Monday, February 28, 2011

A Lil Love Story at a Butterfly House...

Did you know there is such a thing as a Butterfly House? It’s a place where butterflies roam free within the house, which means there are very strict rules. You can’t harm a butterfly under any circumstances! The tour guide will tell you to let the butterflies land on you or let them fly around as they please. If there is a problem you can tell the tour guide. Well this place & rule created a lil story I wanted to share with you about a particular day when a butterfly just wouldn’t leave a certain man’s camera.

I have been blessed in my life to have met all my grandparents & have an extra set. My cousin’s grandparents, Alex & Julia Nole, have always treated me like I was their granddaughter too. Unfortunately Julia passed away in the Spring 2004. We were all very sad of course & miss her terribly. Grandpa Nole more than ever. They had been married over 50 years. 

A butterfly named Julia...
Back to the story: Grandpa Nole & his son were at a Butterfly house a year or so ago in Houston, Texas. The tour guide gave out the directions and specified urgently to let these beautiful creatures do whatever they wanted within this greenhouse type place. However…One lil beautiful orange butterfly landed on Grandpa’s camera. AND his arm. AND his hand. AND his head. AND then his camera again. So eventually out of frustration he went to the tour guide and explained how the butterfly would not leave him alone. 

 
To which the tour guide laughing and smiling replied,

“Oh she must really like you, sir! That type of butterfly is called, “Julia”….”

Grandpa & Uncle Alex started to cry instantly. The tour guide puzzled asked them why they were crying & then they told him that his late wife’s name was in fact, Julia… The tour guide was stunned and amazed. What are the odds ya know?
Grandpa Nole with the Butterfly named Julia...
There are many unanswered questions in this world & many peculiar & wonderful things do happen. This is one of them. Who knows, maybe it was my other grandmother reaching out to her husband? If not…wow that’s one hell of a coincidence & a lovely story. =)

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19 comments:

Karena said...

Melanie A truly poignant story. I know about Butterfly Bushes, not these houses though!

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Karena
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haze said...

wOooooowwww! i loooooooove butterflies! this post is lovely, Melanie! love it! and love you too!♥

KLo said...

What a beautiful story :-)

I've heard too many similar stories to believe that it could be a coincidence ... it really forces you to open your mind a bit. Thanks so much for sharing!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

They have a butterfly exhibit like this at our zoo and it is AMAZING. I went through it this past summer and it was so cool walking through all those flitting butterflies.

Audrey Allure said...

Aw that is such a sweet story!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Gah! Okay, so now I kind of want to live in a Butterfly House. This is truly the sweetest story EVER, Melanie; love it!! :)

Kaleido Mind said...

that is a such a beautiful story...makes me teary:(

The Shanner of Attention said...

You made me tear up at work. What a gorgeous story.

Heart Charlie said...

This is so sweet, awww ;) I love the photos you've posted along with this lovely story

Kindros said...

Awwwwwwwww.

Vic said...

wow! that's truly amazing! gorgeous photography as well! xo

Katy Mary said...

What a touching story Mel! I agree, there is so much that is unknown to us, you just never know. There is a butterly place here where I live and I believe one in NYC's Museum of Natural History.

Vanessa Elizabeth said...

Butterflies are one of my favourite things! I love the colours and patterns and their delicate nature.

Jennifer said...

That definitely made me tear a little. :) So sweet.

Celia said...

great post thanks for sharing! i seriously teared up here!

Bathwater said...

That was a very nice story. I like it.

Chrissy said...

This beautiful story totally teared me up...so wonderful! Life sometimes goes magical ways! xxx

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

wow what a story!! i can imagine butterflies are really meaningful to you now.

Rachael said...

What a wonderful story! I remember going to the butterfly house at London Zoo a couple of years ago, we'd gone on one of the hottest days and gosh it was so warm inside! Was melting. Butterflies are so pretty though.

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