Thank you to my Mother Brenda for sharing this coin with me so I may share the love it brings to others....
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 my co-worker and friend Kristen! During the few years I've known her, Kristen has proven that kindness and friendship does exist! It's been awhile since I've meant someone who is as positive and selfless as she. Words can not express how thankful I am to have met her and to have her in my life. I wish everything in the world for her. She is truly the definition of unconditional love and friendship.
I love you Kristen... and your acts of kindness will never go unnoticed.
Your wings are growing beautifully... get ready for flight!
When I first saw the Butterfly Effect Coin, it immediately made me think of my Mother. Some of my most cherished memories were when my Mom and my siblings would go out to the fields to look for milkweed plants and caterpillars. Mom would put them in a large terrarium and we would watch the caterpillars morph into Monarch butterflies; then we would release them. An amazing process! Mom carried this tradition on with my daughter, Natalie.
My Mom passed away several years ago and every time my Daughter and I see a Monarch, it brings back those fond memories. The Butterfly Effect is a reflection of my Mother. She was truly a giving compassionate woman. Mom passed those genes on to her family; I see it every day through my daughter, Natalie.
I am passing this coin on to my daughter, Natalie. She is a constant reminder of the kindness my Mother passed on. My Daughter literally has been saving lives the majority of her life. In her teens, she crawled inside an overturned vehicle to assist a man who had rolled his car. She was a lifeguard for several years at Wet-n-Wild a large water park where she conducted several rescues. She is currently working as an Emergency Medical Technician. She continues to spread her wings further by continuing her education to be a Paramedic. The life she chose in the Emergency Medical Field is a tough one. She has seen her share of chaotic heart breaking scenes from suicide, auto accident, drug overdose, heart attack, child neglect; the list goes on. She has consoled the inconsolable those who have lost someone they loved, a mother, father, child, or friend. She has seen things that no one should have to witness, yet she continues to move forward in this field of saving lives. She always has a kind word for those in need from the elderly to the emotionally challenged. Her acts of kindness are endless and the world is a better place because of her. I am so proud to be her Mother.
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