Butterfly Wings is a book that was written following the loss of my father. During a time of great sadness and heartache, God's love, comfort, and peace began to flood my soul in those early days. Even in the midst of pain, there is beauty to be found. I began having personal experiences with butterflies. They just started showing up, and boy, how often they came in those early months. The butterflies provided such comfort and peace in ways that I cannot fully convey. I just know what they meant to me. The beauty of those butterflies got me thinking of the life cycle of the caterpillar, and once his job is complete, he blossoms into the beautiful butterfly. Much like the caterpillar, we too live our lives here on earth; and once our job is complete, we too, like the butterfly, begin our new life with our Lord and Savior. Our life is not complete; it just changes. We are given a new life though Christ. My hope is that this book will provide some comfort and a sense of peace to others dealing with the loss of a loved one. We will always miss our loved ones, but we know that they are always with us, in our hearts, in our thoughts and in spirit. Yes, my friends, even in the midst of pain, there is beauty to be found. In loving memory of my dad, John McDonald (1947–2015).