On June 27th last year, I wrote a blog called “Barbi’s Butterflies” in honor of my friend, Barbi Disraelly, who would have been celebrating her 75th birthday. Barbi loved butterflies, and to commemorate her 76th birthday I created some new butterfly images… unfortunately, I am writing this week’s blog from the road, and am not able to upload the images I wanted to share… So, as a ‘fall-back’, I thought I’d share the post I wrote last year: https://zenspirations.com/blog/Barbi’s-butterflies/. It’s one of my all time favorites– a step-by-step tutorial showing how to paint beautiful butterflies with Sakura’s Koi® Coloring Brush Pens. The blog includes free, downloadable butterflies for you to color and enhance. I’d love for you to post what you do in our Zenspirations® Create, Color, Pattern, Play Facebook Group.
June 27th last year would have been Barbi’s ‘milestone’ 75th birthday… and June 27th this year is a milestone for me– it’s my 35th wedding anniversary. Andy and I celebrated 29 wedding anniversaries together– this will be the sixth time that I am facing our special day without him. I was a total wreck the first year after he died… and, frankly, not in great shape the following years either. But this year I have decided to try to commemorate our anniversary by focusing on the many wonderful things I remember about our time together. Andy’s love blessed my life in ways I am still discovering; sharing his legacy is helping me grow into the person I am becoming. On my journey from Grief to Gratitude, I am profoundly grateful for the love we shared and the years we had together.