A monarch butterfly visited our flowers. S/he was determined to stay, in spite of excited children and adults reaching out to touch. This butterfly is endangered, so the visit was very special.
I always give the children I teach roots- the foundation to become strong and happy. That comes naturally for the teacher in me. Wings are the final journey, after roots have become secure and sturdy. The monarch was showing me the power of wings.
This monarch butterfly stayed for a very long time. I knew there was a reason and a message:
Jennie, never forget how important roots are. The more you give to children, their wings can grow.
Yes. I thanked the monarch butterfly. What a gift!