Thursday, January 3, 2013

because He cares





The story...

Wednesday afternoon I had just walked into my bedroom when I heard a loud thump on the window. My doors in the bedroom are all glass. I walked over to the window and saw a little bird almost buried in the snow...on his back, feet up. I had a small basket handy that had just been collected from sissy's room. I opened the door and scooped up the little bird. His little eyes were blinking but I wasn't sure if he broke his neck or not. I gave the basket a slight shake to loosen the snow around him and then i put the basket there close to where he fell. Within 3-5 minutes the basket was empty. Even though I was working there in my room I didn't get to see him leave.

This sweet experience was a tender mercy for me. On Tuesday morning our youngest and last child took flight. I have been limping along. Sad. Thankful. Blue. Tender. Sad. As I was driving home from Jazzercise yesterday I noticed a tear was rolling down my cheek. I thought of how small my loss is compared to Joan Ashton, Margaret Sargent and Anne Marie Barton. I was humbled...which happens to be the word on my bracelet...pounded into my bracelet. 

Liz and I had been cleaning out her room that Monday. Her Easter basket was one of the few items left that needed to be put away. When that little bird hit the window I looked around and right there... waiting to be put away in my closet... was her small basket. I remembered then that God sees us. He loves us. Even a sparrow that falls from the sky He notices and cares about. He let me rescue a little sparrow and sent me a message. How amazing really. I am humbled.




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8 comments:

Cath said...

This is so beautiful Cristie. I understand that feeling - of being humbled, and sometimes having it pounded into me. Again and again. Your children are so lucky to have you. What a tender story. And indication that God is mindful of all his creations, and all his children. Liz will fly and your nest will continue to fill with many sweet things. xoxo

cristie said...

i love you. xox

Melissa: said...

I love this so much. Thank you for sharing it. Such a sweet reminder of the nature of our relationship to Heavenly Father.

Yesterday, when I saw your photo of the Find Friends page, I couldn't help thinking how amazing it is. All those wonderful people, who have spread out into the world, who are also spreading such goodness, faithfulness and service. What an accomplishment, Cristie! Amazing.

S. Etole said...

Such a vivid picture of His love and care for us and a special message for you at this time.

cristie said...

my dear...you bless me. xox

cristie said...

thank you sue. xox

Julie O'Leary said...

Brings a tear to my eye! I am familiar with these feelings. You have saved many
birds in your basket of love. Love you dear friend.

cristie said...

lucky for me we have done much of life together dear friend. i love you. xox