As I drove to church on Sunday I enjoyed the sunshine, fresh air, and the birds flying in front of me and resting on the trees as I drove by.
I never used to be one to pay attention, or care so much, about the beauty and peacefulness of the birds. My mother on the other hand, appreciated and enjoyed watching, feeding, and learning about the various birds that visited her yard, bird feeders, and flowers. Mom was strategic about the greenery when planning the landscaping each year. She knew what the birds and butterflies liked and she strived to make it a welcome area for them. As I get older, I understand her appreciation of these beautiful creatures and when I see certain ones, they remind me of her. This past Sunday, I saw a few of her favorites and I said aloud, "Today is going to be a great day! Thanks Mom!"
What birds did I see? I saw a couple indigo buntings, a cardinal, and mourning doves. Of course I saw a few robins and other birds I don't know the names of but the first three always remind me of my Mom. As I organize and prepare to start my next big writing project, it's encouraging for moments like this. To some they might be birds going about their business or returning for a season, yet for me, it's a little love from Heaven reminded me she's still got my back and right there with me.
As if this wasn't enough, when I got in my car after church, the song, "Give me Jesus" was playing on the radio and I said aloud, "Thank you God, it is a great day!"
What encourages you and
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323