Daliolite, Luckily it was a small Eastern Screech owl & I had a towel in my car big enough to wrap it completely. I sat on the edges so it wouldn’t come unwrapped while I was driving & was only 2 miles from my house.
Interesting comment about me helping things "die/pass/recover" as twice this year I’ve had birds die in my hands, both pigeons. I’m also the one who sits with any of our animals when we have to put them to sleep, it’s only right I hold them when they pass. We’ve been married for 28 years & have no less than 3 rescue dogs at a time so losing them is just part of having pets. I recently started volunteering for a dog rescue group. We adopted a dog in April & saw how much good nutrition helped her recover from nursing 9 puppies while living on the streets so I offered to cook versus them paying for expensive high quality food. Some of them are pretty sick, pregnant or malnourished & need a specialized diet. I guess this is part of my purpose here-THANK YOU for this.
Thank you for the message about my mom & a problem was averted. Her 1st doctor was pushing for stem cell treatment but it didn’t seem right. We got another doctor who is wonderful & she didn’t need treatment for another year & stem cell wasn’t necessary. The BIGGEST message was from God & we firmly believe He sent someone to sit next to my mom while waiting to see the stem cell doctor. The lady did exactly what the 1st doctor wanted my mom to do & sadly she wasn’t doing well at all. My mom looked at me & said “we’re done here”, we both knew what He was telling us.
I’m a worrier too & I wish I was more like my daughter as well, both my children have exceeded my parenting skills. My daughter’s faith has helped her more than I wish she needed. She’s graduating in December with a degree in psychology. We’re in Central Texas now & she would LOVE to live by the water so we’ll see what happens when she graduates & where she ends up working.
You were right on about timing for the relationship, she was NOT ready & did have some things to take care of, more than I wish she had to deal with. She told me “if God wants us to date it’ll happen” & I’ve always felt it was “meant to be” (I named the grandchildren for goodness sakes); however, I believe that time has passed - a lot has happened in 4 years. He got married very quietly, no engagement w/ only parents & siblings attending; she was no longer pregnant 1 month later. Their divorce was final well before their 1st anniversary but not before she got a chuck of his cash. We later found out she asked him & his parents to try & get our daughter to leave the church, of course they didn’t do this. Apparently it was a big conflict & we have no idea why she would do this because they never dated. Gratefully our daughter lives out of town so really isn’t there much & we weren’t aware about any of this conflict until after their divorce. This is why I feel their time has passed & he was in her life for another reason - he was the 1st person she told what happened to her years earlier & this started her on her path to getting help & healing.
I hate to ask a question & it’s odd but it’s about the church. Does her friend’s parents want her to move on from this church? This was her sanctuary when she needed it & I don't want it to end poorly.
Thank you for the message about GIVING THANKS! I’m assuming that’s what the turkey feather was for. I am very blessed & I do give thanks every day but it’s always nice to be reminded.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!