Yesterday I had a realization, I will call it my butterfly moment. Soon my mother’s birthday will be coming up. Her birthday is May 12th, though she died fifteen years ago, in 1997. Each year on her birthday and Mother’s Day I do something special either at her grave or at my house. I either plant flowers she would love, or I buy and light a candle in a scent she would have enjoyed or I put something special on her grave that would make her smile. This year I wanted to do something special for her grave, as I will be in Indiana where she was buried. I have been contemplating this for three weeks, wanting just the right memento.
I knew I could wander through the garden shops in the area and eventually I’d find a sweet treasure. I also knew I wanted something particularly beautiful, durable for the weather, easy enough to display at her grave and something that wasn’t exorbitantly expensive. That’s a pretty big list of desires to place on one item. I thought it might be a challenge, but I prayed about it. I asked that I be guided, that my angels help me find just the right memento that mom would have loved, and will love from heaven.
I had looked around a bit at Michaels last week and I found nothing that seemed both durable and beautiful, everything felt too kitschy. I looked at a garden shop and found nothing that felt appropriate, lots of pretty, glitzy garden things but not quite what I desired. I prayed about it again and I let it go. Yesterday I went to the Botanical garden with my family to see the Malaysian Butterfly exhibit Afterwards as I walked toward the exit and seating area I noticed through the gift shop window a display of garden decor.
I went into to the shop and examined the garden items, again they were not quite what I wanted. These offered no color and were just made of a copper colored metal and a few dull colors. I kept wandering, knowing the gift shop had many beautiful things. Then I saw it, a sturdy, delicate butterfly stake that was made with a mosaic of purple and green glass inside the strong metal body that would hold up to the weather and offer the beauty and grace I desired. I hadn’t spent a lot of time searching, in just a couple minutes of looking it stood out and it fit my entire list of desires.
It Will Show itself and Be a Perfect Fit
I bought it, and I brought it home. As I looked at it and admired it’s beauty I said a prayer of thanks for my angels guiding me so easily to exactly the right gift to place on mom’s grave. It was then that I had my Butterfly realization, my overseas job will fit into place in the very same way. As I wait to learn where I will be hired I have moments of frustration. I hear from schools with interest and then I wait, and I wait some more. The butterfly realization showed me that my prayers will be answered in just the same way. I have shared with my angels my list of desires ( A safe, dog friendly location, a good school, preferably in Europe and a good salary.) Now it’s time to let the angels assist, the right job will show it’s self and just like the butterfly I found yesterday it will be a perfect fit.