"Blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear."
―Matthew 13:16, NIV
Twenty-two days after my mother entered the facility, I noticed an abandoned nest in an adjacent wooded lot. As I focused my camera's lens on its poignant beauty, God quietly spoke to me of another “abandoned nest”―one whose tenant would never return.
I will always cherish my encounter and the bittersweet token of beauty God tenderly placed on my difficult path that day, simply to say . . . “I am here.”
After a nine month stay, my mother left the facility for her eternal nesting place. That was two years ago today. I miss her daily.