I was traveling through country back roads, on my way to meet up with friends after Sunday school. My sister Angelia (of flashPress) was following me in her little SUV.
As we crossed the bridge taking us away from our village, I noticed a small blue bird sitting in the road next to a deceased blue bird. My heart ached for this little bird that appeared to be grieving the loss of its friend.
I spent most of the afternoon with friends, my sister went on to work and I travelled back home along the same route I’d used earlier. As I approached the bridge, sure enough the little blue bird still, after all those passing hours, was standing guard over its fallen friend.
It wasn’t a safe place to stop, so I passed by, and was soon able to turn my big SUV around. I wanted to go back and see if I could do something to help with this little bird’s grieving.
Getting closer, this time I was able to stop and get out.
I had decided to try moving the deceased bird onto the side of the road, in the grass. This would allow the other could stand with it without being in harm’s way.
The little bird flittered away, chirping and flying back and forth from overhanging trees. It was very vocal about its distress.
Sadly, there was no way to move the bird--not much was left. I decided it was best to leave it be.
I took the time to pray peace over the little blue bird, helping it to continue on. I’m sure a nest was nearby--perhaps even another mate.
My understanding is that a male blue bird can have two mates in the area. He will take over tending the young if the female moves to another nest to produce another batch of chicks.
This little blue bird was a reminder of being faithful even when all seems lost and hopeless. He or she didn’t abandon its mate in its distress. It stayed on, even past the end.
These little music makers have brought much joy to my life ever since I can remember. As a child, I was filled with wonder while walking in our beautiful countryside, or riding one of our horses along a country road. Often I was accompanied by one or two of these little blue guardians during my journey.
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