Sunday, March 13, 2011

Good morning and happy Sunday!!! Did you forget to set your clocks for DST too???? I sure did!
We are back on tract now!

There is a blog hop party going on and awesome goodies for some very lucky winners. The deets are below.

Butterfly Blog Linky Party!!!!!

I'm hoping I get lucky too : )

Usually the blog hops overwhelm me so I rarely enter them. This hits a special place in my heart, so I thought I'd play along for fun and maybe I'll get lucky and win something too!

The reason why is because my mom was Greek and we were very, very, very close and I miss her presence here on earth like I cannot even describe in words. There aren't any, that describe the kind of pain and loss of a parent passing.

The Butterfly in History

The Greek culture believed that when a butterfly released itself from its cocoon, a human soul emerged. They also considered the butterfly to be the soul of loved ones who had passed away. There are many links with butterflies in mythology from all over the world, many of which, in particular Greek mythology, link butterflies to the human soul. The Ancient Greeks also considered butterflies as the souls of those who had passed away. In ancient Greek the word for butterfly is "Psyche", which translated means "soul".

I could go on and on for my love of butterflies, which really intensified after my mom passed away in November of 2009. We had an extraordinary encounter with a butterfly that following summer.
My daughter and my mom had an extremely close relationship and I can remember at the time her missing Gram badly, then this happened.

Coincidence? I think not.

Have you ever held a butterfly like that, so close and not even fluttering to get a away? I haven't.
I tried to tell her, see. how the wing is broken ,maybe that is why she landed because she was hurt or just popping in to say hello to us. Let's put her in the pot to rest she she can fly again (in the pot of flowers my mom planted) We were on our way out and she didn't want to leave her there.
My daughter was worried she'd die and would not be able to fly or survive because she was broken on her bottom right wing. I said it is in God's hands now. I believe it's Gram and she came to say hello and let you know she is ok and that you should not be so sad. Remember all the good times you had with her and know she is peaceful now too.

Long story short,

We got home and the butterfly was gone. I believe it was a visit from my mother.

Well. enough about my history lesson on butterflies!
Here are 2 more projecst I made for her, my mom.

The butterfly tree

A lacy butterfly
Thanks for looking!!

Have a great day : )


  1. Beautiful, I teared up a little reading your post! <3 The butterfly tree is gorgeous!

  2. Thank you, Erin. I still tear up thinking about it. :)

  3. so pretty and just a lovely story....and I believe you were right....hugs, Katrina

  4. Touched by your story...Gorgeous cards!

  5. Jennifer, your post got me teary eyed, beautiful!!! I am so glad you shared this sweet story with us. I believe it was your Mom, too...who is to say otherwise? And I love both your cards, they are so much beautiful detail!!! Thank you so much for playing along! Hugs...

  6. wow, the butterfly tree is so amazing! love it.
    greetings from germany

  7. Jenn these are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your story - I can see what comfort and hope that encounter meant to you. God Bless you!!

  8. These cards are just so gorgeous Jenn and so are you.. I am sure your mother is so proud of you and her grandbabies.. you are such a beautiful person inside and out. I am so blessed to know you. hugs xx

  9. Both of your creations are magical...just like your story. TFS

  10. Thank you so much for sharing your story!!! I am in awe and amazed at those photos too!

    Your cards are absolutely a work of art, I adore them both and I know your Mother does too. : )

  11. Oh jenn, I am sitting here with tears flowing down my face. What a beautiful story and I know it was your mom. Never before have I ever seen such a gorgeous picture and I so hope your daughter believes it was a blessing from your mom. The comment you made in TO made me feel "someone really understands what I am trying to say" and I thank you from my heart for that. There's one other thing....I believe your mom came to see you too sweetie! Believe.

  12. I'm completely sobbing!!! I do believe that was your Mom. Like Colleen said, she was there for Thea AND you!!! That is an amazing story of love, faith & belief!! In my heart, I know our parents never leave us. They are always near with their hands on our shoulders and their love in our hearts. I wish I could take some of your pain away! I'm here for you! xo

  13. Beautiful story. Beautiful moment to share with your daughter. She will always remember this moment. Your cards are beautiful. That butterfly tree is absolutely amazing!

  14. Thank you my dear friends. I do feel blessed for what mom taught,shared and gave me and for the friends I have here who help get me through while I miss her. Hugs and love, Jenn

  15. Beautiful story and beautiful projects. Many thanks for sharing them both with us.

  16. OMG, I was teary-eyed reading your butterfly story. Absolutely beautiful!!!

    LOVE your butterfly tree! Such creativity!! TFS!

    I became a follower. Looking forward to seeing more of your creativity.


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