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Monday, June 28, 2010

Beautiful Butterfly

Soon after we got settled into our California home and I caught up on some friends blogs, I noticed my friend Amy's pictures of caterpillars turned butterflies she did with her little ones. I was so excited, I ordered some for Gabriella & PJ! On June 3 we got our newborn caterpillars.

We had so much fun watching them grow!

On June 12, they started their process of hanging upside down.

And by June 14 they were fully cocooned....

They all emerged on Fathers Day, and this Sunday, June 27, we decided it was time to let them fly.

We let them go one at a time. This one stayed close by...

And this one flew super far....

The 3rd flew so fast.... I think he was sick of us.

Our last 2 were.... "busy".... and we couldn't interrupt them to let them go. SO we decided to take some close up pictures of their amazing wings and let them go later.

Little does Gabriella realize, but she is much like these little butterflies. Transforming through something so amazing that only God could have created the ability for it to happen. An internal transformation that gives her a new form of life. No longer slowly creeping by, but spreading her wings and enjoying the open air.


Comfypjs said...

Absolutely AMAZING!!!
This goes for the whole butterfly process, the beautiful photos and for the transformation in Gabriella that provides her & you all with hope beyond belief!

The Simmons Family said...

That's awesome. I'll have to get the info from you. My kids would love that!

Gabriella looks great!! Is she still on the heavy steroids? I can't figure out why she's not all puffy like Mason. Is it the rejection episodes that causes him to have more steroids maybe and that makes them puffy? Gabriella looks fantastic!! I'm so curious about transplant still cause I'm not there yet.

We'll be there on October 5-8 to do Disney if you want to join us.. if you're still there. We're going to meet up with Shannon hopefully too!

Michelle said...

Beautiful! May she spread her wings and fly and enjoy her new life! Glad she is doing great she looks fabulous!


Corey~living and loving said...

loved your story...and pics. :) isn't it a fun thing to watch? I posted our release this week on my blog as well. :) And some fun shots tonight. :) check them out if you have time.