I am not sure about some things in life, and sometimes when things happen, I just can not explain them; I believe some things are just acts of God, some are events that are of the moment, and some are more of the spiritual type. This story is true and is of the more spiritual type of event.
My Grandma was part Blackfoot Indian, and sometimes that 1/4 part seems to manifest itself in me more than I ever thought to be possible.
In the Indian Lore spirit world, the turtle is a strong symbol of earthly energy AND of Motherhood. Every morning, I go into the back yard to feed the Koi with my two little puppy dogs, The Bichon weighs about 14 lbs and the Havanese weights about 7 pounds.
Last Friday morning, like every morning, we walked out with the idea that the Koi were to be fed. We were met, instead with the huge snapping turtle. Now remember, we live in town and the back yard is enclosed with a fairly new wood privacy fence.
My first concern was one of the dogs could easily loose a foot or ear. Usually when critters like this make their way into the yard, their retreat is into my garbage can. But I was compelled to save both the little puppy dogs, AND this turtle. I found the huge grain shovel and after some confrontation with the jaws of this turtle I managed to not harm him and place him in the front yard where he could continue his journey away from my dogs and my bare feet and outside the confines of our fence. The turtle has a little damage to his shell, but that happend prior to his visit with me.
After the rescue of the turtle was complete, I went back into the house, where I found our daughter (9 months pregnant) in full blown labor pains. I summoned her father that the time had come to take her to the hospital immediately. Two and 1/2 hours later, we had a beautiful new grandson. Labor was a little rough although short, and both baby and mom are doing fine.
I took our 9 year old grandson to the hospital so he and I could see the beautiful new arrival … cousins meet for the first time. James sure is proud to be the older cousin, he has plans of teaching little Matthew skills that boys need to know. You know, like facts about snakes, and the best way to scare Grandma. And how to give your veggies to the dog.
The dogs are very careful with little baby Matthew, but they sure are curious.
Sunday we will go to my NEWLY acquired photography studio with Matthew and he will be the first New-Born photo session at the studio ..VERY EXCITING!!!
We are thrilled and proud to have Matthew Ronald in our lives… his parents are excellent, and I am sure they will do a excellent job raising this fine little boy.