Butterflies are free…..

I am going out on a limb with this post. To some of you it will seem silly, to some stupid, and I imagine a few might even like it. Here goes..

Ever since my dad passed away last month, I have been seeing butterflies whenever I run. Now normally I would never even pay attention. But somewhere I read that loved ones can manifest themselves in things around us to get our attention. Now whether or not this is true, who knows. I just have noticed that whenever I’m out running, I seem to be chased by TWO butterflies every time.  Now I’m sure that it’s highly coincidental, but those two insects seem to show up every time I stop to walk, and sometimes fly along beside me. I like to think of these as my parents, cheering me on. I know it sounds weird, and silly, but it is motivating to me, so I guess I’ll keep thinking it’s my parents, helping and encouraging me along. 

9/14/12 Note: I found out yesterday that the Monarch butterfly is the symbol for Hospice.. something that I did not know. And.. the wonderful person that shared that with me was my father’s favorite nurse at the hospice center.  That warms my heart! 🙂 🙂 🙂 
This article was originally posted by Louise Cunningham on Runnersramblings.com.


One response to “Butterflies are free…..”

  1. Jen says:

    Not weird at all. I completely get it and I find comfort in this.