In memory of children who have been taken from the world too soon, the Memorial Butterflies in the garden provide families and friends of lost children an opportunity to memorialize them in a setting that can provide respite. This enduring tribute can play an important role in the grieving process, providing a timeless remembrance and symbol of hope.
About the butterfly symbol:
The Christian culture views the butterfly as a symbol of resurrection. As represented in the story of Christ, who died on the cross, was buried in a tomb for three days, and then, came to life again to offer hope to all Christians for life after death, it is an especially significant symbol during the Easter season. The butterfly can be seen as the insect who ‘dies’ as a caterpillar, is buried in the cocoon for a length of time, and emerges in a new life-that as a creature who has the ability to transcend the ordinary and take flight into the heavens. In many spiritual circles the butterfly represents the spirit or soul.