Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Love my friends

I have ever mentioned that I have the best friends in the whole world? I do, really. A couple of weeks ago, my two friends, Jana and Rachel, came by and got all four of my kids, and took them to The Painter Potter (I think), and made this beautiful hand print platter for me.

I love, love, love it! My precious friends also brought us some of the yummiest enchiladas and roast I have had in a long time! THANK YOU guys, you're the BEST!

I got tears in my eyes when I read the platter. I've thought about Emma as a butterfly for a long time now. I imagine her as being in the cocoon right now, restricted, not living to her full potential yet. When she emerges, she will fly freely. No pain, no cares, just freedom. When I see a butterfly I think of Emma and smile. She's my beautiful butterfly...

If I were a butterfly, would you be a butterfly?
Would you fly away too?
Cause I would fly.
Yes I would fly.
I’d be anything with you.
Yes, I’d be anything at all with you.

from Lullabies by Laura Kaufman


  1. So, so glad you have such sweet friends to lift you up, and to remind you that Emma is an especially beautiful butterfly...
    The platter is such a neat gift - and I'm sure you appreciated a few minutes to yourself while your friends had all the kids!

  2. What a beautiful poem and sweet thing that your friends did for you!

    I just wanted to say thanks, also for the award. That is too sweet of you. I didn't think you were still reading my blog, since I hadn't heard from you since before Cora was born. The award was such a sweet surprise!

    P.S. Thanks so much for the encouragement on church. It means more than you know! :)

  3. I love the platter. Reading about Emma being a butterfly, made me decide when I graduate I am going to decorate my room in butterflies. Working with Special ed. They will all in their own time become butterflies. Just as precious Emma will. What a Beautiful butterfly she will be.


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