When we adopted Bella, my friend Krystal asked me what animal would represent Bella. Joy is my ladybug. Actually I call all of my girls my lady bugs, but Joy’s room is a ladybug room. It’s so fun. My Mom made her a ladybug quilt. So what is Bella? Krystal, Jessi, and I all came up with the same answer – a butterfly.
Bella was a cute caterpillar, now during this hospital stay and her repair she is in her chrysalis (you should hear Jessi say it – too cute!) and once repaired and home, she will be transformed into a beautiful butterfly!
So once I get home and ready to decorate, I need to find some butterflies for the walls and some to add to the curtains. They will have to work with red and black. We’ll figure it out. And hopefully we can find a good quilt or Mama will make Bella a butterfly quilt . Nothing like begging, huh?! :).
But keeping all that in mind, Joy – my lady bug, and Bella – my butterfly, imagine my delight when I saw this picture outside Bella’s new room. I was feeling a little upset that we were going to be totally in the isolation room – not just everyone covered, gloved, and masked, but now all the way in isolation. I was having bad memories of laying in St. Luke’s for 5 weeks waiting for Jessi to grow inside of me. So this was my “tender mercy” from my loving Father in Heaven. A picture of my girls. :)