I had a good talk with this little "big" guy about bravery.
"Like when she is scared of bugs or bears getting her."
"I can do that because I am brave. She is smaller then me."
This little one taught me about bravery too. Soon after this picture was taken I saw the bird flap his wings and try to fly. The momma bird was watching and coaching from a nearby tree.
She didn't interfere with her little one's first flight, but she was there to cheer him on. I think that is one of the hardest parts of being a momma...not interfering with our little ones' flights. Sometimes I want to try and micro manage each decision and behavior of my children, but I am reminded that God has a plan for each of their lives.
He has set the path before them, and one day this little "big" guy will leave the nest. I have to let him be brave now, so he can be brave then. I know it sure takes bravery to follow the path God sets before me.