Sunday, May 16, 2010

Thanks, Universe! (And Betsy!)


Don't tell me the Universe doesn't work in strange and mysterious ways.

After I wrote my post about the hummingbird, Betsy from Funky Mama Bird wrote to say I had won these beautiful bird nest earrings she makes. I had entered the contest on Mother's Day, and she had done the drawing and posted the winner last Wednesday.




Thanks to all of you who wrote me kind words yesterday. I really appreciated them all.

My sister summed it all up in a note to me when she said, "Didn't that little bird know what a symbol he had become?"

Now thanks to Betsy, I'll have these earrings to commemorate the short life of the tiny bird who shared our lives for a brief time.

These couldn't have come at a better time.

Hope you are all having good Sundays and have sunny skies above you!


40 comments:

Joe Cap said...

Great earrings and them came at a perfect time. Now you have to post a picture of you wearing them.

Feeling Just Right said...

I love the timing too! So so adorable! I am thrilled for you :D

Green Monkey said...

THAT is fantastic!

Ashley King said...

how perfect!!!! =) congrats!!!!

The Chicken's Consigliere said...

Wow, those are so pretty and I can't think of anyone who would appreciate them more. I'm glad you won them!

Leanne said...

How wonderful, Betty. Those earrings are the perfect symbol of your journey. Yes, the universe moves in mysterious ways.

Venassa said...

Those are so cute and original. And yes, the universe does work in mysterious ways. Sorry to hear about the hummingbird.

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

The perks of blog connections are never ending. I'm glad you won. Those are really creative, fun earings.
xoRobyn

citymouse said...

Excellent!

I was at Lowes this morning and thought of you. There are so many birds living in their garden department, it sounded like i was in some zoo exhibit!

It's a beautiful sunny day here in Maryland. Hope yours is too.

Succot said...

That's the beauty of life...just never know what good things it will bring. :-)

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

what timing! congratulations :-)

Aging Mommy said...

What wonderful timing indeed - those earrings are absolutely gorgeous and a lovely way to soften the blow of the poor chick losing the fight for life.

Susan said...

Because of you, that little hummingbird had an effect on so may of us, and I am so glad you will have the earrings to remind you of his life with you. Congratulations, Betty! We love you!

Joyful said...

Wonderful story. I love the earrings too.

Leeuna said...

What wonderful timing. The earrings are beautiful and I'm sure no one would cherish them more than you. Congratulations on winning them.

Kitty Moore said...

Beautiful earrings for a beautiful lady - perfect!

Old Kitty said...

Oh wow!!!

They are absolutely gorgeous - congratulations!!! What a talent Betsy is - they're absolutely lovely and you deserve to have won these. They're perfect!!

Well done you. Take care
x

liz said...

That is just too perfect. It's a sign, BB. You were meant to have those earrings, and be the mama bird forever!

Susan Fields said...

Isn't that amazing that you got those earrings just when you needed them most? And they really are beautiful - what a wonderful prize!

I hope you're having a good Sunday, too!

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Betty,
what lovely earrings and so timely.
Each time you wear them I'm sure you'll remember the sweet baby hummer who touched all of our lives. Happy Sunday to you too,
Madi and Mom

ModernMom said...

Oh that is perfect timing. Such cute earrings!

Ally said...

Awwww Betty, that is so awesome!!! I don't know who deserves them better than you - how fitting too, bird nests? Wear them in good health.

We love Betty! :)

Joann Mannix said...

There was a reason Betty. God saw you taking such good care of his little creature, he wanted to send you a sign of gratitude for the respect and love you gave to one of His own.

Enjoy your beautiful earrings. And they are. You deserve them.

Tracy said...

Oh, that's amazing! And the earrings are so pretty.

Peggy K said...

My tears from the last post are replaced with a big smile today. Yes, I do believe that the Universe brings you exactly what you need, when you need it. And what better way to honor that little life that we enjoyed for a few short weeks.

Ann said...

Congrats on winning and what better prize to receive than those earrings. They are indeed a splendid reminder of your hummingbird.

Hilary said...

That IS perfect. Congrats. :)

DrSoosie said...

How wonderful you won such pretty earrings..the workd works in strange ways doesn't it?

Beth said...

Those are so pretty! What a perfect gift at a perfect time!

Gigi said...

Congratulations and how timely! I saw those earring on Betsy's site and thought they were beautiful...but didn't have a chance to enter the contest. Looks like they went to the perfect entrant :)

WhisperingWriter said...

Love the earrings!

gayle said...

Your new earings are beautiful!! You are very lucky!!

Brian said...

Let the soul of the baby bird live through you when you wear these earrings. You shall move at amazing speed; you shall thrust your nose into every flower (as if you don't already); you shall drink nectar and in that sugar rush your mind will flood with rarefied and luminous phantasms; and you shall make a palpable whirring sound without any plausible physical basis whatsoever.

Ms. Anthropy said...

How ironically cool is that!

prerna said...

It is so amazing that now you'll have something beautiful to remember something beautiful?
Enjoy the earrings and do post a pic wearing them:-)
Blessings and best wishes

Marlene said...

I'm so happy you won those!! How beautiful!!!

slommler said...

Love the earrings. Definitely a fitting tribute.
Hugs
SueAnn

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Fab earrings!!
How awesome is that!
Betty xx

Bitsy Baby Photography said...

WOW what an amazing divine thing, beautiful earrings Betty!!!

ASBLACKASOBAMA said...

What a great way to help cheer you up!