Baby Birds, Creation, and Love

Tonight I was scrolling through social media, mindlessly searching for something beautiful or hopeful in the wake of 72 hours of grief. And I found it. A dear friend had posted a picture of a mud swallow’s nest built right up against the eaves of her house with 4 brand new baby birds inside. I was instantly taken back to being 8 years old and having to run from the detached garage and into our house because Mama mud swallow would try and dive bomb us to protect her babies. Babies that were snuggled safely inside a nest of mud and sticks, built lovingly and instinctively just to the right of our front door. “Why?” I asked my heart. “Why did you hold on to that memory?” And the answer was so simple. We always remember the introduction of new life.

If you are anything like me, you are demoralized and angry over violence, polarization of peoples, fear, and hatred. And you are enraged over both what is being done and over the crippling fear that nothing can be done. I had a full on meltdown in my closet today while my husband tried to understand what I was grappling with. And after I had used up all my words I went to the mirror and saw a fury in my eyes that both terrified and excited me. My friends, we don’t get anywhere without passion, and passion doesn’t even come close to the explosion going on within. But my trouble was with the really big question of “what can I do”. What can a tiny, white, suburban, stay-at-home mom do? Until tonight I had no answer.

An emotional run and the image of 4 baby birds in a nest gave me my answer. Because when we are desperate to hear, we will. Create and Love. That’s it. It’s so simple. Oh dear hearts, it’s so simple. We create beauty and truth and life. And we love deeply and purely and well. That’s it. We extend those things to our children and our neighbors and we ask what we can do for others as our creative energy spills over. We serve one another and place value on life that is not just our own. That is going to look different for you as you live it out than it will for me. And thank God for that, because your talents are unique and different from my own. And you have them. Talents, I mean. You have them. Don’t you dare buy in to the lie that you don’t. That’s where I was, hurt and broken just hours earlier, believing the lie that I wasn’t enough and couldn’t do anything about the world’s brokenness. My offering may not be very big, but I will offer it.

Hey, Kelly? Thanks for sharing your birds.

376,970 thoughts on “Baby Birds, Creation, and Love”

  1. Great site you have here but I was curious about if you knew of any message boards that cover the same topics discussed in this article? I’d really like to be a part of community where I can get feedback from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Cheers!

  2. May 8th 2011 – 3:49pmHi,I really like the angels and winter type images. They will be perfect for the fall and winter. I always have loved the birds and this new sheet is fantastic. The solid colors and butterflies will be fun for the younger set. All of the sheets are beautiful and I look forward to using them in my jewelry design.Rhonda

  3. Keep up the good piece of work, I read few articles on this web site and I believe that your web blog is real interesting and contains sets of fantastic info .

  4. UżyÅ‚em dwóch (DWÓCH) metod: wciÅ›niÄ™cie i zwolnienie przycisku i… dziaÅ‚a. W przeglÄ…darce. Na buttonach, w obiektach flashowych itp. Sprecyzuj problem. P.S. Najprostszy przykÅ‚ad – gdy element znajduje siÄ™ w pozycji 500,400 od lewego górnego rogu ekranu:…Thread.sleep(4000); // Daj sobie czas na alt+taba do przeglÄ…darki (oczywiÅ›cie ‚sen’ w try-catch’u)robot.mouseMove(500, 400); //Przesuwamy myszkÄ™robot.mousePress(MouseEvent.BUTTON1_MASK); // Wciskami button 1robot.mouseRelease(MouseEvent.BUTTON1_MASK); // Puszczamy button 1…

  5. Oh what a great post! You know, I never thought of it that way…but you are absolutely correct. “That mom” encompasses any and all things bad, wrong, or stressful. Be true to you…sometimes we'll have imperfect moments and that's ok. It'll just makes us normal moms…like everybody else!

  6. Det där med att det skulle vara oartigt att hångla offentligt har jag aldrig fattat. Jag gillar öht när folk är öppna med att de tycker om varandra på något sätt (behöver inte vara fiiiint och kääärlek, men uppenbarligen gillar man ju varandra på jag vill hångla upp dig-sättet om man hånglar), så jag blir bara glad.

  7. Vera, we all have realized that our God has been working from the start of Basil’s illness; however his timing isn’t our and we want instant healing when he wants to show us his power. PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME and will continue to wait upon Him! Blessings to you and extra grace and strength as you as you care for Basil.

  8. Hi Teli, thanks for giving us such a wonderful guide. I am searching for this kind of information guide to develop more knowledge and to do work more effectively. I hope it’s really effective. I just bookmarked it. Let me learn in my free time.

  9. 'trouser suits weren't considered acceptable office wear as recently as the mid-1990's ' – I never knew that, seems a bit nuts how much things can change in a few years! When I started school (1990) none of the girls wore trousers but by the time I got to high school we all did. Love the blouse today, v pretty fabric 🙂

  10. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this,
    like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but instead of that, this is wonderful blog.

    A great read. I will definitely be back.

  11. you’re really a excellent webmaster. The site loading pace is incredible. It seems that you’re doing any unique trick. Also, The contents are masterwork. you have performed a great task in this topic!

  12. Eerste keer Primark: Was ff met mn mams naar Primark geweest, ze hield het niet uit zo druk, nou ikke wel hoor! Heb voor (ehm…) volgens mij voor ongeveer 11 euro dit gekocht: Blauwe colsjaal, lange ketting, 5 paar oorbellen, zonnebril, borstel en horloge! Niet te geloven! Ik vergeet die dag nooit meer, heb echt geno-ten! En zooo geproviteerd van die prijzen! Ben echt superblij geweest (en nu nog!)

  13. Coś piszesz nie halo. Jak mi wiadomo wszyscy korzystamy z wykresów z przeszłości. Ty też. I to właśnie ekstrapolujemy na przyszłość. Przecież wszystkie wskaźniki i oscyalatory pochodzą z przeszłości , cały Elliott, kanały trendowe itd. I robią to wszyscy ; ulica i grubasy. Oj Panie inwestor!

  14. Joana Leal comentou em 4 de dezembro de 2009 às 03:13. Julia, faz um tuto pra gente com bronzeadores. Eu sou branquinha então esse verão é a desculpa perfeita pra ficar um pouquinho mais moreninha.Com seu carisma natural pergunto, cade voce na televisão? Voce faria se tivesse oportunidade?Um beijo.

  15. I’ll immediately grab your rss feed as I can’t find your email subscription link or e-newsletter service. Do you have any? Kindly let me know in order that I could subscribe. Thanks.

  16. Superb blog you have here but I was curious about if you knew of any user discussion forums that cover the same topics discussed in this article? I’d really like to be a part of group where I can get comments from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Many thanks!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *