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A New Friend Eases Loneliness

by Dina
(Birmingham Alabama )

Mourning Butterfly Experience

Mourning Butterfly Experience

I have always been a person continually in motion. I would tell my friends and family that I could rest when I was dead.


As fate would have it after ongoing chronic pain from a 1989 injury and going into the hospital with pneumonia, having a major lung surgery and coming out attached to an oxygen tank I ended up on disability.

Now I do what I used to laugh at others for doing. I spend my afternoons and evenings sitting on my long country porch watching the world go by.

I have tons of birds, a few rabbits, a lot of squirrels and chipmunks, and a few opossums and raccoons that I put food out for.

I love my critters, but they are out in the yard and I'm on the porch.

Today I was feeling especially down with the way things are going in my life. I took my usual place on the porch and immediately after sitting down, this butterfly landed on me.

Any contact with God's creatures makes me smile so my mood was lifted a bit. When I moved my leg it flew away.

I thought to myself that it was wonderful while it lasted. The butterfly flew around the yard and came back and lit on me again. Each time I moved it would fly away, but kept coming back to me.

I went inside to get a cup of coffee and when I returned, the butterfly was in my chair. This has been going on for a few hours now. When it doesn't light on me, it lights on the table beside me or the railing right in front of me.

It's almost like it's trying to convey a message which is why I searched for its meaning. I don't remember seeing a butterfly like this before.

Needless to say that if one of God's creatures finds me worthy of its attention then I must not be as worthless as I was feeling before it came.

I have a ton of photos on my phone, but I can't figure out how to upload them. This is a brown, medium-sized butterfly with orange and white markings on its wings.

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My Own Experience With Butterfly Visiting
by: Sally

Dina what a lovely story. You are worthy of this and more. Your story sounds much like my own life as well. When I found the need to relocate after several years I had my first butterfly land on my hand just when I needed it most.

That is what prompted me to start this page about butterfly landings. When I researched this brown butterfly I found that it often signifies great change.

Thank you for Dina, for sharing. If you figure out how to upload your pictures, please feel free to email them to me and I will include what I can in your original post.

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