Yesterday was the Fourth of July, and in the US we celebrated America’s Birthday. I wrote a post about it: Happy Fourth of July From the Chicago Files!
In my post, I mentioned that not only would there be lots of fireworks displays, but that I always think about my grandma, as she was born on the Fourth of July (so the fireworks are for her too, especially since her parents were American)!
Today I was walking down my street and I saw a butterfly land on a tree branch. As I fumbled in my bag for my phone to take a photo, instantly I thought, “Gram!” This is a little hello from her. You see, my grandmother absolutely loved Monarch butterflies. I have not seen a single Monarch butterfly all summer; but here it was, as gentle and delicate as they come, waiting for me to snap a photo.
I took five photos; just as I went to put my phone back into my bag, the butterfly ‘fluttered’ away.
I don’t think there could have been a bigger grin sweep across my face than the one I had when I saw this beautiful creature on the tree. I made sure to say, “Thank you!” because I would like to believe that it was a “God-wink from Gram”; no, I’d like to change that. I KNOW it was from Gram!
I hope you are having a lovely, gratitude-filled day!