Friday, June 6, 2008

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June is always full-speed ahead here for the Crew. Jacob has been doing Cub Scout camp all week and loving it, and now we are preparing for Ty to head to Boy Scout Camp next week. Factor that in with co-op meetings, some school, Dr. appointments and endless errands and you can see that there hasn't really been a dull moment around here.
Nevertheless, at 2:38 a.m. when my eyes burst open out of a deep sleep with the sudden terror that "that butterfly is going to come out of it's chrysalis soon and it's in an open mason jar", I still deemed it necessary to get out of bed, find the dern butterfly do-hickey and place the mason jar inside of it, nice and protected, lest she decide to be reborn anytime soon.
Yes. These are the things that keep me up at night.
I almost plodded out here to the computer to post about how ridiculous it was for me to have gotten up because I couldn't fall back asleep. Now I wish I had, because it would have been further proof that God even works in the most minute details. You know, like the one where my kids would have been devasted when our freshly hatched butterfly in all it's newborn naivety met the ceiling fan whirring at demon speed? But, bless her sweet beautiful delicate heart, she was spared such a tragic death. Because here is what I woke up to this morning as I started my coffee:

Bloggy friends, meet Huntin (don't ask), the lovely lady who was born sometime after 2:38 a.m.. Isn't she beautiful? I get just as giddy as the kids when they finally hatch (actually way more-so than the older boys who politely told me that they wanted me to get out of their room so they could resume drooling on their pillows).
I can't even help all the spiritual analogies that run through my mind each time I behold their fresh beauty. It always makes me so grateful for the transformation that God does in each of His children. Just think on that each time you see a butterfly, and you will be blessed.
So anyway, for all practical purposes, do any of you know what kind of butterfly we have here?

6 comments:

carrie said...

I love butterflies and all they represent.

and here's a link that might help you identify.

enature

Lorna said...

It is lovely. I don't have an idea on the kind but it is pretty. I wish we could find one and hatch it some day. LOL We do have a new baby goat and new baby chicks that we birthed. Isaiah said, "I am a daddy now." So funny to me. It is neat anyway.

Gotta GROW with it said...

an awfully pretty one! i couldn't help but think about that verse that talks about God taking care of the sparrows and knowing the hairs on our head. and now apparently even this sweet butterfly by waking up the mama so that the kids can see the beauty that has transformed?!

i sure loved this post and hey...that new header up there...awesome! it was fun to see that new look when i popped on!

Caroline said...

I just love that the Lord woke you up for that sweet butterfly. That speaks volumes about how much he cares for every detail of our lives! Oh if only we knew the 1/100th of his love toward us....and butterflies. ;-)

Now, is that a "Painted Lady"?

Caroline said...

Never mind...I think it is a Buckeye Look at this link:

http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=1775

penny1010 said...

That is so sweet! What a neat story! I have no idea what kind of butterfly it is, but it's very pretty!