THE SPARROW


Thanks Betsy from Joyful Reflections
for the use of this Chipping Sparrow!



The past almost 4 weeks have just flown by! 
My 16 radiation therapy treatments are finished. 
Today, my last day, 
as I entered the underground parking garage, 
I heard a bird chirping 
in this dark, dingy, dusty and somber place. 
I listened for a while and 
wished I could locate it and set it free! 
The garage doors opened 
and closed several times 
but what sounded like a sparrow 
still chirped away. 
All at once the door stayed open a little longer, 
the sunlight streamed in and 
the bird followed the light to freedom.

This little incident seemed symbolic 
of what I had been through.
With today's last drive out of the underground parking garage - 
I've been set free to soar some more!
The Light had never left!

We're feeling fine and 
THANK YOU so much for your faithful prayers!
YOU ARE THE BEST BLOGGING FRIENDS
A GIRL COULD HAVE!
HUGS to you all!

22 comments:

Mari said...

I'm so happy to hear you are done! What a wonderful symbol that sparrow was. I love how God shows himself to us in little things throughout our day.

Maple Lane said...

Thank you for the update, Karin, and we'll continue to remember you both in prayer. That's a sweet analogy of the little bird today.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What an uplifting post... Love how you used the little sparrow to explain how you feel now. You have done GREAT --and your truly have been set free to soar some more...God Bless you, Karin.
Hugs,
Betsy

Glenda said...

Oh, I'm so glad to read these wonderful words!! Isn't God good to send "little" reminders of His loving care? I'm so glad to hear your good news; I've been praying for you and your husband! "His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me."

ellen b. said...

Good news...
Blessings on you and hubby...

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

THis post put a smile on my face and a song in my heart. Praise God for this special time.

Betty WSch. said...

I'm so happy for you Karin! That you are through that hard time! Best wishes and many blessings!

George said...

This is a marvelous post. Thank you for sharing these inspiring words with us.

Marlene said...

What a beautiful analogy! So glad you are done and feeling good. I will continue to pray for complete healing.

Karen said...

Karin, I am thankful that the treatments are over and you both are feeling better. God bless you. The bird story seems like a sign!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

symbolic indeed....make goosebumps on my flesh reading the escape to sunlight and freedom...as you are now.

What a poignant post.

Jedidja said...

Thank you for the update. It was God's hand, you showed the sparrow. Just at that moment. I wish you a week with God. Psalm 121.

Shug said...

Hi Karin...
I do believe that the sparrow was there for a reason. The reason was God's way of bringing encouragement to you and to remind you that HE is always there...HE has protected you during these dark times and now there is light at the end of this long tunnel...
Blessings sweet friend...

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

His eye is on the sparrow...and I know He watches 'thee'! Blessings to you both.

Ann said...

I have sparrows coming to feed in my garden.

Gram said...

This is great news, Karin! So glad that you are done with your radiation treatments and that you are feeling well, too.

The Light is always there, but like the garage doors hid it from the sparrow's view, the cares of this world can keep us in the dark as well.

May your spirits continue to soar, my friend!

Anneliese said...

Happy to hear you treatments are done! May God give you many more years of health and blessing to your family and friends.

Marg said...

You have a powerful testimony of hope for others going through difficult times. You've always had you head lifted high, and we know where that comes from.
May you be free and soar again.

Nezzy said...

Woohoo,girl...I'm so happy for ya. Know I've had ya on my prayer list and prayed each and every day.

I love the analogy you used with the little bird, it truly touched my heart!

God bless and have yourself a delightfully free weekend!!! :o)

NCmountainwoman said...

Wonderful post, Karin. Your great attitude is so important in your healing...free to soar some more.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Karin...tho you haven't posted in a while...I just wanted to let you know I appreciated you stopping by to visit with me yesterday. Hope you're still continuing to do well.

Beck's Bulletin said...

Just wanted to stop by and let you know that I have been praying and so thankful that you finished the treatments and can now be resting and being refreshed as your body recuperates.