FAWN

The mother breathed heavily, the months of extra weight now lay beside her in the damp grass. Fog hung over the two like a blanket in the early spring morning.  Of course, giving birth was only the beginning…the mother quickly began cleaning her fawn. Licking the soft fur, feeling the life beat against her as each stroke seemed to arouse movement in the small baby. Its small head lifted to smell her mother….smell the surroundings…the freshness….the dampness….the soft brown eyes began to focus… soft brown eyes looked back at her then licked and cleaned behind her ears….sounds began to come alive as the forest sensed the breaking day….life came alive…more aware with each lick…each nudge the mother administered….the fawn began moving about….wanting to know more…see more…smell more…but it was weak….each time its legs moved…she couldnt yet quite figure out how those things worked…awkward and fumbling….but still feeling her mother….lick and nuzzle her…

Eventually….the fawn was clean….freshly fed….the forest around her alive…fog had lifted and warmth surrounded her….maybe it was time….maybe try again to to experience her surroundings….a gentle nudge from her mother and again the fawn tried to steady on the wobbly stick legs….falling every so often…but nuzzled and urged to try again by her mother….eventually….unsteady the fawn stayed balanced and looked around….so many colors….smells….sounds….each beckoning her…there not so far away was a brightness….a warmth….calling her….still not quite steady she stretched….taking unbalanced steps….and in the early morning of a new summer day…

A baby fawn kissed the sunlight for the very first time…and life began…

As I miss my baby tonight….away on a girl scout overnight….I realize learning to be independent and alive….is what life is about…reaching out and touching…experiencing all the beauty that surrounds us….even the small things bring warmth….even if unsteady and unsure…there are those around to help when you fall….just keep trying….and feel life…touch it…smell it…

live it…
Hugs and kisses

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