We have an interesting new friend at our place. He or she is a little swallow, and there may actually be more than one, it's hard to tell them apart you know.. LOL Anyway, our little friend is some kind of swallow and I really wish I knew what kind it was exactly. If you know, please let me know! ;)
Anyway, probably about two weeks ago I was in my kitchen getting my things together to meet my daughter outside so we could get her to school. I was in a hurry as I gathered my things and as I looked towards the kitchen window I could see through the blinds (which were barely open) that there was a swallow flying in front of the window. It was just kind of hovering there. I stood there watching him, as if in a trance because I couldn't believe my eyes. He just kept tapping at the window as he was flying and looking directly at me.
I gathered myself together and went outside and closed the door so that I could grab my girl and go, but I couldn't resist peeking around the corner to see if the bird was still there. It was! It suddenly saw us and flew directly towards us and kept flying in front of us for a couple minutes until we needed to leave. As we were going I asked my daughter what she thought the bird meant and she said, "I think it is Jesus telling us that He is always with us and always will be!" I could say nothing but wow.
I told my husband about it and he "kind of" believed me. This is a hard story to believe, you know, the fish was "THIS BIG!" kind of story... lol Well, a couple days later on Mother's day it happened again. I got up and went out on the sofa and Mark was already sitting there. Our daughter was talking to us so Mark and I had our backs to the window. All the sudden in the middle of our daughters story she stops and is staring at the window wide eyed. We turn to see what she is looking at and there is another swallow, hovering in front of the window. For the next 45 minutes or so it kept coming to the window. He would peck at it or tweet, but it did not seem fearful at all. My husband was now in awe with us.
A couple days after that Mark was mowing the lawn and I was working on bills. When I was done I got up to go outside to help him and when I was walking through the living room I saw that both my cats were perched on the edge of the sofa looking eagerly at something. I look up a bit and what do I see? That swallow perched on the front of our window right in front of the cats, un-afraid of what might happen to him. He stayed there for a few minutes and I was able to catch him on my phone. See how tiny he is? That latch on the window seal is shorter than my thumb!
This has happened several times now and he has not left yet. It has been a total blessing and I love this little bird (or birds) and hope they never leave. They remind me that God is in control and that if He provides even for these little birds, how much more will he provide for me.