06/29/2008 09:26pm by Amyare meaningful to me. Since Lydia's passing, every time I see one I think of her. I don't really see them all that often, which makes it extra special when I do have that moment.
Did you know that a butterfly is a Christian symbol of resurrection? The caterpillar signifies life here on earth. It disappears into a cocoon and appears dead, but later emerges as a butterfly...far more beautiful and free than before. Lydia emerged from her cocoon a glorious butterfly, bound not for this world but one very close by. When I see a butterfly, I think of Lydia's new life in heaven, where every part of her is perfect... and I feel peaceful.
Yesterday I received a beautiful gift in the mail from some old friends from my mom's group in South Bend. A card with a butterfly magnet on it, with a note that it was meant for us with our magnetic wall :-). AND a special card from the Potawatomi Zoological Society (zoo in South Bend) that reads:
Dear Focosi Family,
A commemorative brick has been purchased in memory of Lydia Grace. The brick will be placed in the walkway that paves our new butterfly immersion exhibit--a lush and beautiful garden filled with butterflies. The brick inscription will read: IN LOVING MEMORY OF LYDIA GRACE
Isn't that just the neatest thing??? I don't even keep in touch with these friends like I would like, so I am especially humbled that they would do this. It is such an appropriate way to honor and remember Lydia and I cannot thank them enough. I can't wait to see the exhibit...gives me an excuse to get up there. SB friends-play date at the zoo, anyone???
I leave you with this...a butterfly in Lydia's garden in our yard.