial garden and my Mother in Laws house. I think it's a bittersweet sign from Nolan. I never saw yellow butterflies in Florida before Nolan.

So then I was thinking... I got a nice card from AJ(cousin) 2 weeks ago and she included a cutout construction paper butterfly with Nolan's name on it that was used in her Mom's kindergarten class. Her kindergarten class was praying for Nolan in their butterfly garden when we first found out he was sick. I thought it was super sweet and very moving that strangers in Canada were praying for our unborn baby. So anyways, since Nolan going to Heaven, her Mom sent her the butterfly cutout to send to me and..... this butterfly just happens to be YELLOW.

Gosh I miss you Nolan. I was never a huge fan of butterflies before, but this all has a new meaning now.

10 comments:

cmatsukes said...

Oh that is so sweet yes I do think angels in heaven show us signs they are still with us. I love butterflies they are just so free.
I think Nolan is showing you he is still with you. It is a beautiful thing that Nolan is so special.

cathy said...

Butterflies signify change and new life.. very appropriate and sweet :)

ryansmom said...

Ashley, I got goose bumps reading your post. I too have had similar things happen. I truly believe Nolan is sending you a sign from heaven. He's letting you know that he's still with you and safe in the loving arms of God. That was so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Shannon said...

I love this story! How sweet.

Katy said...

Our family truly believes in butterfiles as signs as those visiting us from beyond. And not that Nolan would be visiting US, but, honest to God, Brett and I saw a yellow butterfly this past Saturday. Brett started chasing it.

Lisa (Jasper's Mommy) said...

Those little yellow butterflies is what I have always loved most about Florida or at least where I live (near Ocala) They are everywhere here. I'm so happy that Nolan is sending them to you, sweet butterfly hello's it is always a very special gift when we get them.

Mrs. Mother said...

I definitely think we get signs from our angels. For us, it's dragonflies, because I had a poem about dragonflies read at Jenna's memorial. That day, we were in the cemetery at my grandmother's grave, and we saw two dragonflies, flitting around, as if they were playing with each other. I said it was my granny and Jenna, letting us know they were together and happy.

Aspen said...

Ashley that is so beautiful! You are lucky to have such an amazing angel looking out for you. :)

Kimberly said...

That is so special. I truly believe Nolan keeps sending you these little signs.

Laura said...

very sweet! Nolan is DEFINATELY with you