Nestful of Blessings

robin’s egg blue

“Look, but don’t touch,” we said when our son found a nest of robin’s eggs in the low branches of the holly tree.

We watched their lives unfold.

The transcendent blue of the eggs. The way they huddled together after they hatched like a pulsing, pink heart.

Four fuzzy heads. Four pointed beaks trimmed in yellow. Eyes and mouths, open and hungry.

“I’ll give them a worm,” said our son.

“No. Don’t put anything in the nest.”

What more could we add to this? What could we bring to them?

Two weeks of growing feathers and flight and they were gone. That fast. Breathtaking gift of spring.

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Teach us to realize the brevity of life,
so that we may grow in wisdom. Psalm 90:12 NLT

Love Song for a Savior, Jars of Clay.

What blessings are you most thankful for today?

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8 Responses to Nestful of Blessings

  1. roy

    the worm tells me how grateful he is….

  2. Fran Cook

    I’m sharing your slide show with my students today. I loved today’s blog!!!

    • Thank you! I couldn’t be happier. When I posted this on Pinterest, I wrote in the description that it’s great for children of all ages. My son enjoyed it, especially the shots of the birds opening their mouths.

  3. Christel

    Wow! What a neat story….and the slide show …double wow! Can’t wait to show this to my niece savannah! !!!

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