Looong story but the oddest thing happened today.
i was in the living room with DH and DS14 when an orange and black butterfly (a Monarch i believe) landed on the window - the actual glass, which I thought rather strange.
We'd all noticed it and i told them how i'd read somewhere that when somebody dies a butterfly can appear to those left behind....we all thought about it for a while then I called DS9 in to look at the butterfly and tell him the tale too.
When he came in we couldn't see it and i was a little disappointed so told him to pop out the front door in case it was on the frame where we coudln't see it - well blow me, there it was!
As soon as we'd seen it, it took flight but instead of flying away that little thing hung around the front garden and started fluttering around the boys....how odd!
Well that was it, we decided then that it was Nanny Win for sure coming to say goodbye! She was almost playing with DS9, and when he went out on his bike with his friend he said the butterfly was still flying around!
Later in the day we called to to see my in-laws and told MIL what had happened and she was rather taken with the idea it could have been her Mum.
Well, some time after we'd arrived back home MIL called and asked what colour the butterfly was so I told her - guess what - she had an orange and black butterfly on her flowers in the garden where she's never seen one land before! Now my MIL spend a *lot* of time in her garden so if she says she's never seen one there before then I believe her.
coincidence, or Nanny Win?