The good news, my not so wonderful years of junior high and poor publicity at the high school the year before I was to attend opened doors for me to transfer to Bishop Cunningham Jr. /Sr. High School, a private school in Oswego. Here I met my forever friends, ones to whom I still have contact and consider blessings in my life. Therefore, the character building years of junior high strengthened me for the joyous years of high school. I pray our daughter will have a similar, if not better takeaway in a couple weeks.
A couple times a mourning dove landed on the roof above his head. He didn’t make any quick movements or attack before it was time. Instead, the cat waited. It watched and seemed to plan the exact moment it would swat its paw to the roof in hopes of some truly “mourning” dove lunch. I am happy to report that in spite of the cat’s cunningness and agility to jump into the feeder, it left as hungry as it arrived. Each bird scattered before the paw made contact. Go birds!
I pray our children avoid the darkness and hiding as they look to their future. I pray they are like the birds still eating from the neighboring feeders and walking about the roof, fearless and ready to receive the blessings in front of them. The cats theory might have seemed foolproof yet when put into action, he failed. Pray our children don’t fail but walk in the Light and achieve the goals they set without fear like the bird on the feeder. He left with a full belly, and probably laughing at the silly cat creature sitting in the feeder.