several of you have changed your blog page address for a little more privacy. and the more i thought about it, the more yall scared me!! so here we are. and it has taken me about 3 days to come up with a name, a header (that i totally stole...sort of. i just mean i didn't create it. i just added the text from delicious design studio!) and to get everything in it's "just so" OCD place. and now...for the meaning of the title.
let's go from the surface and work our way into the meaning.
FIVE. i'm gonna guess that any of you reading this that has read even once gets five. there are 5 of us. next...
MOCKINGBIRDS. around my house, everything is "pete and repeat." if you say it, it will be said back to you or to each other. the good, the bad and the ugly. (cause i'm honest.) and we all know it's called a mockingbird because it is a natural mimic. it mocks things. next, it's also called a "northern nightingale". nightingale...florence nightingale...i'm a nurse. and finally, we are called to imitate (mock/mimic) all things that are good, not things that are evil. We must be imitators of God.
and so, we are the 5 mockingbirds. the big birds are trying to teach the little birds how to grow wings, while being deeply rooted, and make it in this world until we make it to our real home. it isn't easy. and sometimes we have days when we want to push them right out of the nest...again...if i'm honest. we are thankful we have a bigger wing to shelter and guide us and make the landing softer b/c there are a lot of times that we fall while trying to fly.