We have a Butterfly Bush near the corner of our front porch. It has been there for about 3 years but I have never seen butterflies near this bush until this summer. A few days ago I looked out the window of my little office and there was a beautiful creature busy at work on the flowers of my plant. I picked up my camera and quietly slipped outside. I was amazed how close I was able to get before this little 'friend' gently moved to another flower.
Yesterday while riding in the car, this little song from my son and daughter's childhood years came to mind.
If I were a butterfly,
I'd thank You Lord for giving me wings.
If I were a robin in a tree,
I'd thank You Lord that I could sing.
If I were a fish in the sea,
I'd wiggle my tail and I'd giggle with glee,
But I just thank You Father for making me, me.
For you gave me a heart and you gave me a smile,
You gave me Jesus and you made me your child,
And I just thank you Father for making me, me.
Song: If I Were A Butterfly
Words & Music by Brian Howard
Mission Hills Music, 1974