Friday, August 25, 2017

Sharing A Memory of My Son

Today would be my son Joe’s 28th birthday.
I remember when he was born, the nurses told me “you deserve this boy”.  This made me smile.  He indeed make me smile.
There is so many happy moments I want to remember of Joe.  One such memory comes to mind.  All my children were really into the beaded art kits, in the summer of 2000.  The kits were much like these:

They all made so many projects with them, this gave them something fun to do during the summer months.  Using the beads in the kit, Joe made a monarch butterfly, much like this one:

 On the morning of my birthday in 2000 I got into my car to go to work and I found the monarch beaded butterfly that Joe had made on the inside windshield of my car with a suction cup.  This melted my heart and I thought it was so sweet and thoughtful of him especially at such a young age to think of such a gesture.
When Joe passed away in April of 2008, while heavy in my grief, a monarch butterfly landed on my shoulder while I was walking with my Mom.  Several days later, the memory of Joe placing that beaded monarch butterfly in my car came to my mind.  I feel in my heart that it was God’s way of telling me Joe is ok.
Still to this day, a monarch butterfly will show up in unexpected places.

Thank you for visiting.  Have a blessed day.

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