Empty Nest

Sometimes blessings come in unexpected places. This is what happened to me this Spring. Mother’s Day brought my adult children home to visit and I was presented with a beautiful flowering basket. After that day passed I began the nurturing process to ensure the beauty of the flowers didn’t languish. Doting over the flowers as if they were my own children and fretful that they might die from lack of water or love. One morning I awoke to inspect the flowers to find a Robin sitting in the basket. She had begun building a nest in the midst of it. An inner struggle began in me as I watched her build that nest. Surely the Robins would ruin the basket. Questions about how would I water it and would the parents allow me access to my own house, how messy would this be? When I returned that night, to my surprise the nest was complete. Built in one day. The next morning Mrs. Robin was on her nest and when she flew off there lay a perfect blue egg. Each day for the next few days another egg appeared. What a beautiful experience I was blessed to watch as the Robin family grew before my eyes. In a few weeks time the babies grew and fledged. Now I have an empty nest.

 Love is patient; love is kind. Love is not jealous; is not proud; is not conceited; does not act foolishly; is not selfish; is not easily provoked to anger; keeps no record of wrongs; takes no pleasure in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth; love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.

1 Corinthians 13

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