Happy birthday in heaven, Trang!
Wished you were here today so I could see your beautiful smile.
I had felt you were here all along nevertheless. The same week we came back after you were laid to rest, there was a butterfly pupa made its home on our back door edge. Everyone else seemed to think it was a cicada pupa since its home was built right in the open and heavy traffic area. Very unlikely for a butterfly pupa! I always felt it was a butterfly pupa.
We had watched it every day for 2 long weeks, praying it would hatch when we all were home. We were carefully handling the door afraid it would disturb the pupa await. We had shielded it from the rain and some strong wind nights. Then came one early Sunday morning, it was hatched. It was amazing to see it just came out of its pupa, wings still wet and fluttered. A beautiful butterfly. A 'Papilio Multicaudata' species ,Chloe and Emma said. Moment later, it spread its wings to kiss the sky. In a rush of wings, its spirit's released and free. Chloe and Emma cried 'AZ that way mama'. Yes, dear, it's too the way to the heaven gate.
A week later, while watching your picture gallery from West Resthaven, I had realized the butterfly hatched on our door was just almost the same butterfly in the beginning of the video gallery! I knew, it was you! I just now discovered another name for 'Papilio Multicaudata' is 'Two-tailed Swallowtail'; and this is also the official name of AZ state butterfly!
Rest in peace my dear.