Today I had an "Aha" moment. It may sound silly to you, but it made me stop and think. I was walking around the Tanger Mall enjoying the sunshine and beautiful weather, while listening to the soft music that was playing in the background, when I looked up and saw a beautiful Monarch butterfly scooping and soaring in the clear, blue sky above. I stopped to watch, when immediately the thought came to me, "I wonder what Mother Osmond thinks and feels about everything that is going on in the world today and in her family right now." Then a thought of wisdom came.
"We aren't judged by what happens to us when it is beyond our control, only HOW WE RESPOND to what happens."
I've known that information ever since I can remember, but at that "Aha" moment, the thought was embedded upon my soul and I felt a calm peace with a reassurance that everything was fine.
Mother Osmond always loved butterflies and decided that I would collect butterflies after she saw three butterfly magnates on our refrigerator that Merrill and Mary had given us for Christmas. She had been trying for a long time to get me to decide on something to collect, since she was collecting "owls," Suzanne "frogs," Mary "bears," and Marie "elephants."
Was it a coincidence that Mother Osmond passed away on Mother's Day? After her funeral, we all gathered on this very bright, sunny day for her graveside service. Three very large, beautiful Monarch butterflies almost flew right into me before they caught my attention. I thought I was the only one that noticed them, but more than a year later Marie was talking about how much her Mother loved butterflies and the beautiful butterflies that she observed at her mother's graveside service. I've always loved and been fascinated with butterflies since a child, but now whenever I see a butterfly, I also have sweet, warm memories of Mother Osmond.
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