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Friday, December 31, 2010

An End Of The Year Miracle

We had a miracle here yesterday at home....an end of the year miracle. I was in the grocery store gathering goodies for a quiet New Year's Eve at home. After days of being cooped up due to this:
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I spotted a miniature angel face Rose plant ,similar to the one I bought for my mother-in-law, this time last year. Not being a common color, I snatched it up immediately.

I had forgotten that we had one crysalid in the terrarium, wintering over.

When I got up today, I found this:

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I had to do a double take......


It was the first Christmas we were celebrating without my mother-in-law......ever....could it be that knowing how difficult it has been this holiday season that we were given a sign that all was well?

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I can tell you that we all feel at peace tonight......the end of a year with more changes than we had ever experienced before...and while there were many changes, like that butterfly, we survived and even experienced a radical change in the way we view things...Life will do that to you....

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From everyone at The Strawberry Mallard...Me,Becky, Angus, Macy, Princess, Bootsie,Lucky, and our in the crawl space kitty, Blackie aka Audrey Hepburn( another tale or tail for another year ;o)..we hope that the new year will bring you peaceful growth...like that butterfly.


  1. What a beautiful life-affirming gift you received - Happy New Year and God Bless You, everyone.

    The Rocky Creek Clan

  2. how beautiful...nature truly has a way doesn't it?

  3. That was truly incredible AND beautiful!

    Of course, Khyra prefers the snow pics!

    Happy New Year to all!

    Khyra and Phyll

  4. What an awesome and beautiful miracle!
    Happy New Year to all of you!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  5. Oh Nancy what a beautiful post this was!!!! Lovely pictures of the snow from your blizzard!! (we had snow too but it didn't stick) So nice pictures of Becky Blue!!! And your wonderful miracle!!!!!!!!!!
    You where blessed!! It is going to be a good year this 2011!!!
    Was so happy to see that you had visited!!!
    XX, Bambi & Fern

  6. What a lovely gift from your mother in law. I too have been without my dear mom this holiday season. It's been sad missing her but I too have been blessed to witness sweet gifts from her. You just have to be open to them and you'll receive them. Peace and love to your family this new year. ~amy

  7. What a cool and amazing gift. Yes, I think she is with you and that is nice to know. You did have a TON of snow, WOW!!


  8. Miracles are yet another way God lets us know how much He loves us.

  9. Oh YES!!! A butterfly to let you know that she is fine! Don't you just love these little blessings from our Father!!!!????? It makes me smile BIG knowing that the Holy Spirit is blessing us with sweet love and reassurances that all is well....makes me think of the song "It is well with my soul...."

    love you all,

  10. How precious!!!!!! Belated happy new year!

  11. Sweet. Bet you got a tear in your eye with the discovery of the Christmas butterfly!
    BabyRD & Hootie