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Tina, Bel Air, MD
My husband passed away in a horrible car accident, heading down to help with Hurricane Katrina. He was the Cheif of our fire company. The day of his funeral, we sounded the last alarm at the fire house for him and a monarch butterfly came out of "no where". This butterfly stayed with me, we arrived at the grave site, and they handed me the flag and his helmet and the butterfly kept flying around me. Everytime I go to where he is buried there are always monarch butterflies around. I released butterflies on his one year "anniversary". It helps me make it through this horrible event
Diane Marlow, Fairview, NC
My niece was visiting her mother in Florida and went into labor just short of being 6 months pregnant. She was admitted into one of the top prenatal hospitals in Florida. They name her Mia Elizabeth McNabb. She was a living miracle. She had to have two intestinal surgeries and survived them. She was doing really well and someone had brought in a viral infection which she caught. She was not strong enough to fight the infection and died. It has been an emotional turmoil for my niece, her husband, and our family. I had been praying to God to give me the direction or a sign to help ease their pain. There is hardly a day that we don't talk about Mia and know that she is an angel of god watching over us. I was blessed to have the opportunity to go and down and see her. She was so beautiful. I truly know what miracles are now. For the little time that she was here, I know that she took such a big part of us but yet left such an impression on so many others about what is important in life. As we all know it is so hard losing a love one so close to the heart. My niece’s friend took a picture of her just before her death. She had a gold heart on her chest to hold the montoring wires that I keep on my file cabinet next to my desk I had been looking at the picture for weeks and still praying everyday to know that she is O.K. and happy in her new home in heaven. I was sitting at my desk and Mia's picture fell off my file cabinet in front of me. I put it back on the file cabinet. I was packing up to go home for the day and a butterfly almost hit me in the face walking out of the building. Then, I was stalled in traffic due to a wreck on the way home. A butterfly was fluttering back and forth across my windshield while I was waiting for traffic to move. When I got home,I fixed me and my husband some supper. It was such a beautiful day that I decided to eat outside on the deck. Suddenly, another butterfly flew across my table back and forth and out over onto a bush. Words just starting coming to me and

I knew that I had to get to my computer and write it down for my niece and her husband. The words were overflowing and I was just typing away. I truly believe that it was a sign from God and Mia (a butterfly angel) that I write this poem for her mom, dad, and us.

MIA ELIZABETH MCNABB – OUR GUARDIAN ANGEL

You came into our lives
For such a short time
You filled our heart with love
That had an endless bound
You open our eyes to miracles
Of the heavenly creations of GOD
You made us realize life treasures
And how precious they truly are
We should not take for granted
For what God has entrust
God’s made you a heavenly angel
To watch over us

God truly showed what angels do
From heaven so far above.
You changed so many lives on earth
And touched us with your heart
Your tiny body showed us strength within
And faith we cannot live without
You left us knowing what God’s Plan for us
Is really all about

We will embrace your every presence
Upon your angel’s wings
We’ll feel your touch in the warmth of sunshine
Hear your whisper in the wind & rain
Watch the birds singing your praises
While butterflies kisses land unseen
Know the beauty of nature around us
To finding peace in the darkest night
You’ll grace us with the brightest star
God’s angel, a hope of light

The sacrifice of losing you is so much pain to bear
But God gave us a greater gift to know your in his care
He knew you gave it all you got and saw beyond our tears,
To take away the suffering & pain of a love one we hold dear
God blessed me with the moments of holding an angel near
But took her back to heaven to whisper in our ears
For all your days are numbered
For the time you have on earth
And when your time is at an end
Embrace our God’s Rebirth
For heaven’s gate will open wide
Where new life will begin
And God will place your angel
Back in your arms again
Maya, UNITED KINGDOM
I gave birth to my daugher in a normal everyday hospital in a local town. From the time I went into the labour room to the time I actually gave birth (9 hours) two beautiful butterflies just stayed together within the room on the wall and on the window, then then disappeared. Two close members of my husbands family had passed away beforehand ..... could it be connected?
Martha, Ashland, MA
My mother passed away last year at the age of 95. Now my mother loved butterflies. Whenever her birthday came we all gave her butterflies. I live near the state park, and frequently walk my dog there. It was March in New England, and there were no flowers out yet, but my dog, Allie, and I went for a walk. Sometimes when I walk I pray, and I was on this day. I saw the black and yellow butterfly land on a rock nearby. I watched this butterfly for a moment, thinking of my mother. I walked toward it, and it flew away, way up into the trees, almost out of sight. Then it turned around, and flew all the way down to me, and landed on my shoulder. Boy was I surprised! Then it flew away. A few days later, walking in the woods, I saw the butterfly again, and it did the same thing, flew up into the sky, and then flew back again and landed on my head! I couldn't help but wonder if this was a sign or what, but on the third trip to the woods, I saw the butterfly again! It was sort of tattered, but it flew up and then flew down and landed on my chest. I am not sure what to make of this. Any input is appreciated.
Marco Bustamante, Thessaloniki, GREECE
We have a pool and today, my sister was out on the balcony, and she said she saw a frog in the pool. We went to check it out, and there right on the edge, just barely clinging on to life, was one of the most beautiful butterflies I've ever seen. I took it out of the water and brought it to my house. I kept it on my finger so that its wings could dry out, and then, when I was least expecting it, it flew off and back into the wild. Now I am inspired and will learn all I can about butterflies.
Kristin, Hendersonville, NC
After my Stepfather passed away in early Spring of 2006, I began seeing black and yellow butterflies everywhere. They seem to come out of nowhere and vanish the same way. Before John passed away, I asked him to give me a sign that he was okay. He promised he would if he could.

When I stepped outside the butterflies would fly over and around me (still do to this day). They fly in front of my car down the road and fly around the car when I was stopped at a traffic light. Sometimes around my house or other people's homes, after they have flown near me, I turn around to look and it's as though they have vanished into thin air.

The most amazing time was when I was doing yard work and took a break by sitting in the garage where it was cooler and shadier. A yellow butterfly came in, sat on the floor in front of me, stayed for a total of about 15 minutes - flying in and out and coming back to rest in the same spot in front of me again. I know in my heart it was John giving me a sign as he promised to do. It was an amazing experience.

I continue to be a magnet for butterflies, and each time one flies near or around me, I feel a deep sense of spirit and reassurance. I hope these "visits" never stop.
Christina Peterpaul, Union, NJ
I was at my favorite park with my little girl Jessica. This butterfly was circling around us. It landed on my daughter's shoulder for a second. Then a few minutes later, it landed on my stomach. It stayed on me even as I walked and talked. It brought such great joy to me. This has never happened to me before. I could not believe it just sat there. It was not frightened of me or my daughter. People were looking at me in the park in amazement. My life is wonderful. What an inspiration this butterfly has brought to my life.
tosommerfugle (Johnnie), Copenhagen, DENMARK
I arrived at my job on a summer day. On the other side of the building, I noticed a butterfly trapped between glass doors. I walked over and let it out. It soared, danced towards the sky, tears in my eyes.

It was almost two weeks after I was acquitted in court, my deeply loved partner had committed suicide for health reasons, with my blessing, while I was in the house. The verdict was highly unusual, the jury found a strange reasoning to be able to avoid convicting me for "not helping her". The case was in the national media (in Denmark), and I had started a blog based on the ethics of the case, titled (in translation) "Suicide of a Butterfly". We had used symbolic butterflies when talking about the sad situation. Letting her go was the right thing to do.

When I got home that night, I found that at just the same time as I let the real butterfly free, an email had arrived, informing me that the prosecution had decided not to appeal the case to a higher court. I was finally sure that I would not be punished for letting my butterfly fly away.

And my blog has a lot of symbolic butterflies. In Danish: http://tosommerfugle.blogspot.com/
Tina, Bel Air, MD
My husband passed away in a horrible car accident, heading down to help with Hurricane Katrina. He was the Cheif of our fire company. The day of his funeral, we sounded the last alarm at the fire house for him and a monarch butterfly came out of "no where". This butterfly stayed with me, we arrived at the grave site, and they handed me the flag and his helmet and the butterfly kept flying around me. Everytime I go to where he is buried there are always monarch butterflies around. released butterflies on his one year "anniversary". It helps me make it through this horrible event
Diane Marlow, Fairview, NC
My niece was visiting her mother in Florida and went into labor just short of being 6 months pregnant. She was admitted into one of the top prenatal hospitals in Florida. They named her Mia Elizabeth McNabb. She was a living miracle. She had to have two intestinal surgeries and survived them. She was doing really well and someone had brought in a viral infection which she caught. She was not strong enough to fight the infection and died. It has been an emotional turmoil for my niece, her husband, and our family. I had been praying to God to give me the direction or a sign to help ease their pain.

There is hardly a day that we don't talk about Mia and know that she is an angel of god watching over us. I was blessed to have the opportunity to go and down and see her. She was so beautiful. I truly know what miracles are now. For the little time that she was here, I know that she took such a big part of us but yet left such an impression on so many others about what is important in life. As we all know it is so hard losing a love one so close to the heart. My niece’s friend took a picture of her just before her death. She had a gold heart on her chest to hold the montoring wires that I keep on my file cabinet next to my desk I had been looking at the picture for weeks a nd still praying everyday to know that she is O.K. and happy in her new home in heaven. I

was sitting at my desk and Mia's picture fell off my file cabinet in front of me. I put it back on the file cabinet. I was packing up to go home for the day and a butterfly almost hit me in the face walking out of the building. Then, I was stalled in traffic due to a wreck on the way home. A butterfly was fluttering back and forth across my windshield while I was waiting for traffic to move. When I got home,I fixed me and my husband some supper. It was such a beautiful day that I decided to eat outside on the deck. Suddenly, another butterfly flew across my table back and forth and out over onto a bush. Words just starting coming to me and I knew that I had to get to my computer and write it down for my niece and her husband.

The words were overflowing and I was just typing away. I truly believe that it was a sign from God and Mia (a butterfly angel) that I write this poem for her mom, dad, and us.

MIA ELIZABETH MCNABB – OUR GUARDIAN ANGEL

You came into our lives
For such a short time
You filled our heart with love
That had an endless bound
You open our eyes to miracles
Of the heavenly creations of GOD
You made us realize life treasures
And how precious they truly are
We should not take for granted
For what God has entrust
God’s made you a heavenly angel
To watch over us

God truly showed what angels do
From heaven so far above.
You changed so many lives on earth
And touched us with your heart
Your tiny body showed us strength within
And faith we cannot live without
You left us knowing what God’s Plan for us
Is really all about

We will embrace your every presence
Upon your angel’s wings
We’ll feel your touch in the warmth of sunshine
Hear your whisper in the wind & rain
Watch the birds singing your praises
While butterflies kisses land unseen
Know the beauty of nature around us
To finding peace in the darkest night
You’ll grace us with the brightest star
God’s angel, a hope of light

The sacrifice of losing you is so much pain to bear
But God gave us a greater gift to know your in his care
He knew you gave it all you got and saw beyond our tears,
To take away the suffering & pain of a love one we hold dear
God blessed me with the moments of holding an angel near
But took her back to heaven to whisper in our ears
For all your days are numbered
For the time you have on earth
And when your time is at an end
Embrace our God’s Rebirth
For heaven’s gate will open wide
Where new life will begin
And God will place your angel
Back in your arms again
Kelly, Stanton, KY
I have always loved butterflies and felt that they had meaning. Today I went to my grandparents farm and when I reached the end of the gravel driveway I saw something moving and stopped. When I stopped about 30 or 40 butterflies flew up from the spot and surrounded my car. I just stayed where I was as they circled around and then finally drifted further away. When I went to the spot after getting out of the car there were 3 left .I reached to touch them and two flew away, the 3rd finally moved and kept circling me over and over until I walked away.I just thought that this was beautuiful and it filled me with hope.
Sue, AUSTRALIA
Butterflies come to me all the time and in the most unusual and unexpected places. This has been happening for a few years. I am wondering if there is some meaning to this. Does anyone know? I would really like an explanation. Everywhere I go, butterflies come to me. Many times I have had up to 8 blue butterflies floating around my body, all in a group. I looked outside my bedroom window just last week and could hardly believe what I saw. There were hundreds and I mean hundreds of tiny bright yellow butterflies flitting around outside my window. I was so entranced I grabbed my video camera and taped them. Another time I was out on the Great Barrier Reef with friends, there was no land in sight all around only the ocean when suddenly a single large butterfly came close enough for me to reach out and touch and then flittered away. How the butterfly got there I will never know. I was amazed. I strongly believe there is a reason for these occurences. I just wish I knew what it was. No matter where I go butterflies come to me. My husband and sister have noticed this phenomenon too. The butterflies dont go to anyone else, they only come to me. I feel blessed. I don't know why. It is all very odd.
Sharon D, USA
MY dad passed away in July 2007. Before his passing I asked him to please send me a sign if he could letting me know he is okay and is still here with me.

When arriving home after his funeral, I started to see butterflies, every day! I took that as a sign from my father. About a month after his death, and after seeing at least 2 butterflies a day, I moved out of the state. In the new place I didn't see a single butterfly. I sat on my couch looking out the window, crying my eyes out and yelled out, "Please, just send me one sign" at that moment right before my eyes, a butterfly came and flew to my window and fluttered around in my sight for almost the rest of the day! I knew it was my dad sending me a message. Since then, I have recieved sign after sign that my father's spirit is with me, and that he has been recreated in heaven and is free from any and all his pain.

One thing that happend to me is interesting. I had always contemplated getting a tatoo, but was never really sure what i wanted. After my experience with the butterflys, I knew I wanted a butterfly. I asked for a yellow one, since that was the color I always saw. The tatoo artist said yellow wouldnt show up well, so I told him to choose a color, and it had to be beautiful. He did a great job, and he chose the color turquoise blue. about a month later I went to visit with my mom, and before I had the chance to show her the tatoo, she said, "I have something for you". My dad had found a butterfly in the garage and he had framed it. My mom handed it to me and said" I want you to have this" I stood in complete shock as I looked at the perfectly framed TURQUOISE BLUE butterfly! just another sign! I used to be a sceptic, but since I have opened up and have really become sensitive to the things around me, It has been amazing to see how your loved ones really can connect with you even though they aren't physically here on the earth with you. I miss my Dad so much but being open to his signs has really been amazing and has helped give me peace.
Pattie, Luling LA
On my Mom's first birthday after she had passed away, I was at recess with my class & a fellow teacher with her class.

I told my co-worker that "today Mom would have been 80 years old. Her favorite thing was butterflies." The split second I said "butterflies" a huge out of nowhere Monarch landed on my left arm.

The other teacher began to cry I was just trying to keep the butterfly from flying off so I was still.

Won't ever forget that what are the odds on Mom's birthday when she loved butterflies one would land on me.
Faith Varner, St., Louis, MO
My daughter Sierra Varner was killed 8/26/2007. I was always very open and candid with my kids about after life, as we are Christians. The same day she passed, family members poured into the house and patio, carrying on laughing and talking. I was on my patio swing with a childhood friend and my son, Brandan by my side. There was an empty chair where a big beautiful Monarch Butterfly appeared, just sitting there opening and closing its wings. I knew from previous information that butterflies were a symbol of spiritual afterlife. I showed it to my son, it didn't move in the midst of all the commotion, just stayed there. I then had a dream of her, and I told her to be a good Angel as I hugged her and told her to watch over her two kids Aysia 4 and Ayana 2. She said I will both times.

I have had dreams of loved ones who passed on and was able to communicate with them and also shared this with my kids. I asked her what would be the symbols of her presence, she said with a smile ... Butterflies and Old School. That was a definite connection, for I always played old 70's, and 80's music that I loved while with them. As well as Christian and Jazz and older music. This week has been a rough one for me, today I was in Walmart and found a Sun Visor for the front window with butterflies all over it, my sister had found car butterfly decals (these decals had been heavily on my mind the past week) and when I got home my cousin had sent a gold butterfly necklace in the mail, that was the same shape as the decals for the car.

There was a butterfly ring that I had my eye on, not buying it because I hadnt been back to work just yet, and financially tight. It had been on my mind for a whole week, the pretty hot pink stone was on sell, which was her color, not the dark blue one. I went back out the the mall in the pouring rain one week later to purchase it, and it was still there. Exact fit....

God is good all the time, our loved ones who has passed on are around us, just in a different manner. Capture the precious moments and make it special while they are living, so when they pass on you will know their presence....Be Blessed
Mary, Lakehills, TX
Richard, my younger brother was born with Downs Syndrome. He was the sweetest person you could ever meet. I've NEVER seen him depressed.

His last few years of life he started going downhill. I had a lot of anxiety worrying about him and visiting him in hospitals and emergency rooms. During the last few months of his life he lived on a roller coaster. He would do well, only to plummet and have to go back to the hospital. But, he always had such a sweet disposition during his entire ordeal.

I couldn't rest and sometimes didn't want to visit him because I didn't want to see him suffer. Honestly, he seemed to be unaware that he was dying and enjoyed his visitors and favorite music up until his last day.

I received a call a few hours after April Fools day had passed. Without answering the phone, I already knew my brother had passed. I live out in the country and sat outside on my porch sobbing and wondering where my brother was now. With mom gone, I felt like a mom would. Was he in heaven? Was he with our mom, dad and sister?

I felt it wasn't fair for him to suffer and had spent a lot of time questioning God. Why did my sweet brother have to suffer? Why was he delivered a double whammy of having Downs Syndrome, then being diagnosed with Dementia? Life didn't make sense.

A few days later before his visitation service, I sat outside and after a while I saw this huge dark butterfly with various color hover over the ground about six to eight inches before landing, then hovering and landing again. My land had nothing a butterfly would want. No flowers. This butterfly kept at it though. I thought to myself, "this butterfly must be retarded, there is nothing here for him to eat". I felt ashamed that I had thought this. I then realized that this butterfly was my sign that Richard was okay. The butterfly swung around and landed on the ground less than three feet to my left. I turned to face him, as he faced me. I mouthed, "Ricky, is that you?" The butterfly suddenly flew upwards and no longer hovered over the earth. I tried to follow him but he was gone.

A few minutes later, I went inside do my dishes. I hadn't planned on looking outside my kitchen window. Movement on the oak tree outside got my attention. A bird with an orange crest on his head was looking inside my kitchen window straight at me. The bird left. I looked outside again and saw a Blue Jay, and male and female red robins.

I checked yesterday and the male and female partners are looking for a place to nest on the oak tree outside my kitchen window.

The visitation of the butterfly and the birds made my anxiety over my brother go away. My brother is Okay.
Becky Sciko, Willowick, OH
My mom was dying of cancer. We knew she was going to die and one day I asked her that when she got to heaven would she send me a butterfly. She said "sure, there must be a lot up there."

The morning she died, I wasn't thinking about it. But my sister and I went to get some of her clothes ready for the funeral. While looking through her jewelry, my sister came to me with a butterfly broach that I never saw my mom where, but she said "this is for you." That was the first one.

My mom died in November. That Christmas I was going to my daughter's recital at her preschool. As I entered the church, where it was, I sat down and started to realize that the whole church was decorated in butterflies for Christmas. I thought "butterflies for Christmas? Thanks Mom!"

Then my girlfriend came to me that same time and handed me a brown paper bag that she had found in her attic that she never knew was there. It was filled with silver, sparkling butterfly tree ornaments. When do you see butterflies at Christmas? I do every year now!

My dad came to me with an old jewelry box that was in my old bedroom when I lived there. He said look through it. Inside was a cross pendent with a butterfly on it. Never knew I had it. I already had a cross that I wore, but now I have one with a butterfly that is with me every day.

I really could go on. There are so many more butterflies. It's been 3 years. But butterflies are a symbol of resurrection. How they are cocooned and then emerge as beautiful creatures that can fly up to God. I did not know this when I asked her for one. Even now when I am blue a butterfly will come my way.

Thanks Mom for all the butterflies. Little did I know that when I asked you that day just how many there are up there!!!!
Sandra C., Vallejo, CA
In 2004 while in a swimming pool in Sacramento with my kids and husband, a brown butterly - with about a 3" spread wing span was flying from the other end of the pool and headed towards me. It made a quick swoop near my face and suddenly flew away. I was wondering why of all the people in the pool why it picked to swoop in front of my face.

A week after that, my uncle passed away. Last year in August out in the front lawn, I noticed a small brown butterfly fluttering by the plants beside the gate as I walked past it. It suddenly reminded me of the butterfly I saw in Sacramento and I am thinking who could it be now this time. After a week, my aunt died.

Last month while vacationing in one of the islands in the Philippines, I was at a lounge chair beside the pool under a coconut tree. Suddenly a large butterly colored blue, black & brown - about 3" spread wing span appeared and fluttered near me. I was trying to be still waiting if it is also going to swoop near my face while I am saying to myself, "I don't really want to hear any bad news right now especially while I'm away on vacation." It flew close to me and then flew away.

That was March 1, 2008. Two days ago, on April 1, 2008 my mother-in-law passed away. I am now trying to see if I can find some explanations on the internet about butterflies and messages of death and that's when I found this site.
Carol, Valentine, NE
One day, I was canoeing on the Niobrara River, Nebraska. I live in a small town called Valentine (The name is not made up.) I accidentally slammed into a rock and created a hole in my canoe that my grandfather had given me the day he died. I was extremely upset, looking at the mangled canoe that he had hand-carved, and broke down into tears.

Just then, a pretty swallowtail landed on my finger and started to uncurl its tongue to lick up the tears on my finger. I was very moved, and he let me know that life was going to be okay and that my grandfather up in heaven really wasn't mad at me. I smiled, ran my hand along the smooth wood, and struggled to hold back tears as I gently put the canoe out to go to the trash. It could not be fixed.

All I can say is that the swallowtail made my day better and comforted me greatly!
Stacie Heather Torres, Lake Worth, FL
I am just completely amazed by my experience with a butterfly. Recently my family & I lost my younger sister Melissa in a tragic car accident. At the time of her death I had experience with a flock of 80-100 black bird with ONE white dove flying center. Its been a little over 2 months..and we are having to go through a rough custody battle to gain access to visitation for my nephew. I stepped out front last night and saw a butterfly it was still in a bush. I said out loud to my husband "Oh it's Melissa , come on Melis show me a sign things will be okay & that your still with us by flapping your wings" She did, then I reached out & she flew up to my face sort of touched it & then flew around me. My husband took pictures. We went back outside about hour later to find the butterfly still there. She followed us in. I feel like this was really my sister letting me SHE IS HERE IN SPIRIT, and things with Isaiah (her son) will work out.
Mary, Bethlehem, NH
Well Back in june of 2006, It was going to be a good month, I was on my way to NY to my daughter's as she was going to behaving her son on June 8th of 2006. I called my husban to tell him I was almost there, which it took 10 hours to get there from where we lived, I then called my daughter to tell her I was lost, As I drove away I remember saying to myself that my son should be almost home from work, At that point something came over me, and thought "What if I get a phone call to say he was in a car accident". I quickly got that out of my head, I made it to my daughter's, and not a hour later did I get that the phone call from my husband, my son at the age of 19 was killed.

We had put a cross up at yhe site where this happened. One day about a month later my husband and I went there and there was this most beautiful perfect dragonfly sitting at the very top of his cross. Now I didnt pay much attention to this till I went there three days in row and it was still there in the same spot. Well the third day I went it wasn't there. I remember saying "Please If this was a sign from heaven just fly by me once". God gave me the most perfect gift. That dragonfly flew down and landed. Not only did it land on the cross but went on my hand and just sat still for about 3 minutes. Since then our family has encounted special moments with the dragonfly.
Arlene Bantugan, Balanga. Bagac, PHILIPPINES
I like butterfly`s because their beautiful. They free to fly and to live, sometimes I ask my father if have a paradise of butterfly and I want to go there being a fairy of them, and my father said that I am crazy of that funny question, yap really I thinking of them. You know my room have a butterfly`s hanging on the wall,from my exchange gift i receive a butterfly kit and my boyfriend gave me a butterfly key chain. I proud of, because I was near to the butterfly so that, I want plenty of butterflies to collect.
Amanda, Clay City
In the Summer of 2007 my step-father suddenly became very ill and it was discovered his liver was failing. He was in a lot of pain and having terrible swelling and making frequent trips to the hospital. He died in August on the day of finally getting the official diagnosis that he had a rare form of liver cancer. We were all so shocked and heartbroken.

On the day of the funeral butterflies were darting in and out of the veranda at the funeral home. After the service, as we drove the 15 minutes to the grave site, the butterflies trailed the car that my mother was riding in. As we pulled in the cemetery, one butterfly landed on the vehicle, flattened out it’s wings and road until the car made it’s way round to the other side. As my mother got out and walked toward her seat, the butterfly landed on her shoulder briefly and then flew away.

The next day a butterfly followed my Mom in the foyer of a store and landed once again on her shoulder. She called me immediately to share the news. Both of these experiences gave comfort and a sense of hope to her and the rest of my family. And the blessings continued. I joined my mother on the porch the following Sunday for some coffee. After a few minutes, we looked up and a dove sat perched in the corner of the porch and stayed with us for several minutes before flying to a nearby tree. It seemed to be watching over us. We remarked in wonder and tears that my step-dad was with us and would continue to watch over us.
Miss Sarah Bryce, Plymouth, Devon, ENGLAND
I am Sarah. My auntie Carol passed away in 2006 through having cancer. I have always loved butterflies and on one particular day a black and orange one flew in my kitchen onto the window. As I stood looking at this beautiful butterfly I felt a cold chill and I could smell my auntie's perfume, I felt like she was in the room with me I still do.
Kaylee Brickey, Ardmore, OK
When my grandmother passed away in June of 2007 my mom told me that anytime she saw a butterfly my granny would tell her it was an angel watching over her. Sso anytime I see a butterfly I know that it is my grandmother.
Nikki, Boardman, OH
My grandma died on August 3,2007. Before she passed away we put her in hospice house. She was there for about a week. We all got our one on one time with her. About three days before she passed they put a butterfly on her door. The butterfly is to let the other families know that the time is near and to show respect for the family. My whole family stayed there we never left.

The morning that she passed we took her off her oxygen and they wheeled the whole bed outside. She always loved to be outside. That afternoon she passed away. All of a sudden my ran outside. About 5 minutes later he came in and said there's a butterfly outside. Him and my aunt go out to see it. About 15 minutes later my brother went to see my mom who was in the family area talking to the pastor and he goes ""mom look at that butterfly!"" So they go out with my aunt and uncle. The Butterfly had been out there for a half an hour before I went out there. About 5 minutes after me my other aunt and grandpa walked over. The butterfly had its wings spread way out and was letting us get 2 inches from it so we could take pictures of it. It had moved to about 3 different flowers. The butterfly looked exactly like the one on her door.

After the butterfly left my aunt told us that when she had her one on one time with my grandma she told her that when you get to heaven send us a butterfly to let us know you and Wendi are ok. Wendi is my cousin who died October 6, 2006 at the age of 25 from a drunk driver and butterflies were Wendi's favorite thing.

That Sunday after my grandma past we were leaving for church which she loved to go to, we saw a butterfly on my sunflowers that I planted. My grandma love flowers and she really lover my sunflowers. On every single butterfly we saw there was I little bit of red on it. My grandma was apart of the Red Hat Society. Now every time we see a butterfly we know it's Grandma and Wendi telling us everything is going to be ok.
Larry McDougald, Brockville, ONT CANADA
Butterflies love Sugarflies , but never tell white lies.

Sierra is a beautiful little girl of seven
She would always ask me about God and Heaven
And at the age of seven

Sarah a sister of 3
Was always busy
As a sister could be
She fell one day
And scrapped her knee
But always knew daddy would be there
And comfort me
At the age of three

The love of these two
Would cause a many to wonder
How, who, and where
Two sisters could have so much love for one another

There daddy would show
Each and everyday
Just how much I loved them in everyway
I would tell them about Butterflies
I would tell them about Sugarflies
But always reminded them
Never tell white lies

Daddy would rock them
Sing to them
Comfort them
Just like a daddy should
Butterflies are free to fly
Sugarflies are young and old
They are everywhere
They were told

Sierra would ask
Daddy when can we catch a Sugarfly
Daddy would always say
Sugarflies are here. There, and everywhere
And like Santa Claus
They know everything about you two

Sarah would ask
When can we catch a Butterfly
I want to see one
I want to hold one

Sierra would add
They sound so sweet
They sound so cute

Daddy would always say
When you look at Butterflies
So sweet
So cute
Always pray for a Sugarfly
And never tell white lies
One day you will seev How true I was
And have your very own Sugarfly

And on that day
A butterfly will touch your heart
It will be awesome
It will be cool
And not try to trick you
Cause you’re not a fool

Butterflies are God’s creation
And so are you girls
But always remember
Never tell white lies

The day will come
And you will see
How much you mean to me
Something sweet and oh so true
Will make you happy and not feel blue
I may have even told you

Many times before
How much I love you, and then some more

Yes Sierra and Sarah I am a Sugarfly

Your Dad

I will always love my two little butterflies...
Garden Girl, Long Island, NY
Last summer, I was sitting on my patio, just enjoying the beautiful sunny day, when I loked up at an old privet "tree" which was overhanging the back of my yard. It was a privet that had never been trimmed or pruned & was covered with clusters of creamy white fragrant flowers, giving my garden the aroma of perfume.

I noticed an odd thing up in the treetop, a strange sort of movement that I couldn't identify. Being an avid birdwatcher, I went to get my binoculars to see what was going on.

Much to my surprise, the entire top of the tree was covered by a feeding frenzy of the strikingly colored Red Admiral butterflies! In the 30 years I have lived here, I had never seen anything like it! There must have been hundreds, if not thousands of them, and they also were clinging to my trellises and the side of my home, as well as feeding on the nectar. The bright sun , I think, must have increased the nectar production, making it flow like syrup.

When the wind blew, they would all rise up in a cloud, fluttering above the treetop, and when the wind stopped, they would all settle down again, and resume their frenzied feasting!

They stayed for a while, hanging around my yard for a week or so, dwindling off at the end of the week, to only a few. It had to be one of the most amazing nature events I have ever seen< and I am glad that I found this site to share it with you! I hope you enjoy my little story.
Auwie, PHILIPPINES
I love butterflies a lot. I tried collecting one of it's kind but it would be unselfish on my part if I will keep them in the four cornered box when they can delight and touch more lives. So I decided it would be lot better if people can see them flying freely in the meadows. Butterflies are sweet and can lift weary spirit. They're innocent us a dove but careful us a snake. Love is like a butterfly.

I remember this dream. there was once a butterfly who kept on visiting my garden. The garden became alive and colorful when that butterfly is around. Rainbow showed up on the small pond located beside the fountain. This happen every morning and it really make my day. After it visited my garden it flew to another garden. Then one morning it failed to visit mine. I wonder where did it go. I thought it was busy roaming around. I was wrong. I never got the chance to see it until one day a saw something lying on the grass. I picked it up and to my amazement it is the butterfly I've been waiting for. From the look of it I can tell it was already dead. I cannot help myself but to cry. I pitied this poor creature. I cried because I know this time I have to let go of the butterfly and I will never see it again. what will happened to me and to my garden.

I was in the midst of tears when a soft hand tapped my back. It was my mom and she said "don't cry but be thankful enough because of all the garden in this world it came to visit you everyday and you are so important to it that it decided to die here." My mom is right. Losing love is like losing that butterfly. Love come and go but among those love who came in and out of our life there is one for sure who in someway somehow touched our hearts , made a big impression and encouraged us to do profound changes in our life. We just need to be thankful and feel blessed that kind of love passed our way though it didn't last.