Butterflies, what beautiful creatures. They have a unique quality about them, changing from caterpillar to butterfly. I have not thought about them much.
The other day, our child life specialists, Beth, was at the house working with both kids. There activity for the day was to make a butterfly out of tissue paper and pipe cleaners. Beth always has a reason for her activities, the kids don't get that, but that is one reason she is so good.
Sometimes, Beth will call me after her visits to fill me in. Which is what she did after this visit because it seemed to have a lot of meaning for Becca. Beth told Becca that some people view butterflies as a symbol for transitions or soul. I have to say, I hate the fact that my 11 year-old has to have these conversations at all, but I love our team, along with Brian and I are doing everything we can to make sure her transition is as easy as it can be. I decided to look into the meaning behind butterflies ... there are many symbolic meanings associated with the butterfly. Different sites had different meanings.
Symbolic Butterfly Meanings
While working with Becca, Beth explained that sometimes butterflies are considered as the souls of those who have passed away. What a wonderful way to look at it...looking at the whole process as a beautiful thing.
Another meaning...the butterfly symbolizes new life from the old one....this can be looked at in many different ways....for me I choose for this to be the new life we will have once has passed whenever that shall be...helping me to come to terms with our new "normal" at that time.
When I started this particular blog, I was not sure where I was going with it, part of me is still not sure where I am going with it...but for now it is done....look at our beautiful butterflies.