A Butterfly Connects With A Mother To Be

Happy Mother’s day to all wonderful, loving, hard working and nurturing Moms out there. And to all daughters of mothers – and mothers to be!

One of my very best friends on the planet – lovely Gunilla in Sweden, is expecting her first little bundle of joy in July. I am so thrilled, I can hardly contain myself. And I am planning to fly over to Sweden to be part of the joyous event!

Gunilla sent me this image just a few days ago. She was out walking with a friend on a glorious Spring day in Stockholm when all of a sudden a beautiful butterfly started to flap its fragile wings in front of Gunilla. She slowly opened her jacket and the butterfly landed on her big belly (only 10 more weeks to go!). Her friend quietly pulled out the camera, but the butterfly was very content and still did not move. In silence they both stood for quite a while until the butterfly decided it was time to lift its wings.

If that is not a sign of nature’s miracles in harmony – then I do not know what is.

Happy, loving weekend to you all!

Don’t forget about my giveaway – here. It ends on Wednesday May 12th.

Image no. 1 via Just be splendid. Second + third private. Image no. 4 via Flickr. Last image via Bernie Kasper.

Written by Splendid Willow in: Holidays & Celebrations |


  • Julie says:

    How Beautiful Monika
    Can’t believe that butterfly landed on your friends belly.. How sweet… Happy Mothers Day to you dear Monika and best wishes to Gunilla.. blessed by a butterfly.. xx Julie

  • Anci says:

    Hej !
    Så vackert ! Det är som en hälsning från någon. Jag tycker mycket om det poetiska i tillvaron som ibland kan finnas där. Tack för att du visar ! Vad kul att din kompis snart ska få sitt första barn.

    Ha det så bra och njut :)


  • Anci says:

    Hej !
    Jag vill gärna vara med i utlottningen av de fina smyckena, men jag kan ju inte lämna en kommentar på det inlägget. Är det ok att lämna en kommentar här ??


  • Carole says:

    I love that first image! Have a lovely mothers day. x

  • Therese Long says:

    That is so touching. The butterfly had something to tell the baby…
    Wishing you a beautiful Mother’s Day Mon!

  • Gunilla says:

    Dearest Monika, I feel honoured! Thank you so much for posting this story on your lovely blog. I can only hope I will be half as good as mum as you are.. You are the best! Lots and lots of cyberhugs & kisses from Stockholm

  • Oh, what a lovely, most beautiful thing..! I loved this story, Monika. Happy Mother’s Day, dearest.


  • Courtney says:

    What a gorgeous story! I can’t get enough of hopeful, beautiful things like this. Thanks to you, and to Gunilla for sharing with all of us. Have the happiest Mother’s Day!

  • Marija says:

    This is one of the most beautiful Mother’s Day posts I’ve seen! I found you through Charlotta and I’m so glad I did :)

    Happy Mother’s day!


  • I agree! Nature is wonderful!!!

  • The Zhush says:

    This was a lovely little story, the perfect ending to my own Mother’s Day! Look how lovely and stylish your friend is in her last trimester! I stopped even trying by week 25 with all 3! :) Very Happy Mothers Day wishes to you and yours…hope it is a fun and carefree day!

  • Sonia says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to you too!! Kisses to all!



  • Mon, this is the most beautiful Mother’s Day post I have seen to date! What a treat! You nearly put me into tears over your sweet comment today — thank you so much! You are for certain by far the kindest, most wonderful and generous blogger (and now friend) I know. Your words and blog make my day :)

    Hope you had the most wonderful weekend,


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