This was an incredible encounter. Mother, father, baby cardinal, on the ground in my yard. My dog Honey, part Golden Retriever discovering them and barking excitedly. Parents fly into the bush and baby remains alone and frightened on the ground with Honey running around her. I am worried she is injured, I pick her up and Honey is put in the house.
I will calm her as her parents watch closely from the bush. I notice she has a long piece of something stuck to her eye and she is blinking and blinking. I gently remove it. Now I take a deep breath and gently begin to stroke her head with my finger. I do this until she falls asleep.
Mother and father are so close they can feel my love for their baby. I am in Heaven knowing that baby and I are meeting in this way for a very beautiful and purposeful reason. Everything feels just right.
After a little while we form a plan. All worked perfectly. Baby can fly!
Later that day I was sitting in the yard when mama flies over and rests on a branch right above me. She came to thank me and I thanked her too. This is the world I am in love with. This is how beautiful it all really is. The exchange between baby and me, mother and father watching, feeling, knowing. This is Blessed Communion and I am so thankful.
And today mother, father and baby were all here again.