The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ~Rabindranath Tagore
I have been researching butterflies thanks to my many sightings. This morning I saw three more, a pair on the way to take Jack to vbs, then a singular yellow butterfly on my way home. Butterflies have a very short life span, actually. I have looked up myths about butterflies and every culture has a different belief. The chinese feel they bring luck, An Irish blessing goes: "May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun, and find your shoulder to light on To bring you luck, happiness and riches today, tomorrow and beyond." The Greeks believed that a new human soul was born each time an adult butterfly emerged from its cocoon.
I am not a huge sign believer until now. I am not sure what all these butterflies mean, but I am going to take it as a gift. They are beautiful and I feel special seeing them everywhere this week. I can only hope and pray they are somehow a special sign about our adoption. As the quote says above, butterflies do count only moments, they are not here for long. I have each day to create memories with my children, and am trying to not wish the days away until I can see Leah's face, hold her, just get on that plane and go get her!! I will try to live for today, hope for tomorow and pray for my baby girl.
Do you believe in signs? Did you have any on your adoption journey or on other journeys in life?
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