Yesterday this special photo of a sand drawing was waiting for me in my inbox when I got home -- it's Eve's peace dove, made by CarlyMarie. I really love it. What a beautiful gift.
It's interesting -- although I've never had any great love for birds (and often a great dislike of some), birds are tightly woven into my memory of Eve. I feel like I've had a heightened awareness of birds since she died, even though I don't believe that their appearances have a particular significance. They just make me think of her.
The other day, I was looking at a photo of my little girl. And as I was looking at her face, I thought, "Hello, little sparrow." And it felt just right -- she is my little sparrow, at Home and sweetly tended by her Daddy.
I just wish that we could have flown together here in this life. I miss her terribly.
"Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God." ~ Luke 12:6
"Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself . . . a place near your altar, Lord Almighty, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you." ~ Psalm 84:3-4
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Faces of Lost, Faces of Hope has included my guest post in their series on creative healing! It just went up today. I am so honored to have been asked to participate (thanks, Beryl!). I am also giving away one of my art prints as a part of the series. Find my post and and enter the art giveaway here.