Sunday, August 5, 2012

IT'S A LOVE STORY


The Animal Shelter called our daughter this afternoon to tell them Captain Jack has passed away this morning.  It's really not what any of us expected.  We thought he'd make it!

With my daughter feeling so guilty for taking to him to the Shelter her daughter gave her some words of wisdom.... "Mom, you gave that little bird your entire love for 10 days.  You loved him, and he loved you back.  He came into the world a Sparrow, and left "A LOVE BIRD".

Several years ago, I painted these "Love Birds" for a Christmas Card.....Today I dedicated it to our little Love Bird, Captain Jack.  You made us all appreciate God's little wonders.

11 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry. Captain Jack was well loved in his short little life...

    Your painting is perfect, Wanda. blessings ~ tanna

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  2. oh thats just so sweet what the little girl said, sorry to hear Jack slipped away but thats life isn't it.

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  3. Why would they call to tell her that? Just so she wouldn't think she could rehabilitate a bird on her own? Blah!

    In any case, God's eye is on the sparrow and not one of them falls without His knowledge. Your granddaughter is a wise and encouraging soul. Perhaps she learned it from her grandma.

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  4. She did give him her all....what a sweet little thing. No, she shouldn't feel guilty...God sees every sparrow....

    I love your painting...so sweet!

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  5. Reminds me how wise children can be Wanda.

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  6. I love all the tender hearts for this special little bird.

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  7. This is such a tender story Wanda.
    Since we know God's eye is on the sparrow we certainly know he is in the best hands there can be.

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  8. I nearly cried when I read about Captain Jack. I can feel your daughter's sadness. She made the most loving decision she could have by sending him to the place she thought he'd be cared for best. God knows that. Maybe she'll see Captain Jack in heaven one day.
    Linda

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  9. Interesting that she was able to keep the little guy alive for 10 days and the shelter didn't do much at all. But if she would have still had him at home, she would probably feel even more guilty. All we can do is our best in those moments and she certainly gave Captain Jack her all. Your Christmas painting is very beautiful! Have a lovely week. Tammy

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  10. I'm saddened to read about the outcome for Capt Jack, but know he felt your daughter's love and compassion, and that means everything to one who suffers or is frightened. Delicate baby birds like Jack are so very difficult to save, but your daughter did a remarkable job! Kudos to her for her tenderness, sensitive care and empathy toward this precious little being.

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  11. Your talent for painting shines here with those sweet birds, and how comforting to think that he left "a lovebird."

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