Capture Your Grief, Day 5: Memory


The first thing that comes to mind when I think of our precious little Sephora is a butterfly.  When I arrived home from the hospital after Sephora’s birth, I was welcomed with a beautiful gift from my husband and a friend to honor Sephora.  A beautiful heart shaped garden full of Angel-wing Begonias and Blue Angel Hostas.  As more people became aware of her garden, we were showered with other meaningful plants to be added.  We watch Sephora’s Garden grow every year.


As I stood over Sephora’s Garden and started to cry through the overwhelming amount of emotion that swallowed me up those first few months, I noticed a small yellow butterfly.  Seeing it float through the air so effortlessly and beautifully seemed to calm my spirit.  This spring, around the time of Sephora’s 1st birthday, butterflies were everywhere.  Each time I see a beautiful butterfly, I allow myself to stop, breathe, and calm myself to feel Sephora’s spirit surround and embrace me.

Isaiah 41:10 – Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.


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