The Butterfly Effect: Little Blessings Since My Mom's Passing


So it would seem that almost immediately after my Mom’s death, I started noticing butterflies everywhere.

And I don’t mean one every now & then.


It cannot even be close to normal, nor has it ever happened before. I purposely waited 2 months to see if it continued, and it has gotten even more frequent.

Just this past weekend, a butterfly flew right up to my car window in 30 & 40 degree weather at 3 different stoplights and spots while I was out running errands.

If I step into an empty office on the 6th floor where I work to take a phone call, a BUTTERFLY comes and flies right in front of my face.

Butterflies have flown right up to my apartment window numerous times over the past 2 months, no matter the weather, which is highly unlikely.

I see them when I’m running at the lake constantly. They fly right up to me, flutter and go on their way as if to speak then fly onward.

I had always heard when you see a butterfly, it means something new is about to happen in your life, but this has been going on for 2 months now - maybe it’s a little bit of both - my Mom AND something new coming my way.

But I can’t help but think my Momma has something to do with it. It’s something that is SO noticeable and happens so often, it’s now gotten my attention.

I meditate a lot and practice presence, so it hasn’t escaped my attention. Even the slightest changes in my environment, I’m sensitive to, so I have noticed.

Now, when I see them, I smile and say “hey Momma!”

It’s been the most beautiful thing - her way of letting me know she’s with me.

Photo by Suzanne D. Williams on Unsplash