Monday, July 9, 2012

It was a normal day for this Eagle family.  There was much work to be done.

As they went about the many duties of nest tending and nest guarding...

They had no idea that someone on the ground was intensely watching them, and capturing it all with their camera.

No, they were oblivious to anyone below.  They had a huge and important job to do.  Day in and day out they worked tirelessly.

I don't know about the dynamics of Eagles nest building and family raising.  I don't know about all the painstaking duties that go with it, but I do know without a doubt, that parenting is no easy feat.  In today's world, I see it growing ever more challenging for the young parents I am surrounded with.
I see the hours of time spent in teaching, training, finding creative ways to fill their little ones time, and the endless ways that they serve their families.   All of this amid the many obstacles that they face through it all.  More obstacles than I know that we faced in our time.  I watch parents of the little ones in my world, fulfilling their mission everyday, oftentimes totally unaware that anyone is watching.  But, we are watching, and we are appreciating that you are teaching, training, and leading the little ones, because we know that someday they will grow up to be honest, upright, hard working citizens.
Keep it up you who are parents.  Keep pressing on and perserving through it all.  We as the older ones are on the sidelines cheering you on.  

Like I said, I don't know the Eagle family dynamics, but when I look at this picture, I like to think that this Eagle is the grandma and she is on guard duty...overlooking and making sure all is well with her grandchildren...

...because that is what we as grandmas do.  Day in and day out.  We support, we encourage, we help, and most importantly, we pray for each one tirelessly as they face life in our world.

"A mother's(and a grandmother's)(my version) love for her child(and her grandchildren) is like nothing else in the world.  It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things, and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path."     ~Agatha Christie

"Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;  does not behave rudely,  does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in truth;  bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."
~1 Corinthians 13: 4-7

A special thank you to my talented Uncle, for the time and skill he put into capturing these amazing pictures.  I hope National Geographic people find him:)

Oh, and please check my last post for my latest giveaway.  All you need to do for a chance to win, is to let me know what your favorite breakfast choice would be.  The giveaway drawing is this evening.

Thank you for stopping by. 


lindsey said...

beautiful post Judy and great photo's...thank you 'Uncle'!

Leslie said...

Hi Judy!
First off, I want to thank you for taking the time to leave me such a precious note in my cozy kitchen. Your words were so kind, and now that I'm here meeting you in your blog I can see why! You are a lovely woman inside and out and it shows in your writing about family and the Lord. I can't wait to get to know you more!
Come back and visit anytime!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Your photos are spectacular and the quote and verses so perfect and encouraging. I have so enjoyed this post and my visit with you! :)

Happy@Home said...

Once again your uncle has captured some amazing photographs. The first one of the water is so peaceful. It made me want to be right there enjoying that beauty.
The eagles tending their nest are fascinating. I've seen a lot of bird's nests, but never one that huge. I like how you compared the eagles tending to their young to moms and grandmas doing the same thing. You always inspire.

Judy said...

So true...your thoughts on eagles and grandmothering! And great photos of the eagles. Now I need to find out what kind of eagles those are. Thye look somewhat different than the bald eagles we have here.


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