Thursday, August 21, 2008

"It's all about faith, Georgie..."

Mom?

Yes, Georgie..
What are you doing way over there..

Just watching you Sweetie. Makin' sure you & Gracie are all right.
Are you coming back?

Of course. You need to eat don't you?
Well..I guess. But you're not around much anymore.
I know. It's almost time.

Time for what??
Time for you and your sister to leave....
Leave? Wha..whaddya mean leave...??
Time for you & Gracie to make it out here..in the world.

Awww, come on,Ma, it's not that late yet...
Almost, Sweetheart.
How do we leave??
Well, son, you just go to the edge of the nest, don't look down, and then you..............FLY!
No, seriously. Seriously????
Yes, George. Seriously. You and Grace need to go out there and fend for yourselves. Find other hummers to be around.
Gracie, get up. Are you hearing this?? I think she's gone bananas...she wants us to just ...just...fly!
Dude, I was totally sleeping. Leave me alone. It's nice and warm in here. And don't be so
pushy..geesh..could this nest BE any smaller??

I'm not touching you. You're just getting fat...
Mom....did you hear that?? Does this nest make me look fat???
Kids, stop it now. You need to listen. Carefully. You will both need to go to the edge of the nest..your legs will be a little wobbly..but just stand up...get your wings ready and......
How? When?? Whadday mean?? I don'.....
George! Be quiet and listen..Gracie you too. You need to just....go......just take that step...and let faith get you going..and keep you going............up and up...........
FAITH?? What's faith? I can't "see" faith? How do I know it'll hold me up? What if I drop right into Elvis' path, or in Junior's?? What about the dogs...??
George, stop. Listen to me.....can you see the wind?
No.
But you know it's there, right?
Yeah...
Well, faith is like that. You have to ..to.....believe....
But I'm scared...it's so far down...
I know. I was too. But you & Gracie will be fine. I'll be right here... watching.
Do we hafta go Mommy? I'm scared, too. I don't like this...
Yes, Gracie. You & George will need to go..soon. Flying is wonderful! You will be floating and soaring and buzzing! It's amazing! You can even "buzz" Elvis & Junior! They hate that, and....
Mom.??..
Yes, Georgie..
I think we can do it. I think we can. But.....
But what, kiddo....
Will we still be a family? Will we see you? Will you know we're OK?

Of course Sweetheart. Haven't I told you about the fairies and the angels that'll help me keep an eye on you two? They're the ones who've chased Elvis and Junior away when they go too close....
We will never be far apart. You'll just be flying.....with me...have a little faith...
OK, Mom.........but not today, OK??
OK, Georgie, maybe tomorrow.
Say goodnight, Gracie...
Goodnight Gracie...
-me

7 comments:

the old schoolhouse said...

So sweet, and dont we all feel a bit like this when our own children go out into the big bad world? Angie xx

madrekarin said...

I cannot believe how quickly they have grown! Oh my gosh they are adorable!
I hope that they stay in your yard after they fledge so you can keep an eye on them. :)

Betty said...

So THAT's why she made the nest so small....they won't have any choice in the next day or two...Gracie will bump George and out they'll both go! This has been too much fun! Glad you get to keep the nest...it will look so cute in your house! Love you.

Charmingdesigns said...

awww, it warms my heart! Laurie

Pen Pen said...

So sweet. I was really sad when I came home to find my baby birds gone from their nest.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

How absolutely precious are they !!!
Awwww !
xoxo,
Lori

Shari Kraft said...

What a sweet story. It made me cry! I'm such a sap. Made me think of my babies....all of them out of the nest now.