My best friend Cheryl was diagnosed with Cancer for the 3rd time after we had been best friends for about 8 years. Our husbands were best friends too. We spent a lot of time together, mostly on the water. We would play all day on the lake and then enjoy the sunsets. She would always say "This is my favorite time of day!" She was determined that the cancer wouldn't take her. We were planning to rent a houseboat in September ( a few months away), and she was so excited about it. She said " I'm still going to be here, we will all be there in September."
But she wasn't there. She left us in July, just a few days before my birthday. I was devastated. I believed her! I was so sure she was right! I was sad for a very long time, and couldn't think of her without crying the first few months. I grieved over the grandchildren she would never see, her children she would never see marry, and the times I would not get to spend with her anymore.
One afternoon as I was sitting outside, enjoying the sunset, a butterfly landed on my arm, and stayed there until dark. I thought it odd that it was so comfortable resting on me. Each day when I was outside at dusk, the butterfly would come again, and stay right by my side. By the end of the Summer, I named the butterfly Cheryl.
She comes back every Summer to sit and watch the sun set with me. She gives me peace and comfort. Now I know that butterflies have a short lifespan, and they don't come back year after year, but this one does. It's just Cheryl, enjoying her favorite time of day.

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Thank you so much Alysathena for the generous heart ♥️
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I'm just overwhelmed by all of you. I'm always so amazed by the beautiful souls on Sketch Club. I guess artists are just the most loving, caring people. Love all of you. Such sweet comments, and feelings here. I'm sincerely touched. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
You all are so sweet and kind to me. A very special thanks to Kimmers for highlighting this sketch in her lovely sketch. It means so much to me that you did this! ♥️ Here is her lovely sketch
http://app.sketchclub.com/sketch/10184622

Oh my goodness. This means the world to me in so many ways. This sketch was such a heartfelt sketch to do, and today of all days, is the anniversary of the day Cheryl left this world. I can't believe the kindness of you wonderful people on Sketch Club. Thanks to Kimmers, and all of the wonderful people that wanted to see this be in my best sketches for me. I can't thank you all enough. It means so much to me, and I hope that Cheryl is looking down today, and can see this. I'm so blessed to know you all. Love you all. ♥️ I'm so very touched. Thank you SO SO much mystery Gloperator! I wish I could thank you personally for choosing this particular sketch. I'm so honored and happy. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

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