Mesa Moment #21: Butterfly

August 17, 2011

While I cannot officially take credit for this photo, I was about a foot away when it was taken by my life-long friend, Stacy, who had my camera.  Stacy captured this moment at the Butterfly exhibit at the Natural History Smithsonian Museum.

The beauty of a Mesa Moment for me is that seeing a picture of it or recalling it in our memories brings back the feeling of being in the moment and remembering why it was so important in the first place.  This butterfly brings back the memory of Abby, sleeping peacefully snuggled against my chest in her sling.  It brings back memories of Brady’s laughter and shrieks of joy as butterflies landed on our heads and clothes.  It reminds me of the delicate beauty, vibrant colors, and gentle fluttering of the butterflies.  All of this reminds me of how thankful I am that God created so many amazing things in our world!

Where have you paused to notice God in our world lately? 

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of the Busy Lives and Restless Souls (March 2017, Loyola Press) and The Inner Chapel (April 2020, Loyola Press). She helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, through writing, and through spiritual direction. With nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church, Becky seeks to help others discover God at work in the every day moments of people’s lives by utilizing St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and the many gifts that our Catholic faith and Ignatian Spirituality provide.

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