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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

'Bert' - The Very Friendly Butterfly

Once upon a time there was a little girl (we'll call her Littlie..as her Mummy always has) who loved insects.

One Spring day, Littlie came home from school to find that her Mummy had bought her four tiny caterpillars.

Mummy explained that the 'Teeny Weenies' were only borrowed pets, that they were hers to care for until they morphed into Butterflies, and then she would need to set them free.

Littlie looked after the caterpillars very carefully, she fed them special food everyday, and leaves from the garden occasionally, they grew fatter by the day, and Littlie delighted in watching them grow.

When the Caterpillars were fat to bursting they turned into 'Crusties' (chrysalises) and about a week later Littlie woke to find that overnight the 'crusties' had *magically* morphed into four beautiful butterflies.

Littlie fed her butterflies on sugar water for two days, until they were less dozy, and their wings were dry....and then took them to the garden to set them free.

Littlie watched in wonder as three of the butterflies flew out, up, and away, but the last butterfly didn't want to go, he fluttered out onto the grass, he did not fly away.

Littlie giggled ecstatically, and said, "he doesn't want to leave me Mummy, his name is Bert."
Bert walked over to Littlie, and fluttered her finger - Littlie said "Hello."

Bert flew onto Littlie's leg.... Littlie giggled, Mummy giggled, and Bert flapped his wings, but still he did not fly away.


Littlie lifted Bert up, he still did not fly away. Daddy said "Bert must really like you Littlie," and Littlie said, "He does Daddy, he really does, and I really like him too." Littlie was so happy.

Bert flew onto Littlie's chest, he would not fly away. Littlie looked at Bert, Bert looked at Littlie. They shared a moment :o) 

Bert flew down onto littlie's shoe, and there he stayed for a very long time. Littlie walked her wobbly walk, but Bert still didn't fly away; and with eyes lit up like a child's eyes should be, Littlie laughed and laughed!

It was time for tea, Mummy picked Bert up gently, and put him on the fence. "Bye bye, Bert, I love you," said Littlie - Bert flapped his wings, whispered, "I love you too Littlie," (T'is true, Mummy heard him!) and flew away.

THE END :o)

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Thank you for allowing me to share 

God bless you, and all those you love 

Kimmie x

20 comments :

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    1. Aw, I'm glad you thought so :)

      Thanks for taking the time to read/comment!

      Take care, Kimmie x

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  2. Lovelt story..I have read the very hungry Caterpillar a gazillion times today!!!

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    1. Glad you you enjoyed it Carol - we've already had 'The hungry Caterpillar' convo on Twitter, so I won't repeat myself lol

      Thanks for popping in :)

      Kimmie x

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  3. Aww kimmie this is just beautiful tears 😭 to my eyes how special xxx

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    1. I knew you'd like this one Sophie....You'v my kinda heart :)

      Much love, Kimmie x

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  4. This is absolutely adorable...from the great writing, to the sweet nicknames, to the glorious photos. Just adorable!

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  5. Aw Thank you, I'm glad you thought so, I'm not sure there's much writing skill involved, but this was perhaps one of my favorites to put together, and 'Littlie' loves hearing her story told :)

    Thanks C,

    Kimmie x

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  6. Beautiful. Isn't it lovely to see a child's fascination with all things wild! :-) #weekendbloghop

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    1. Thank you Gretta, and yes, it is lovely :)

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  7. Hi Kimmie,

    You may remember me :) Oh how this story touches the emotions on so many levels. Beautifully done and may the butterfly of hope become the new reality with the peaceful, positive revolution of the heart we so embrace.

    Look after YOU, my lovely friend.

    Gary

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    1. Hi gary, Of course I remember you - how could I forget you :)

      Thank so much for your thoughtful comment!

      I hope things are as well as can be with you ATM.

      Take care, Kimmie x

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  8. :D Thank you for the beautiful story. It's the little things that can make life that much more beautiful

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    1. Hi Rose, Thanks for dropping by, I'm so glad you enjoyed the story :)

      "It's the little things" Absolutely!

      All the best, Kimmie x

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    1. aw Thank you. I'm so glad you liked it :) x

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  10. How incredible that you were able to capture such amazing moments with such stunning photos! I couldn't stop smiling the whole time I was reading :)

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    1. Aw I'm so glad you enjoyed Littlie's magic moments.... It still makes me smile too :)

      Thanks for stopping by, and taking the time to comment.

      All the best, Kimmie x

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  11. *Whispers, so as not to ruin her Gargoyle persona*.......Loved that!....What a lovely tale, beautifully told....xxx

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    1. *Whispers back* ........Our secret ;)

      lol Thanks Lynn, Glad you enjoyed it xxxx

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