Remember the butterflies I told you about?

The weather was warm enough earlier this week to let them go.

My daughter held one of them up, expecting it to fly away quickly.

But it didn’t.

Instead, it sat on her hand for several minutes, slowly beating its wings, almost like it was testing its ability before it would let go.

We waited.

And waited.

“Come on, little guy. You can do it,” my daughter said.

Finally, the butterfly left her hand, fluttered up toward the sky, and over our backyard fence.

I guess sometimes we just need a word of encouragement before we take flight.  :)

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