I find that God often uses his creation to comfort us. With my mom, He uses blue birds. With Annabelle, He has chosen butterflies. We are finding more and more just how much he cares for us by sending them our way.
The Sunday of Annabelle's service, as Scott and I were walking to the car to leave the house, we noticed a big beautiful white butterfly just following us and dancing around us. I took notice of it first and then called it to Scott's attention to make sure I was really seeing what I thought I was seeing. Has anyone ever seen a white butterfly? It was the most beautiful creature. I knew that was God's omnipotent way of using His creation to bring us comfort and hope on that day.
Then again last week, He worked in a little different way. I had a very upsetting night before and prayed asking for God to send me a butterfly so that I would be reminded tangibly that my baby is perfect and with Him. I cried myself to sleep that night praying that over and over. Well, the next day was dreadful weather wise. It was rainy all day and no butterfly would be out in that weather. God works mysteriously, that is for sure. Wyatt had asked to watch t.v. so I turned on The Backyardigans...lo and behold the show is about a butterfly. Not only that, after a few minutes of it (it was going off as we turned it on), we changed the channel and the first show we landed on was also about a butterfly. God is everywhere.
The most precious was today. Wyatt was playing outside with Scott this evening. As they were playing, they were talking about Annabelle. A little butterfly came right up to Wyatt and he played with it as it fluttered all around him. Annabelle and Wyatt have a very special bond. He sang to her many times a day as I was pregnant with her and she was always comforted by him and very curious as to what her big brother was up to. He would get right in her face and kiss on her and she loved every second of it. We talked about the butterfly at dinner and he said "Mommy, I think Annabelle was in there". He is so insightful to be almost 4. Then, we talked about how God uses His most beautiful creations to bring us comfort and remind us that our Annabelle is still with us. I look forward to many more butterflies...I imagine there will be one at Wyatt's birthday party on Saturday. God is so good!