Guess which tender-hearted young girl took this injured butterfly under her wing yesterday?
She discovered the butterfly first thing in the morning and took care of it all day long -- from gently holding it, to making a nice home for it in a jar (complete with rocks, dirt and grass), putting it to sleep in a hand-made bed of leaves -- pillow included -- and 'tucking it in' for the night in the garage.
I love that I captured her gentleness and compassion on camera. This daughter of mine -- my eldest child -- has a heart of gold and a sensitive spirit. I pray she will always have this kind of love and kindness pouring out of her.
(I just hope she'll be able to cope okay when she realizes that this new friendship might not be very long lasting...)
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek
ps: Les was sure to point out to me that this is actually a moth -- not a butterfly -- but a butterfly sounds much prettier, which is why I continue to refer to it as such.