Monarch butterflies have always held a special place in my heart. Growing up my grandmother would raise them from their caterpillar state, and once they hatched from their cocoons she would let me gently hold them in the palm of my hand until their wings would dry so I could watch them soar into the sky to their next adventure! My mother, Brenda, and I have held fond memories of butterflies ever since. As I grew older, the butterflies symbolism grew even stronger for me. The idea of transformation and growth is something I strive to do on a daily basis. Understanding challenges are placed upon us for reasons that we may never fully understand, we fight unknowing for the future. The same that a butterfly fights through transformation for its wings to fly.
I've decided to share this butterfly with a co-worker and fellow student, Rachael. We barely know each other! However, her kindness and generosity goes above and beyond! It's been awhile since I've meant someone who is as positive and selfless as she. We are currently in paramedic classes and this year is going to one of the toughest we'll ever have to face and it will surely be a tough career. But with her by our side we are surely going to be able to push forward and grow!
Thank you Rachael... your acts of kindness do not go unnoticed.
Your wings are growing beautifully... get ready for flight!
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