afternoon I noticed that a couple of my patio table chairs had blown
over from a strong wind. As I was walking towards the chairs to
straighten them, I noticed there was a butterfly on the memorial bench I
have for my son, Graham. This bench has the famous lines from the
Serenity Prayer on it. The bench is on the patio and was near the two
overturned chairs, or else I would never have noticed the butterfly on
the bench. The butterfly wasn't moving, and at first I thought that it
was dead. I went back inside the house to get my camera to take a
picture. I then saw it was alive, but it stayed on the bench for a
couple of minutes allowing me to take several pictures of it. I was
sure the butterfly was there so that I would re-read these lines from
this special prayer. That was Graham's message and comfort for me.
Graham's five year angelversary is on Saturday. Forever in my heart.
For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a mother. I was so happy to have a daughter and a son. They were the focus of my life. Two years ago my 22 year old college senior son died in a tragic accident. The shock and trauma has sent me into a search for meaning. Eight months ago poetry started flowing through me. I believe that the poems are meant to be shared. They are helping me to heal. I hope that they might help others also.