Thursday, March 6, 2008

Beautiful as a Butterfly!

Like a butterfly becomes beautiful,
by living a quiet life, hidden for a season,
while beauty develops on the inside.
That same butterfly has to go through a season of struggle
before it is Free to Fly!
Once it IS Free to Fly,
that butterfly NOW has a beauty we all are blessed to see.
Everywhere the butterfly goes,
it spreads pollen and makes it possible for flowers to bloom
and fruit to be developed.
You could say it leaves a trail of life in its wake!
What a beautiful thought!
Butterflies don't go around trying to be beautiful.
They don't say "hey, look at me".
They just ARE, they just DO, they just LIVE.
All that time spent hidden in a cocoon,
was not wasted.
The time and effort spent struggling to get out of the cocoon
made the butterfly strong and ABLE to fly!
The women this award was created for have an
ability to focus on the things that REALLY matter,
and to allow the struggles of life to strengthen them,
leaves everyone they come in contact with a deposit of "pollen".
A little dose of the grace that is unique to them,
which adds wisdom, humor, truth
and just a little whiff
of the fragrance of Christ that is unique to them!

This is a description of why Maria @ In Christ We Are Free to Fly created this blessing. It is with admiration that I pass this on to women who have blessed me with their unique beauty.

Christy, Ashley, Demetria, Kimberly, Marsha, Jessica, Sharon, Leslie, Sharon, Denise, Connie, Dawn, Alana, Melissa, Monica, Emma, Ann, and Gina,. I would also like to extend this to two non- bloggy friends who I know read this, and are two beautiful sisters to me in Christ... Emily and Amy Winegar! Blessings to all!


dawn said...

Very sweet. Thank you so much!

Christy said...

Thank you :)

You made my day :)

Ashley said...


Mrs. Jules said...

Wow, the butterfly illustration spoke loud and clear. Great post.

Alana said...

Tiffany, thank you so much! I'm honored!

freetofly said...

Hi, Tiffany! So glad to see you are spreading your wings and sharing some love!

God bless you my friend!

Jessica said...

Thank you! That was so sweet! I am going to pass that on to some of my girls who need some encouragement in MOPS!

Anonymous said...

thank you, darlin'!!!!! you're so awesome at making people feel encouraged.

i love you!

Marsha said...

Thank you, Tiffany! I'm truly blessed by the significance of the butterfly poem.

kmom3 said...

You are such a sweet person, Tiffany! You are always spreading around so much love! You are a blessing! Thank you!

kmom3 said...

You are always blessing me...this morning I have something for YOU! Nothing fancy, just a little love. Come on over if you have a chance!
Blessings, sweet Tiffany!

Anonymous said...

Tiffany, that was beautiful and inspirational! Thank you for remembering Amy amd me. It's hard to even count the ways we have been blessed having you in our lives. God brought us all together in His own time and plan. God bless you guys:)

kmom3 said...

Just makin' my rounds today, and wanted to say "hello"! I sure hope you are having a good start to your week!
Lots of love and blessings,
Kimberly :)

SharonB said...

Tiffany I wish I could express just how this touched my heart it was needed.

I am currently going through one of those seasons...this was a good reminder. Thank you.

Sharon Brumfield said...

I saw SharonB--and I thought--I don't remember leaving a comment already!
Then I realized--nope that is not me!
It is good to know that I still have a brain that is working. :)
Thank you for this sweet gift. Sorry it has taken me so long to pick it up.