Hospice of the Big Country remembers loved ones with butterfly memorial


A special memorial was held Saturday at Nelson Park by Hospice of the Big Country.

Each butterfly resembled a loved one who was lost; 200 painted butterflies were released each one emerging from an envelope with someone’s name on it.

“In releasing of the butterfly, there’s a degree of releasing some grief,” said Burt Williams of Hospice of the Big Country. “In the grieving process, there are coming to terms with adjusting to the loss of a loved one and turning our thoughts forward toward the future."

The service is held every spring. In the fall, the Hospice of the Big Country holds a candlelight memorial service.

Article originally published at KTXS