Sometimes love finds you...
Since I have absolutely no news on our adoption front, today I'll tell a little story about how once we were adopted ourselves.
Almost two years ago, #1 Son and Joe Cool were playing in the front yard. #1 Son came running into the house yelling, "Joe Cool has a bird on his shoulder!!" "Is it still there?" I asked. "Yes!" So I ran outside for a look and sure enough, here came Joe Cool with a little green bird perched on his shoulder. He told me that they had been playing on the tire swing when the bird flew over and landed on his shoulder. While I stayed in our boot room with the bird, the rest of the family canvassed the neighborhood, knocking on doors to see if they could find this little birdie's home, but to no avail. No one was missing a bird.
We didn't know the first thing about birds and never imagined have one as a pet. So we put him in our green house for a couple of days until we could figure out what to do with him. We put an ad in our town paper and decided we ought to take him to the vet to make sure he was healthy. From the vet we learned that this bird is a peach-face love bird and a very sweet friendly one at that. He's an adult bird but we can't really know how old he is. We also learned that bird like this can fly over 100(!) miles. In other words, there's just no telling where he came from. So, when no one answered our ad, we decided that we'd be his new family. He'd chosen us, afterall! It was meant to be. We brought a cage and other bird-keeping supplies and let him join "The Production."
Sometimes we find love and sometimes love finds us. Whether you are finder or the find, I hope your Love Thursday is full of love. Love Is All Around.