How My Eagles Protected Me.

When I was 12 years old, my family lived in North Carolina, just off of Harker's Island. The house we lived in was a big old two-story farm house that was surrounded with corn fields. At the very back of the property, near the swamp, was a great tall dead tree and high in it's dead branches sat a nest that was about 5 feet in diameter. In that nest were two osprey eagles that were sitting on some eggs. When things inside the house were too scary, I would flee to the eagles tree, where I would sit leaning against it listening to the chatter of the birds and feel safe. Whenever, mom or dad would try to come and get me, the eagles would fly straight at them and force them to their knees in the fields. The eagles never let my family get within 50 yards of the tree. Yet, when I needed a safe place from my family, the eagles let me take refuge under their nest. In time, three little eaglets were hatched and I loved watching both mother and father eagle bringing food to them.  One night, after one of mom's crazy days, I was locked in my room, pretty bruised up by mom's fits of anger, I was laying across my bed when it began to lightning and thundering so fiercly, that I crawled out of bed and went to my upstairs bedroom window and looked out in the dark to see if my eagles were ok. I could see them in the flashes of lightning and I was so afraid for them.  I looked up into the sky, tears rolling down my face and my heart feeling as though it would break into a million peices, I begged God to please not let the lightning strike my eagle's nest. Suddenly, I felt someone come up from behind me and put their arms around me. I remember feeling the safest I have ever felt and leaning my head back onto his chest, I sobbed.  I heard him say, "Do you see how the eagles are covering their eaglets to keep them safe in the storm? That's how I will take care of you and keep you safe until it is your time to fly". Just as sunddenly as he came, he was gone. But I knew I was one of God's friends. It wasn't long after that the little eaglets began their flying lessons and I would sit there for hours under the tree watching as the mom or dad would push the little ones right over the edge of the nest and they would drop. the little things would flap their little wings as fast as they could until mom or dad would swoop down under them and carry them back up and dump them into the nest. After just a few days, all three eaglets had learned to fly and then were simply gone to make nests of their own, leaving mom and dad eagle there alone to continue protecting me.  It was a sad day when we had to move, but I knew that God would protect me even if we went to another house. He was my best friend, after all. That's when I began to realize that the God they talked about was definitely a different God then I knew. But I wasn't gonna tell them.
phoebe55 phoebe55
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4 Responses Dec 5, 2012

"You saw what I did to the Egyptians, and how I carried you on eagles' wings to myself." (Exodus 19:4)

i think they knew you was no threat to there young and thats why they only went for your family but i am a softy so i would say there was other forces with you

I agree, and animals know when people are a threat.

:' )

oh wow, major goosebumps. YOU ARE SO VERY BLESS PHOEBE! ! !
i am happy you had them and they lent your there strenght, how magical can that be
your also a great writer, i could vision the whole thing.
thank you for sharing! ! !

I surely am blessed. And though I now know that God is not actually outside of me, but is me, I realize how very strong I am. For each of us to get to the place where we can truly see our own worth, has to be the most wonderful thing in the world. I catch glimpses of my strength, every now and again, but I hope to live smack dab in the middle of my strength one of these days. :) ~Life is Good!~