The Story of Vibrant Wings Butterflies
I am a butterfly farmer. One question I am asked all the time is, “How did you think of such a unique thing as raising butterflies?”. Well, I did not create the practice of raising butterflies or butterfly releases, but it is certainly a unique business and I enjoy it immensely.
Oftentimes, a tragedy will lead us down a path we were not expecting. This is the case with my business. I had never heard of or seen a butterfly release. I had no idea that butterfly farms existed. My journey into butterfly farming began with a tragic event, the passing of my first daughter, Violet. She died unexpectedly of a heart condition when she was a baby. Needless to say, I was devastated. Every year at her birthday and again at the anniversary of her passing, I would grieve deeply. The heartache is intense.
One day, I saw a butterfly release at a memorial service. It affected me deeply. At such a sad time, watching the beauty of the butterflies was magical and uplifting; a symbol of hope. I wanted to release butterflies and I wanted to bring those feelings to others. It was a beautiful tribute to my daughter. And so, my butterfly farm was born.
It has been many years since I started my butterfly farm. Vibrant Wings Butterflies has released butterflies for just about every event imaginable, happy and sad. Butterflies are a beautiful way to celebrate the beginning of a new life, like a wedding or a new baby. They can commemorate loved ones who have passed on, celebrate recovery, serve as a symbol of love and hope, and educate our children of the wonders of nature.
My heart is in every butterfly release that we do and each release is an honor to be a part of. It is my daughter’s legacy as the memory of her carries on.
I hope that our butterflies bring you hope, peace, wonder, and beautiful memories!