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Staying Afloat

June 21, 2013


Several days ago I was at the VA Hospital with my husband. I opted to sit outside to watch the geese and ducks. It was sweet to observe this mother duck with her ducklings. There were ten altogether. I spoke to a gentleman and he told me that there is some kind of fish in the small lakes that will kill the babies and that the water turtles will too. My heart sank.. Today I have heard from a friend that there is flooding in Alberta where she lives and she has asked for prayer. There are fires that have caused devastation and there are families that are hurting from loss and problems. Each of us is given so many days  and sometimes the load gets heavy. These little ducklings are trusting that they will be ok and be with their mama and live out their lives doing what ducks do. In my heart I want to protect all from hurt,but in my knowing I know that we all have our own unique path to live out. It comes with various experiences, it comes with sorrow, sadness, joy,love, beauty, inspiration and more. Stand strong in your affliction be grateful for the simple things in life and learn and grow as a human being to bring comfort to others in their time of need.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 21, 2013 7:25 PM

    There are no guarantees, are there.


  2. June 21, 2013 7:56 PM

    An inspiring post, Roberta. Praying all will go well with your friend and others affected. Thanks for stopping by today.



    • June 22, 2013 7:09 PM

      Thank you! My friend posted on fb that she her situation looked better.. (:


  3. June 23, 2013 3:32 PM

    Around here, it’s the alligator gar that wreaks such havoc with the ducklings – well, and the herring gulls. I’m sure there are other predatory fish. Though it’s distressing to see the ducklings go, the truth is that nature has her ways of balancing things out. If none of the ducklings were lost, we’d have even hungrier fish and ducks up to our hips!

    I have a friend in Calgary who was nervous about the flooding there. I’ve been gone for three days, so I’ve not caught up with events, but I do hope all is well, both with her and your friend. I was visiting with a friend who might be here in ten years, or might die tomorrow. We certainly don’t know what our allotted time will be, so we’d best get out there and live!


  4. June 23, 2013 7:29 PM

    Live life the best way we know how. Sometimes knowing isn’t always good, but hopefully we learn. Pensive post, Roberta. ❤


  5. July 5, 2013 4:44 PM

    Enjoying your beautiful blog again.


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