In was sitting on my deck this morning when I noticed a robin with 2 sidekicks. The adult was going into the yard and finding worms and returning to feed them. I wondered what was going on. The sidekicks were about the same size as the adult but clearly lacking the skills of the adult. I wondered if they were supposed to be in their nest. We had a storm here last night and I was afraid maybe the nest was destroyed. So I googled. What I witnessed were fledglings. Apparently they leave the nest fairly early but still lack skills to care for themselves. They are in training.
I couldn't help but think of how this relates to my own recovery. After being broken open, I was a fledgling. I didn't have the skills. I felt open and raw and vulnerable. I felt lost and clueless. I saw no end in sight. That period between being broken open and actually learning the tools was brutal. I had to learn to trust. I had to learn to trust the process, trust my support team, trust the universe, and trust myself!
So grateful for being able to witness this today!