Thursday, January 12, 2012

My Little Sparrow

Eve's Peace Dove

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.


  1. I love love love this!!!! I didn't care too much about birds until Jenna either. The peace dove is beyond beautiful- so perfect!


  2. Oh, how beautiful. I have Charlie's name done by CarlyMarie. It's about to be mounted on canvas :)

  3. That's right -- I'd totally forgotten about the meaning behind Small Bird Studios. <3

  4. I'm getting Eve's name in the sand, too. Can't wait!

  5. <3 the bird imagery!


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