There are few events in nature - more beautiful - than birth. And no greater gift than that of quiet observation...of witnessing and seeing for the first time.
On this mother's day - I watched as this Mama Goose became a mother. I watched as she hatched her baby chicks. One at a time. Slowly.
I watched as she shifted her weight from one hip to another...making and holding space. I watched as one head then another popped itself up.
Hello world - I'm here.
I watched as the Papa goose stood watch over me. Protecting and guarding.
I watched as the little ones leaned into their Mama....and their Mama leaned back. Each one needing the other one more.
I watched as the nest emptied. I watched as they dipped their tender toes for the first time. I watched as they swam away.
There could have been no gift as precious...or as special. What a perfect way to honor and celebrate this day.