Little butterfly, you fly so softly. You flutter your wings twice, in the blink of an eye and catch a nuance of the summer breeze, carrying you from the horses in the fields. To your favorite Magnolia trees you float up, as the air tilts you. I admire your beauty as you fly near. Butterfly, you fly so softly when you watch the children smile and play, you make my heart skip a beat and then it settles down and I feel blessed with serenity. With such unearthly grace and dignity butterfly, you fly so softly. I fall in love with you a thousand times. Then you smile at me with your perfect pearly smile and I wish I could change shape and fly by your side. Butterfly, you fly so softly, I imagine your heartfelt hugs in flight. As you we fly toward the light you land on my shoulder and look up at me. I see love in your pretty blue eyes. Your spirit is always here with me I realize and then you smile and twitch your wings and fly but your love with us does ever stay. Butterfly, you fly so softly with love that touches so many hearts. Your graceful love is never far. You’re still my beautiful star and in dreams we share our lives ,these humble earthly lives and make the best of life as you showed us how. I know somehow you always send your kisses and I know you would never abandon me. Butterfly, you fly so softly that sometimes my heart breaks when you're away. I wait on the bench in the garden for you but you come and go too quickly and the wait for your return feels forever. Butterfly, you fly so softly, how I know somehow we will share more moments but, I dare not say for fear you will fly away. As you fly in and out of memory, I sometimes cry and pray. But end up smiling because of you, your graceful magic is never broken and because of your love, my heart shall not grow cold. But I will miss you Butterfly.
This is a chronicle of the grieving process at the murder of my daughter, Ashleigh Marie Lindsey and her unborn Baby Patience Lynn. They call the parentless child an orphan & the married person who loses their mate a widow/widower but what do they call a parent who loses a child? There is no word given for the parent who have seen this kind of untimely death.
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