Monday, August 4, 2008

For the love of butterflies


While we were on our romantic getaway, the ladies stayed with Grandma Janet, one of their favorite places to be. After watching Macy dart around the backyard trying to catch butterflies, Grandma Janet set out to find a butterly net, as she loves her grandkids a whole lot. Lo and behold when the ladies came home, Macy proudly displayed her new friends held up in glass jars with some foliage and a grape (Diego says butterflies like the juice of fresh fruit.) 5 Butterflies in total. Make that 4 butterflies and a moth named Angel.

Grandma Janet so graciously prepared Macy that she would have to let the butterlies go. It was decided that we would let them go moments before bed. As the time got closer she started to panic and big tears welled up in her eyes. She kept telling me that she wanted them to live, but she was just going to miss them so much. We decided to take a picture so she could always remember them. She tried really hard to smile.

We took them outside and she started to cry harder and harder. Big, real tears. Macy has always been an emotional child, but this was more than her little heart could bear. We sat on the grass for a long time while she told them all a heartfelt goodbye. When I opened the jars and they flew out, she had a look on her face that was priceless. It was pure joy and anguish at the same time. She was shouting:

"Good bye little buddies, fly away and find a new home. I'll miss you little buddies."

I might just tear up thinking about it. It was the sweetest thing.

One of the many things that is so fabulous about Macy is how she loves with her whole heart.

7 comments:

Hayley said...

Oh Macy and Adyson should really be bff's. Really. That is so something she would do. And nothing makes you feel worse than when they cry 'real' tears. Not fake attention tears, but real grown up sad tears. It breaks my heart! What a cutie.

And I think your Vacation looked like a lot of fun too. I'm a fan of the outdoors! Maybe we should get together one day for a campout. We used to do so much together....

jordan said...

so, so sweet. Such a passionate girl.

Tara said...

Too sweet and too cute!

Mommamort said...

Grandma did shed some tears reading about the butterflies. Macy did truly care about those little butterflies in her jar. She told me they were a family! Shows that she has a happy family of her own. I applaud you as parents. You do a wonderful job raising my grandkids. Love ya

Brittney said...

"fly away, little buddies!" too too great. love that whole story.

brandi said...

Amanda! Wow she really looks like you in this picture. What a sweetheart.

Jill and Matt said...

I love the romantic getaway. It sounds like a lot of fun. Matt hates camping. I only wish we could go stay in a tent alone. :) Poor Macy. That brings a tear to my eye. Good thing she has a picture to remember them by. you better frame it for her!