May 18, 2007

Pondering Over the Robin Nest


We found this little Robin's nest the other day and there were three little babies - all opening their tiny beaks... waiting on Mom and Dad to hurry home and stuff them full of slimy stuff. *yick!* The Robins are slaving away all day trying to keep their baby birdies fed. I have left them alone so that I could get another photo when they are a bit larger. Tomorrow we plan to go see how they are doing.

Watching those busy robins reminds me of homeschool moms and their kids... and how we scurry around trying to do the best we can in the short amount of time we are given. We know that one day they are going to step off of the branch and our job will be done. We try to find the best 'worms' (curriculum, opportunities, friends, activities, books, etc.) for our little ones. Sometimes we fail to see that for all our efforts, the Lord is the one who provides the gain and directs our flight.

I want to sing praises in the morning and spend time with the one who can give me energy and strength to keep flying. There is so much to do. Lord, help me not overlook what is truly important. I know that relying on my own strength to get it done will only make me fail (and stress out as well). Help me lean on You.

Isaiah 40:31 - but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

I pray He gives us what we need. I trust that He will. Rest in Him. It is good to know He loves your baby "birdies" as much as you do.

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Bev said...


That is an absolutely WONDERFUL photo. You are quite talented w/that camera! :)

I love the comparison. I have to stop and remind myself of that very thing quite often as well. Now I have a photo to go with it!

Love ya,


Mandy said...

Beautifully written!

Ruth said...

just found your blog.. and had to say I love your post! I read your "homeschooling journey" story and it was wonderful..
thanks for sharing! Its all so encouraging!


Anonymous said...

I love you!!! XXOXXOOO


Sprittibee said...

Thanks Bev. ;) I went out to check today and didn't see the birdies. I wonder how long it takes for them to be ready to fly. Surely it isn't less than a week? I hope they are OK - maybe sleeping up there. I need a ladder to see them properly.

Mandy - Thank you!

Ruth - Thanks for the comments. Hope to see you around.

I love you too, Morgan. You are a sweetie. Love, Mommy

Sherry said...

Very inspirational. The birds must be fun to watch.



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