Do You Believe in Signs?

do you believe in signs

Do you believe in signs? I ask because not only do I believe in signs, but there was a moment a couple weeks ago where I felt in my bones that my belief was reality.

My grandma was never able to visit our house, but through pictures she fell in love with our backyard. The wooded scenery and backdrop, the wildlife I would tell her about. She always used to tell me she would love to live somewhere with a backyard like ours. Shortly after my grandma died, there were butterflies everywhere in our backyard. So I quickly took that as a sign that my grandma was visiting me and finally getting the chance to see our house and yard. I even go so far to quietly whisper a “hi grandma” whenever a butterfly is in the yard.

Which brings me to a couple weeks ago that I can’t stop thinking about. I had been a little stressed and down in the dumps … nothing major, but just a funk that I couldn’t shake. It’s usually in times and moods like that that I’m actively searching for a sign that things are okay and better times are just around the corner.

Butterflies continue to have a constant presence in our yard. Even more now with our newly-planted cottage garden. Which is where I’ve been escaping to when I need a few minutes to myself. Watering flowers is surprisingly peaceful and mindless! đŸ˜‰ Anyway, I went to put the hose on one of my fern pots and a huge Monarch butterfly came flying out at me. I felt awful! Never would I have disturbed the plant if I knew the butterfly was hanging out in there. Instead of a hi, I quietly whispered “I’m so sorry, grandma!” and moved along with watering …

Well, not a minute later I felt the barest touch on my elbow. I looked over, and low and behold the butterfly was hovering near me before LANDING ON MY ARM. I didn’t dare move. For a good 30 seconds – maybe it was longer, maybe shorter – this butterfly and I were in our own world. Time stood still. And, I just knew it was my grandma. Telling me that it was okay and that everything would be okay. I quietly whispered my “hi, grandma” and an “I miss you” before the butterfly gave a full flap of it’s wings in acknowledgement and flew away. To say I shed a few tears – of happiness, sadness, excitement and utter disbelief – is an understatement.

So, do you believe in signs? Because I do. Call it hippie-like thinking, but I’m all for believing in whatever brings happiness and a sense of comfort.

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  1. 7.22.21

    Ah very inspiring not sure if I believe in them 100 percent , thanks for posting đŸ™‚

    Allie of

  2. 6.30.21
    Brittany said:

    I BELIEVE! I have similar happenings with Cardinals. We have three that live in our trees & they visit our windows frequently. Once while I was actively thinking about my grandma. LOVE THIS. Your grandma is with you!


  3. 6.30.21
    Debbie said:

    What a beautiful story, and what a special moment for you! There are signs all around us if we take the time to look!

  4. 6.30.21
    Kristy S. said:

    I am shook! A butterfly is pretty close to a fairy, which you have on your bracelet…

    • 6.30.21
      Karly said:

      I never even considered that! The symbolism is all the greater now.

  5. 6.28.21
    Biana said:

    I am a firm believer in signs and especially butterflies!! I felt them around me and saw them around me when I was pregnant with Sophia and I’ve started to see them again now – I take it as my grandfather watching over me!

    • 6.30.21
      Karly said:

      I love that butterflies hold symbolic meaning for both of us! What a special sign for you for both your pregnancies. xx