REFLECTIONS ON CHANGE, SPIRITUALITY, BELIEF, FAITH, PRAYER, AND MORE
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Tuesday 2/23/10 - "STANDING GUARD"
Sunday morning I went out to get the paper and saw a cracked duck egg at the end of the walkway that leads up to our front door and where the duck nursery is located. Something had stolen an egg out of the nest. I went to get my camera, but when I returned one of the male ducks that keeps watch over mama had picked up the egg, was carrying it out into the grass and was eating its contents. The majority of the inside of the egg was left on the walk. I don't mean to gross anyone out, but I saw an eyeball and other parts of the embryo. It made me feel sad.
Fast forward to this morning and I noticed many male ducks on the front roof of our house and the house next door keeping watch below them. I feel sure they were standing guard that no animal try to steal another egg from the nest.
Mama duck leaves the nest several times a day to eat and drink. I have observed some other things I never saw happening the last time. Not being a duck I can only guess at what is going on and it may be completely incorrect. Mama will be setting and one of the male ducks comes up, sits on top of her, bites at her neck, and then starts flapping his wings. Mama starts squawking and finally gets up off the nest and she and the male duck walk out into the yard. My interpretation? That this is a first time mother being guided by an old timer male duck. ???
On to other topics. Daughter got a lead on a job from someone in Alcoholics Anonymous. She had an interview yesterday that went really well. Turns out this was a job with an insurance company too. A few weeks ago she interviewed with a different insurance company in Ft. Myers. That interview went well also, but she didn't get the job. This time she will have a second interview on Thursday with the manager of the office she would be working in and they will make a decision Friday. PRAY GOD'S WILL BE DONE - AGAIN - AND THANK YOU FOR PRAYING FOR HER.
I'm leaving in a few minutes for an Al-Anon meeting and will meet daughter after that for an AA meeting. I am so grateful that these programs exist, that I found them, and that working them has provided the opportunity for peace and serenity one-day-at-a-time as I live life in this crazy world.
Love to all you bloggers. Prayer Girl (Photo credit: Husband, Steve, shot this picture at my request. Thank you hubby!)
I'm sober in AA since July 5th 1985, and a grateful member of Alanon since November 2004.
I joined the "blogosphere" in September, 2008.
In December 2011 I became a grandmother for the first time and now understand why it's such a big deal. I'm wildly in love again with that little guy.