You know what they say. The third time’s a charm. Well, I hope so.
If you follow my blog at all, you know that last year I experienced ducklings. Their birth. And their demise. This year I experienced ducklings. And their MIA. AKA demise.
Well, she came back again. This weekend. Mama duck.
If losing a dozen a few short months ago wasn’t enough heartache, this time there were nine more!
But this time their pool owner was smarter than the average bear. Or duck in this case. A call was made to the poolman to bring out the pool net and scoop up the ducklings and move them outside the confines of the gated yard and pool so the duck family could have a chance to live in safety. The neighborhood cats were again on the prowl.
Once on the other side of the walls, mama duck began walking her family all in a row to a new home. Hopefully a safer home, a nice pond or creek with zero entry, chlorine and neighborhood cat free.
Three. Three times she had ducks on this same pool.
Three. It’s a powerful number. What else comes in threes?
The bible is chuck full of examples of threes. Noah had three sons. Job had three daughters. The Ark of the Covenant contained three sacred items. Jesus answered Satan’s three temptations. The list goes on. And the biggest of all, the trinity, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit came in threes.
Nature. It’s survival of the fittest. It can be miraculous, and it can be heartbreaking all at the same time if you sit back and watch it. It’s God’s creation. Just like the trinity.
So here’s to praying to the trinity that the third times a charm for our little female duck and her ducklings!
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14
Love and laughter,