The Gift

The Gift

Over a span of 3 months, an ordinary robin taught me more about the importance of caregiving and dealing with loss than any single book I’ve ever read. Love, Sacrifice & Self-Care In late May, a mother robin decided to build her nest right outside of my bedroom, atop the porch pillar. Frankly, I thought it was an odd place to have babies, given how often my husband, our dog and I were on the porch or in the bedroom.  Regardless, for nearly 2 weeks straight she sat on that nest.  A male robin came by frequently to deliver berries, which I saw her carefully tuck behind the nest those that she did not immediately eat.  Innately, she knew that her focus must remain on her role as caregiver of those eggs.  She was planning ahead to care for herself when she could not leave to gather food.  How brilliant! Lesson #1 – Plan ahead and tuck away a few resources to care for […]

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