Butterflies by Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp


lori_hd_butterfliesCan you find the butterflies in this picture?  Look really closely can you see them?  There is an orange butterfly sitting on a purple flower on the left and another orange butterfly towards the bottom right hand corner. You almost missed them and maybe you still cannot see them.  If I had not pointed them out you would never have noticed they were there at all.

How many flower bushes do we walk past daily and the thought of looking for the butterflies does not occur to us?

How many “butterflies”- people in your life that are very comfortable blending into the background- do you personally know?  Little creations of beauty that God has graced our lives with?  Delicate, gentle and rare people in our lives, they do no harm but only give quiet love.  With wings like angels that are carried on the slightest breeze of life?  Precious and transparent, giving off only pure and radiant goodness?

They are all about us.  One has only to look.  They tend to blend in with the scenery and are missed all together all too often.

Who in your life is beautiful because you can see straight through to their soul?

Who in your life demands no attention, no fanfare, and is honestly modest?

Who in your life, past or present brings you calmness and a quiet peace by their mere presence?

Who in your life turns their life over to be taken by the breeze to where ever it takes them with no resistance?

Who are the butterflies in your life?

They don’t want to be noticed.

They need only to be.

Thank God that He has blessed our lives with such rare, delicate, transparent, beautiful “butterflies” to love and guide us on our journey.

Copyright 2009 Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp


About Author

Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp is a mother of four children and is married to the love of her life, Aaron. Lori has been writing at her own website Faith Filled Mom. She writes about the journey of faith we live daily and how we can recognize God in this world. She teaches theology at a high school level and is also a current student of Loyola University Extension Program of Ministry earning a Master’s Degree in Religious Education. Her life is busy, exciting, overwhelming at times but always bursting with her faith in God. Lori hopes that you will find something that might touch your heart in her writing so that she can continue to pursue her purpose in life; to bring people closer to God one word, one moment at a time.

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