(Submitted by Kelly in Florida)
I recently suffered the biggest loss of my life when my Yorkie, Jake, lost his battle with kidney disease. He was everything to me — my best friend and the son I will never have. I wish I could have saved him, but the vet did everything she could and inevitably the day came that I had to put him down and send him to the Rainbow Bridge. I was blessed to have 11 amazing years with the little guy.
The day he was put to sleep I spent the afternoon outside sad and in pain, when all of a sudden I saw this beautiful Monarch butterfly. He was happily flying and dancing around me and I knew that it was a sign from God that my little boy was free of pain. In my heart I felt it was Jake telling me that everything was going to be OK. This special moment with this butterfly lasted for the rest of the evening and to this day when I see a butterfly I feel like Jake is telling me that he is with God.
I have since built a butterfly garden in my backyard and these special creatures give me so my joy.