Trying Is Enough
Amazed at this miracle, I pondered what to do. I knew that my Dad had a ladder at his house so I ran over to get it. Hurrying back I checked on the baby robin. It was still alive. I placed the ladder against the tree and tried to get it near the branch with the nest. It was then that I heard the Maple leaves "meow". Gazing through them I saw the culprit, a neighborhood Tomcat. Looking for a quick meal he must have shaken the bird out of the nest and gotten himself trapped up in the tree as well. Climbing up through the branches I grabbed him by the scruff of his neck, gave him a scolding "Hiss!" and dropped him softly to the ground. He ran off as fast as he could.
I climbed back down, took a paper towel out of my pocket and gently picked up the baby bird. Then slowly I climbed up the ladder and stretching my arm out as far as I could placed it in the nest. I said a little prayer for the baby bird and then took the ladder back to my Dadís house.
In the weeks that have followed I have looked up at the nest several times but have only been able to see the mother bird. I may never know if I saved the baby or not, but trying was enough. Sometimes we donít get to know if our efforts have made a difference or not. Sometimes we have to just trust God and do what good we can. Sometimes love has to be its own reward.