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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Touch of Heaven Here

"Mama quick, can I borrow your camera?" There is the most beautiful bird outside. I've never seen one quite like it before! It has red on it's wings, the brightest red you have ever seen!"

I never thought twice about it.....I gave her my camera and she flew out the door. When she came back in to show me this mysterious bird, I smiled in amazement.  In all the 16 years my man has planted us here and made our home this is the first one I've seen.

You see I often get homesick for the place I'll always call home. The place where my roots started to grow. And when I saw this Red winged black bird I knew he was a gift.......a gift to me, from Him. I know it's crazy it's only a bird. But he came from that familiar place I know all too well. A touch of home. A gift like this creates a warm, cozy, by the woodstove fire, kind of feeling for me. A feeling that I can't get here.

 Please don't misunderstand me, I love the beautiful home my Man has built for us. The roots we planted here are still growing....... They say home is where your heart is. And I have often wondered if my heart could possibly be in two places.
 I have a feeling there is a touch of heaven here. If you just look around you , He sends little gifts from home all the time, but it's not this home your heart longs for. It's the one your heart was meant for. You see, just like this red winged black bird is passing through on it's way up home, so too are we just passing through here and our soul longs for Heaven. And I just know you have never seen a place quite like it.
And some day my soul is going to soar and when it does.......I'll no longer be homesick.

Pictures were taken by my Sunshine Girl!


  1. I have these same thoughts...thinking about HOME and being whole.

    Great photos!

  2. Beautiful pictures Sunshine Girl! Beautiful words momma ;) Love your thoughts, I read a blog called, "Our Journey Home" and it made me think of that. And yes Melissa, being home and being whole... what a blessed feeling to have such peace.