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The Significance of a White Butterfly and My Dream Conversation with My Father

I just saw a white butterfly fly by me and it made me smile.

Italians and Filipinos have a similar belief about white butterfly sightings. When you see one it means an angel or a loved one who is no longer with us is near.

Whether the belief is true or not it reminds me of my father who died of cancer a few years ago.

While cleaning out my desk I came across a short poem/story that I wrote 5 years ago after I had a dream of my Dad. In my dream I asked my father how he was doing and he explained what happened to him.  Today is Memorial Day and I thought this post was timely.  I hope you enjoy it.

When I died….

I became a butterfly. Gently floating in the sky.

I wanted to be near the ones I loved.

God gave me this by making me die.

They cried when they saw me in my grave.

What they didn’t see was I actually was saved.

I’ll never leave or be far from the ones I love.

When I look at them from heaven above.

In the Philippines there is a saying about death. Death is not final it is just a change of address.


The Sleep Deprived Parent

Wake Up....wake up...wake up

Wake Up….wake up…wake up

It’s been over 7 years since I have had a real full night sleep. I have kids who are like roosters and wake up at the crack of dawn.

When you are a parent sleep is just something that people without kids do.