Friday, May 14, 2010

MY nest.

I dropped off Autumn to Viola yesterday and we both saw this little nest laying on the ground next to a tree.
An empty nest.
Autumn picked it up and brought it to me. I LOVED IT!
Reminded me of my mom. she collects these and has them around her house....
so cute!
she loves them because of the detail and the hard work these little birds go through to create a safe haven for their babies.
Every nest has a story!
As I drove home with this nest in the passenger seat...I drove ever so carefully so it wouldn't roll off the seat. Even finding myself reaching over and putting my hand on top of it to secure it.
I carried it up my porch and am now proudly displaying it.
I love it!.
Some may think its weird. I for one, think its beauty.
Isn't this what we do as mothers? parents?
Create a NEST, a safe haven, a comfortable spot to place our children out of harms way while we raise them?
and then when they are all grown......we let THEM FLY!
hopeing we taught them well.
Things have been placed in my lap so obvious lately.
I have asked the BIG bird above to help direct me. :)
not sure WHERE to fly with this one............
at all!
but I keep coming back to the same answer:
"create a safe NEST for them"
"Build them up"
"protect them"
believe me when I say......
I will go to the end of the earth for my children...........
I have had sleepless nights thinking about little Ethan.
that 4 year old little boy that died due to careless monsters that were careing for him.
I won't even call her a mother. she doesn't deserve that respect.
he had NO safe one to help keep him safe...
Im so GLAD HF took him!
no one can hurt him anymore......
and now he can FLY! :)
I will hug my children a little tighter.
build them a little higher...
protect them a little while longer..
no one better mess with my baby birds!
the end!


Keri said...


Megan said...

LOVE it! I agree with 100% of what you said. I have shed a tear or two over what that sweet boy endured. I know that the Savior was there to comfort him during his last moments here on earth. Final judgement will not come soon enough for those monsters that did that to him. I have hugged my kids a little tighter all week long....

Rick & Danielle said...

Beautifully said, Annie.
Ethan's story has killed me all week long too. I don't know how two human beings can be so heartless, especially a "mother." There is a special place in hell for them, I really do think.
Love the nest sweet, and SO true!!

Jeri said...

Beautiful post! You are a thoughtful girl Annie. Your little birds are lucky to have you for a mother!

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

I tired the Burts Bees stuff..and LOVED it! Thanks!

Rileigh said...

Dear Annie

The next time I visit Utah can we pretend like we have been friends forever and hang out whilst our little ones run around with open bottles of nail polish and fishy crackers?



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