One tiny butterfly shows what it means
To have enduring courage and dignity,
So that even when the wind takes it in an unknown direction,
it flies, staying strong, staying brave.
One tiny butterfly lifts itself up
With the light deep inside its soul,
Rising on wings of hope for a safe and renewing journey…
You’re like that butterfly, brave and beautiful.
I know your courageous spirit will carry you through this
just like it has carried you so many times before.
And I also know I’m here for you,
To offer friendship and comfort and support,
So you’ll soon have all the strength you need
To soar once more.
~ Katherine Stano ~
This was a card that my friend Beverly had given to her sister when they first found out that she was battling cancer. From that point on, butterflies have always been significant for her. Her sister lost her battle and Beverly allowed me to re-print this.