Wednesday, May 14, 2008

WFW~~Every Birdy Welcome!

A couple of years ago I started hanging a Boston Fern outside my front door. Before too long a bird had built a nest and laid eggs in the fern. I was glad to welcome her back last year as well.

By the end of summer she was so comfortable with me she stayed on her nest while I took the fern down, carefully watered it and then rehung it. She raised 4 families in that fern last summer.

So the other day as I was watering my 2008 fern, guess what I found..........

For more Word-Filled Wednesday blessings be sure to go see Amydeanne at 160 Acre Wood.


Susan said...

WOW!!!! That is just AMAZING Kelly!!

Do you see what a motherly touch you have, even the BIRDS trust you with their care! (perfect scripture too!)

Hmmm, do they come when you sing? (Did you see Enchanted??)

Have a blessed day my friend!

Melly said...

Beautiful image, verse and story to share with that verse. Thank you for sharing!

farm suite said...

I love how restful this scripture and your picture illustration are. It is a blessing to me! Thank you.

Tonya said...

Oh, Kelley, what a sweet surprise! (And a neat way to share your WFW graphic too) The scripture you chose couldn't have been more perfect!

I'm FINALLY catching up with all of my online girlfriends! Life has been crazy and of course I purposefully have been keeping busy. The holidays are always so hard. Mother's Day was nice and PRAISE GOD, HE got me through another one. Brent will ALWAYS be missed, but we're just SO THANKFUL for the PROMISE in CHRIST that we WILL see each other again! I do have SO MUCH to be THANKFUL for!

Now, I've just read your love story - WOW! You've been through A LOT, my friend! (Sounds a little like some of my past relationships) Link was my knight and shining armor (although our story wasn't "happily ever after" in the beginning -it took knowing that we were about to lose Brent before he changed and became the man I'd been praying for. That in itself is a LONG story). Back to my crazy high school past.... I was with an abusive guy when Link & I met. I won't be sharing THAT story on my blog because the guy that was "so BAD" was one that I was sneaking around and dating. My parents still don't know about him. (I've done SO MANY STUPID things in my life) It simply AMAZES me that after all I've done, JESUS would still want me. I've thought so much recently about the story in the Bible of the man with the wife named Gomer. (I think I've got the name right) No matter how many times she leaves him, and how BAD things got.. he was ALWAYS instructed by GOD to take her back. It's such a BEAUTIFUL picture of GOD and HIS love for us. (I'm going to have to go and reread that one - to make sure it's the way I'm remembering, now that I say all of that)

Anyway.. I'm SO BLESSED that you've got your PRINCE CHARMING and that you've been happily married all this time. That's a POWERFUL TESTIMONY to the LOVE & PROVISION of GOD! What wonderful legacy you're leaving your children each and every day.

Okay.. I didn't mean to write a book just now. It's just been so long since we've "talked." O=-)

I hope you're having a WONDERFUL week!
LOVE YOU!!!! Tonya

My cup runneth over... said...

What a beautiful photo...something precious about a little nest of eggs. The story you shared about the Momma bird is amazing. You must have some way about you. = )
Happy WFW. Your site is beautiful!
Tracy = )

Melanie said...

Kelley, this is great! The picture and the verse just go perfectly together.

Yolanda said...


My girlfriend hung a Christmas wreath at her front door, when she went to take it down there she round Robin eggs.

And that wreath stayed up TWO YEARS!


luvmy4sons said...

It looks as if there is an egg there that dosen't belong...the bigger spotted one...Hmmmm...We always get a nest or two near our house every year and I have to pray the little birdies fly far enough away so the dogs don't get them! I love spring. Great pic!

MrsJoeB said...
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MrsJoeB said...

Ahhh! I just love nature and how God created each thing to work like it does. What a blessing!!

In his Graces~Pamela

Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

This was great!!!! Awesome picture, Kelly. What a what to "drive home" the verse.

Many blessings!

Are you getting excited about P31??

Denise said...

Such a sweet story.

SweetPea said...

Wow...that's major trust on the part of the bird. I've never heard of the cute little birdies letting any human get close. I can't even be quiet enough to snap a pic of them on my deck.

lori said...

Now that is the BEST story of the day!! We had some a few years back and they came back year after was AMAZING to see that momma with those babies....

What a great verse and pic!!

Amy said...

Amazing picture, Kelley....and the perfect verse to go with it.

God Bless,

Sarah said...

What a blessing to have the miracle of life right there on your front porch!

Faithful Froggers said...

Oh, Kelley, what a wonderful picture and scripture. How amazing to find that little nest - just precious.

I hope you are having a wonderful, blessed week!

tiggerdaisy said...

How big is the fern to have a nest and eggs that size?? :)

That is a beatiful picture and verse Kelley...thank you for sharing!

Prayers and Blessings!

Anonymous said...

you made me go "ooooo oooo" that is gorgeous!!

Thanks for much for blessing us with that!

Jenelle said...

That's so neat! I love the verse with this photo too.

I'm glad you enjoyed my little feet! I think I'll print it out to hang up--I hadn't even thought of that until I read your comment. I'll have a cute wall hanging now! Thanks for the idea!

Young Creations said...

What a sweet story. We have had nests before. I love them. I am going to go look form some tomorrow.

Lelia Chealey said...

That is the coolest post Kelley!!
Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

That's amazing. I love birds. I know; I know; they're dirty, disease-carrying, blah-blah, but I think they're so cute!~

Christina said...

Pretty cool. Lucky bird. What a better place for a nest.