Friday, July 20, 2012


A few weeks ago we found a baby screech owl perched on a branch of our tree in the front yard.  For all of us here in our home it was exciting.  We spent the entire day going outside to check on her and to ooh and ahh at her beauty.  I asked what we should name her and my mother over the phone said Beauty.  So Beauty it is.  She even still had her fluffy baby feathers barely hanging on the sides of her wings.  She was precious and we felt blessed to have her in our tree in our front yard.  I can't even count how many times we would go out there and check on her but it was a lot. 

Evening fell and Kate, my oldest, asked if we could go see her one more time before bed.  We grabbed the flashlight and pointed it in the direction of the branch that she so comfortably perched on all day long.  To our disappointment she was gone.  As we went inside I could see my little six year old daughter's shoulders hunched over making a bee line for her bedroom, and I just knew she had tears in her eyes.  I stopped her and gave her a big hug and said, "Are you sad that Beauty is gone?"  She shook her head.  I said, "I am too."  I said, "Aren't you thankful that she chose to spend her entire day with us?  How lucky we were right?"  She agreed.  I also said, "You never know she may come back one day to see us again."  Then I told her to do something in honor of Beauty to thank her for coming to visit us.  Twenty minutes later Kate turns the chalkboard around to show me a drawing that she made for Beauty.  I thought it was a pretty sweet tribute for this sweet baby owl who so kindly graced us with her presence for one lovely day.

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  1. Beauty is beautiful! How cool. I love Kate's drawing.

  2. Thank you Danzel! I just checked out your blog and love it! I'm on my way to follow you right now!!