As you are probably aware by now, my son Bobby was born sleeping on the 3rd of July.
What you might not know is that my birthday is on the 9th.
I have always associated Bobby with a white butterfly. The reasoning behind this is because a day or so after he died, I was sat at home alone in my front room staring into space and out of no where, a white butterfly came up to the window. This happened every day for a few days.
Not everyone believes in signs but it was a comfort for me at the time. Of course we all know of the transition process that a caterpillar goes through to become a butterfly. This can be compared a part of the grief process.
How often have you read or heard a Mother say ‘when I look back at photos before my child died, I no longer recognise that person’. Having your child die forever changes you on all levels. Anyway, I digress.
July’s challenge is of course Butterflies. We are currently sending lemon and white butterfly pins to Lincoln for their Baby Loss Awareness Week drive and we also use them in our Keepsake bags. You could add a butterfly on as an embellishment to a piece of clothing or make a butterfly shaped garment … the choice is yours!
If you are on Instagram, please # us in to your make at #UBWchallenge
*Im aware June’s still need uploading. It’s the first day with no painkillers today following my op last week, so I’m praying that’s a good sign of things to come (I’ve been signed off work for 4 weeks)