Today, Hospice of Central Pennsylvania held a butterfly release to honor our loved ones who have passed away. Though Brennan had to work, I went to represent our family and to release a butterfly in Tori’s honor.
It was held in a beautiful part of the Capital Area Greenbelt that has been made into a garden – the Five Senses Garden.
Each participant was handed a little white folded triangle that contained a butterfly, eager to escape and fly away. Mine was definitely ready:
We released them in unison and watched them fly away:
I looked around at those gathered and I wondered about each of their situations, hoping that they weren’t there because they, too, had lost a child, but I’m sure I wasn’t alone.
Thank you, Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, for not only caring for our loved ones while they are dying, but also for continuing to so thoughtfully care for those left behind. ❤️