Today was an exceptional day. Tis morning I received an email from my neighbor who was on her way out to church. There was a newborn fawn at my front door step. I open my garage door and went around to the front to witness this tiny miracle. (Who by the way in few years I will be cursing fro eating up all my plants…but in the mean time exudes “AWWWWWness”…cause that is what you say when you see it).
Anyway, this small, adorable Bambi like creature consumed most of my day; I had several friends stop by to witness it. Later in the afternoon, I actually got to witness it take its first steps. What a joy to see. A thunderstorm rolled through which gave Bambi a little scare, so she/he went seeking some cover. And she found it amongst my Oregano plants….A natural instinct to hide and protect oneself from harm.
Today I learned that the mom gives birth and then puts the baby somewhere for a while she heels from giving birth. She places it somewhere safe from other predators. Which was perfect for me, cause all I could do was watch with wonder. The mom then comes back to collect the baby. Witnessing this whole process was a gift. One which I will cherish and talk about for a while. Of course I also thought, how great would it be to give birth and then take a few days off? Heel and come back to care for your child (children in my case). AWESOME……..
That Mommy passed around for a good hour, until it was safe to collect her baby. She placed the baby in a place she knew it would be safe until she got back. Her maternal instincts were in high gear. Just like us humans. Watching this I realized how wonderful the cycle of life really is. How similar we are to many other living creatures.
Nature versus nurture…in this case Nature absolutely brings out the desire to nurture. The two are conjoined in many aspects. Interestingly enough it is the basis for which my foundation is to be built. I feel compelled to help nurture others going through their cancer treatment. I want to help them and their families survive the day-to-day issues that come with the disease. It just seems so basic a cause…so Natural…And with the new plan that the marketing team has outlined…Iwill have my chance to Nurture because it is what come naturally to me.