Saturday, February 14, 2009

We Are Not Replaceable...

When I was in the hospital Mom called me and asked if there was anything she could do for me besides taking care of the animals.

I asked her to please get bird seed, and make sure the birds and squirrels outside were fed everyday.

I have always put bird seed out for as long as I can remember. Mom said she would be happy to do that for me.
When I got home she told me that she had put seed out everyday and would watch from my window to see if the birds would come. No birds..No squirrels..

The day after I got home from the hospital I heard the loudest racket outside.

Mom was over at my house helping me by doing some laundry. I slowly walked to the window and Mom was right behind me.

We looked out the window and there was a yard full of birds..And the 4 squirrels that use to come everyday before I went into the hospital.

Mom said, "Nita this may sound weird but they know you are home."
It made me cry because I was so happy they had came back and that they had missed me.

We make more of a difference in life than we know..

You make more of a difference in life than you know..

Tomorrow I have a surprise. I have made several pieces of jewelry today and I want to have a drawing and give it away for a late Valentines Day present.

I wanted to post it this afternoon but had a surprise visit from my lovely son and and my precious grand baby Chloe.

Pictures will be posted tomorrow of the jewelry. .

xoxo Nita

Tonight's song, Thank you by Dido
1st video, pick a clip
for John...

P.s i will get around to visiting. it hurts to sit at the computer for long. so i am trying to visit a few people at a time. but i want to thank every single person who has left a comment. those comments have helped me make it through the day many times.
love nita


Doolallysally said...

Dear Nita
The tears sprang into my eyes upon reading this post. What a special lady you are and I would love to know you. Love Sal x

MooreMagnets said...

What a wonderful post! I don't think that any of us truly knows the impact that each and everyone of us has on the world!

Also, your song choice - it is the song that my husband and I played on our wedding day. I think that he and my children give me the best days of my life, and I am thankful for each and every one!

Donna said...

Well of Course they missed you!!! I Know how they Feel!!Hahaa...Glad things are slowly moving forward for you sweetie! Don't Rush It!!!!

Maija said...

First and foremost- take care of yourself! You need to get your health back!!

Stevie said...

Happy late Valentines Day, Nita. I always look forward to reading your post. I am happy for you and what a wonderful surprise.
Take care.

kimberly said...

love this post, true about not knowing the impact that is made on every living thing by the way we live.....and i'm not surprised at all that they missed you and knew you were home!!!!!! just the impact you have! :)
hugs and prayers,

Laurie in Ca. said...

What a blessing to see proof that your loved creatures missed you Nita. They love the love you give them. I have missed you too my friend and have been praying for your healing. I know that God is bringing you through gently. I love you girl.

Love and Hugs, Laurie
PS. If you visit, be sure to scroll down quite a bit as I have finally started posting pictures on my blog.

Annette said...

I do believe that...what a lovely post, you figure if the sweet birds and squirrels missed...well so did we! I know I did, and still do! I get all happy when I see you've posted, cause then I know your feeling OK for that day. I'm happy to hear that your son and grand baby Chole came by, I love that name! I didn't know you are a grandma? you don't look old enough to be one. Love to you always....

Amy said...

Nita, I believe they knew you were gone!!!
Thinking of you!!
Hugs, Amy

Just Joni said...

They can sense your sweet and gentle spirit. What a lovely gift from nature! You are so lucky to have your mom to help you do things around the house, blessings to you both. I hope you are back in the swing of things soon ~ take care, we miss you when you are away!

Mimi said...

Those animals knew you were the one who fed and loved them...they missed you...and were only waiting for you to come home...

what a sweet post for valentines day...

you are much loved by many...

Anonymous said...

That is the coolest story, Nita. Thank you for sharing it.
Been thinking of you and wondering how your week was going. I hope better each day.
love you,

Mona said...

Birds and animals are smarter than we give them credit for. I think they knew you were back. I am happy they have returned to give you the pleasure of their company. :)
Hugs and love,

A bird in the hand said...

I believe your Mom was right. What a wonderful story. Animals just "know".

The Feathered Nest said...

You are so precious Nita....the Lord knows this, your family knows this and even the little birds and animals know it!! You are such an inspiration to me sweet friend...thank you so much for your offer of the baby bracelet for Clara, Emily is absolutely thrilled as she just loves your work!!!!!! hugs and love to you and a very fast recovery as well ~ xxoo, Dawn

Mona said... HAVE known me for a long time. How you feel is how it is. I know how you feel because I will never stop aching for Patrick.
In moments of great need..he is there..I think it is God's will that they come to us when we think of them. It is nothing I can is just a "knowing." I go on...I have to. So do you..
You may not feel brave..but you are. To me you are one of the bravest women I know.
I am praying you will continue to get well..and one day the joy you once knew will be back in full force. Think it..and it will happen. I practiced until I felt's called faith.

Joanne Kennedy said...

I'm so sorry I have not been around to visit in awhile. Somehow your blog got removed from my blog roll. I was thinking of you and wondered how you were doing and was so happy when I was able to find your blog and come back here.

I'm so sorry for all you have been going through and of course I will keep you in my prayers! I always do.

You are so strong and so brave. Even if you don't feel like you are. Look at all you have and are still going through and yet your heart reaches out to others.

Those animals did know you were gone. They were missing you and once you got home they were happy once again. They need you!

Stay strong and know you are loved very very much!

I have put you on my blog roll again and hope nothing happens to get you removed ever again! Because you matter to me, very very much!


Barb said...

What a beautiful story.

Wren Cottage said...

Hi Nina,

Thank you for sharing your story and your pain, you have gone through so much ...I have benefited much by reading bits of your blog, your spirituality, and also by the beautiful music... May God continue to grant you strength and peace as you recover... I found you thru sweet Dawn and she was right you are an angel... thank you for beiing amongst us...
lots of love and prayers~ Madai

Enzie at World Market Portraits said...

Dawn had such lovely things to say about you that I just had to come over and say hello and wish you a quick recovery.

The Feathered Nest said...

My wish is that many prayers are going up for you sweet friend ~ love, Dawn :)

Jeanne said...

Your kindness and sweetness has even touched the critters.

Jann said...

My comment didn't go through, so I'm trying again. We've moved a lot during the past 15 years, and everywhere I've lived, I've always put out bird feeders. I love the wild birds. Love the squirrels, too--my parents used to have a mountain cabin when we were growing up, and we'd feed the squirrels peanuts right from our hands on the front porch! So glad your birds are back, and I know THEY are glad you're home! Love, Jann

regina barnett said...

What a wonderful post..I love the way animals love you for who you are...unlike human... God Bless....Hope you are doing well.


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