On The Wing’s Of Love Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

I was taking in the warmth of the sunshine cascading through the windows in the veranda when I heard the sound of the tune, “On Top of the World.”  This sound was coming from the musical, love bird figurine that is placed inside of my glass hutch for display and safe keeping. It had belonged to my parents. A keepsake they had gotten to represent their 50th anniversary of marriage. It didn’t play long; just a few seconds. But long enough to catch my attention.

The day before, I heard the tune “Anniversary Waltz” coming from a musical-photo frame of my parents. This is also displayed in another part of my home. On the outside of that frame it shows the symbol 40th anniversary. This played long enough for me to hear it and stopped.

Two days before, I was outside enjoying an unusually warm March day. I was finally going through piles of papers of my parents. I had been putting this task off for years. I thought it would help my mind set to do this task outside while breathing in the fresh spring air. It wasn’t long and an astounding moment happened.  A glorious butterfly fluttered around my head with wonderment and beauty. It stopped for awhile along side of me. My whole soul came alive. I knew instantly who the butterfly represented. It had distinctive,one of a kind, array of colors. I had never seen a butterfly like it.  It was too early in the season for a butterfly to appear but that didn’t cross my mind until I watched it disappear. I was grateful for being able to sense the warmth of that moments love.

All of these reminders of love were surrounding me not magically but spiritually. To make me aware that when I go deep into lonely thoughts of missing loved ones that I am not truly ever alone. They continue to be with me. When I forget, they make their presence known.

The butterfly symbols change, transformation and celebration. The ancient Greek word for “butterfly” is ψυχή (psȳchē), which primarily means soul or mind. Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

Stop, look, be silent and listen. Feel the presence of God and our loved ones that surround and carry us through our daily life. I hope a butterfly flutters by and visits you soon. Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  The heavenly spirit is closer than we realize; renewing,transforming and refreshing us with new life!

Happy Easter from both of us, Rosie and Gavin

16 Responses

  1. Christina Blomberg

    How wonderful….
    I cant find words… They are not needed..
    Yours words were as clear as if I was looking at a painting.
    Im so happy for you to get this greeting from *the other side*

  2. Deb

    Spring . . . Easter . . . butterflies . . . probably your favorite season, yes?

    Have a blessed day tomorrow . . . and enjoy the season!

  3. Maggie Eberle

    That message makes my heart feel the love for those who have passed before me. They are always with us in one way or another. We never forget them and they never forget us!

  4. Ann

    How lovely!
    Your gift of paying attention and sharing what comes forth is a gift to all of us.
    Thank you.
    Have a blessed and happy Easter,

  5. Sharon

    Brian and I are inspired by your article. Thank you for sharing your experience. We like your reminder to take time to “stop, look, be silent and listen”. We, too, might be amazed at what we see or hear!


    1. Gavin and Rosie

      How lovely to hear you were both inspired. That makes me smile. Thank you.
      Sharon, something happened to me twenty-five years ago, on this date, that changed my life. I knew at that moment that I only had to “listen” and the rest falls into place by God.

  6. Trudy

    Beautifully written.. I love it.. I smiled and tears rolling at the same time. Your parents presence surround you .. :o) Its great how God sends a butterfly to you.. and you know who it was.. Amen… Rosie… have you written books ???? If not, you need to start girlfriend!!!

    1. Gavin and Rosie

      Trudy, thank you for your lovely message. I am pleased you were touched. It was a beautiful moment!

      I have realized that after seeing the bright lights in 1998 and given “new life” …. that I need to share.

      I appreciate and thank you for encouraging me to share even more than I do!

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