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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Show and Tail

Mother -- in any language

These little bunnies, about 6 days old, were attacked by a dog and orphaned. Two out of the litter of five did not survive, and these three were not doing very well.

Noah is a non-releasable, one-legged homing pigeon/rock dove that is in the rehab center. Noah kept going over to the bunny cage and looking in -- even sleeping in front of the door to the cage.

Then, suddenly, there were only two bunnies in the cage. But when Noah moved a bit from the front of the cage to everyone's surprise...there was the tiny bunny..under Noah's wing....sound asleep! That little bunny rabbit had crawled through the cage, preferring a featherbed, no doubt to snuggling up with its littermates!

Now, they are all together and the bunnies are doing GREAT. When the bunnies scoot underneath Noah's feathers, he carefully extends his wings out to surround them and then they snuggle.. When one of them moves and they start sticking out here and there, he gently pushes them back under him with his beak! It is beautiful and amazing to see....

Is this what God does with us when we need the warmth and love He offers? He gathers us under His loving wings to a cradle of protection.

All we need do in return is give Him the thanks and praise for being with us.

God bless each of you.

Happy Birthday to Anne Lingberg - wikipedia

After the war, Anne and Charles wrote books that rebuilt the reputations they had gained and lost before WWII. The publication of Gift from the Sea in 1955 earned her place as "one of the leading advocates of the nascent environmental movement" and became a national best seller. (IT'S A GREAT BOOK!)

Over the course of their 45-year marriage, Charles and Anne lived in New Jersey, New York, England, France, Maine, Michigan, Connecticut, Switzerland, and Hawaii. Charles died on Maui in 1974.

After suffering a series of strokes in the early 1990s, which left her confused and disabled, Anne continued to live in her home in Connecticut with the assistance of round-the-clock caregivers. During a visit to her daughter Reeve's family in 1999, she came down with pneumonia, after which she went to live near Reeve in a small home built on Reeve's Vermont farm, where Anne died in 2001 at the age of 94. Reeve Lindbergh's book "No More Words" tells the story of her mother's last years.

Though (typically) he never showed it, Charles was hurt by Anne's 3-year affair in the early 50's with her personal doctor. This may have led to the fact that from 1957until his death in 1974, Charles had an affair with a Bavarian woman 24 years his junior, whom he supported financially. The affair was kept secret, and only in 2003, after Anne and the mistress were both dead, did DNA testing prove that Charles had fathered the mistress's three children. One child came to suspect that Lindbergh was their father and made her suspicions public, after finding among her dead mother's effects snapshots of, and letters from, Charles. He is also suspected of having fathered children by a sister of his Bavarian mistress, and by his personal secretary. All this may have contributed to the stoic character of Anne's later life.


Crystal Mary said...

We can learn a lot from animals.Imagine a dove caring for a bunny? Its like your turtle and hippo.... so nice to see.
We have missed the lovely Chatty Sandi and all the great Blogs.
xxxxx Crystal Mary.

ClassyChassy said...

Oh - Your Chatty Lady is back!!! Good - I like that picture - it is "SoooooooOOOOO YOU!"

Sweet story about the bunnies and their protector. Loved the pictures.

Changes in the wind said...

Such a sweet story.....

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Ah how sweet. I really love this story. We can learn so much from this...God does take us under his wing and protect and comfort us.

That corgi :) said...

so true how God takes us under his wings when we need him; I have that mental picture when going through tough times that he is holding me in his hands or I'm under his wings or Jesus is holding me tenderly like a little lamb

love the bunny story too!!!

I hope you are getting a bit rested from your trip (and that the laundry is getting done, LOL; always so much after a trip :)


Susan said...

Awwwww, Sandie. That was sweet. You find the sweetest things. Hope your day goes well. Susan

Knitty said...

What a wonderful example for us humans!
Welcome home! It was so nice of you to schedule posts in your absence, and while I am happy that you got away to visit your sister and those delightful babies, I am glad you are back. :)

Annesphamily said...

Oh Sandie! You tell the best stories! Thanks always for sharing.

I am so sorry everyone got hit with that scam/spam e mail from FaceBook! I was so shocked when I got your e mail! First of all, I don't have a passport so I am not going anywhere international! Secondly if I needed money I would ask my phamily by face or phone! I can not believe those creeps are still sending that email as I got it again on my other e mail account and I changed all my passwords and everything!
Sick individuals. How sad their lives must be to want to destroy some happiness for others!

Again I am so truly sorry that stupid e mail went everywhere! ARGH...Anne

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Who have ever thought a pigeon being a mother to bunnies. Trish

Jenny said...

That is so sad that two of them didn't survive :-(

It is amazing though that the rest of them are doing great - now they have a birdie for a mom ;-)

Great post!!!!

CountryBlessings@Lakewood said...

This post is precious! We have a lot to learn from our animal friends.
Country Blessings,

Jane said...

Beautiful post. I hope that the bunnies make it!


Angela said...

That is so sweet Sandie! Who would have thought that a dove would take care of bunnies!

Thanks for sharing such a heart warming story with us this week!

Tuesdays' Show & Tail!