Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My Black Butterflies

In May I had written of my personal experience of the passing of my infant son and  how a black butterfly had come to us about a month after his passing. It has been 39 years ago and the Black Butterfly still comes to us every May. This was the month that our son was born and he passed away 5 weeks later. We have also had the experience of a Black Butterfly on the sudden passing of a niece and a orange Butterfly when my Mother passed away.

I have received many responds from other people who too have been visited by a butterfly on the loss of a loved one. It makes my heart feel good to know that we are all bound in some way, by our grieving experience and the Butterfly.

So without any more words, I am going to share some more pictures I had taken in September, as my husband and I were sitting out on our deck one afternoon. Two Black Butterflies came to the Hummingbird feeder and stayed for hours , much to our delight . And continuing the peace of knowing they are still with us.



May there always be a Butterfly or another meaningful way to let you know that your loved ones are always with you. It may be shown in different ways. For us it has been the Black Butterfly.  Our granddaughters now will tell us when they see a butterfly.  

Even though the season for  the  Butterflies is over for this year. We will be looking forward to next May, when they will appear again.

My heartfelt thoughts are with all of you, who have had the lost of a very special family member.  May your heart be comforted in some way with the knowing of their presence .

Hugs, Eileen                          


  1. Thinking of you and your loss also. At the loss of my son you shared your black butterfly in your comment. I did find I did read it. Last night I had a visit from the officer in charge of the investigation. I've had a rough 24 hours. Yours is the first post I read tonight & first I've visited the blog in some time. I think it was ment to be. Thank you. Blessings!

  2. Hi Eileen. I did not know you had lost a child. I am so very sorry. What a special visit by the beautiful butterflies!
    Big hugs,

  3. We always feel that peace as well especially when they flutter by our heads and stir the memories in our hearts. I truly feel God sends us these subtle messages to help ease our pain. Love the pictures.



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