Sunday, January 1, 2017

All Things Made New

This little guy is "E9" -- the ninth eaglet of Harriet in the five years the webcam has followed her broods. I was so grateful and blessed to watch him be born live on the webcam early yesterday morning. Having sacrificed the better part of the past five days watching the egg and waiting for the big moment, it was a great joy to see the hatching.

To insure I didn't miss it, I was up at 5 a.m., with both my computer and phone plugged in beside me, Bible on my lap, coffee on the end table. I called it "Eagle Command Central." No way was that baby gonna be born without me seeing it!

Eagle command central

Then of course I had to wait to see the first time the baby was fed. Here is a video link of E9 having his first meal with his mom.

So most of yesterday was spent camped out at Command Central. I got lots of wonderful screenshots. Here is one of proud papa, M15, sitting on a branch and looking at his little family.

I loved it when M15 came flying in with food for Junior. Harriet greeted him with happy shrieks, and little E9 chirped. What a beautiful little family.

I was so consumed with the eagles, that New Year's Eve came and went with barely a thought. I am glad 2016 is over however. I would not wish it away because it came chock full of lessons about God and contentment. However, it was a year of being diagnosed and treated for cancer. I still have a frozen shoulder and likely many months of recovery ahead of me for that.

So I can't say I will miss 2016. But this sweet little eaglet was born on the last day of my very hard year, and seems to me to be a symbol of hope, a reminder that all things will be made new.

Happy New Year.

Isaiah 65:17

New Heavens and a New Earth

17 “For behold, I create new heavens
    and a new earth,
and the former things shall not be remembered
    or come into mind.

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