“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.”
- Francis Bacon

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Brave - remarkable - devoted - focused: Mothers are cut from sturdy and resilient cloth


A dear friend sent this video to me this morning. As I was watching it my heart began to swell with pride - and, quite frankly a little tear caught at the corner of my eye. Mothers belong to a remarkable sorority. A group of individuals who have the courage to brave possible death at the hands of giants (human beings in this case) to care for their babies. I, for one, am proud to be part of a group that counts this little hummingbird momma as one of its members.

Mothers don't have to give birth to belong to this exclusive sorority. All a female has to do is love another deeply and completely and without question and her dues are paid in full.

5 comments:

Finding Pam said...

That is such a sweet video. I love hummingbirds.

Deanna said...

Hi sweet Mimi..I have missed your dear blog and all the fun we had over at Beverly's for Pink Saturday. Hope you are doing well and I'll be back to visit you again!

xoxo,
Deanna :D

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

That's pretty amazing! I love a story like that with a happy ending.

Are you coming back to post regularly?

Sandi McBride said...

We haven't had as many hummers as in years past and the mother in me worries...I hope they will get here soon, they are late...thanks for sharing the video
Sandi

Jeanie said...

This is lovely. I am fortunate to "borrow" or "share" Rick's boys. They are one of the best parts of our relationship!

I met a woman from the Sault this past weekend who has adopted six or eight children, many from Thailand. They're making sure they get their education, learn English. Such nice kids. Rick told her "she's a hero" and she is.