This tuesday the 29th of December, we gave my Angel the freedom she never had. A Raven, who we presume fell out of her nest 4 years ago was found by a man who chained her into a 2ft x 2ft cage where she was then rescued by someone who could not bear to see her that way, the secret savior brought her to us at Sarvey about 2 years ago.
I could have never know how much love, friendship and trust this being would give to me in the following years. Leslie and Sue tried their hardest to fix her wounded legs and feet. Last week two days before Christmas I was told the news I’ve been afraid of for over a year now. Seeing her standing on one painful leg and looking into her deep, knowing eyes, I knew that to truly love her would be to release her from all the pain she has endured in this lifetime.
As the needle went into her vein I looked up and saw a beautiful bald eagle in the pine above the med room at Sarvey, my heart tightening as she left me, I looked up and the eagle was gone.
Wrapped in a beautiful red blanket and sprinkled with tobacco, the sage burned as I realized that there are many lives and spirits and gifts that we all sense if we are awake to them, I had been given a very precious one, she was sent to me and now I have something very sacred with me forever.