My Robin Egg Story.
I call this story “my robin egg story”, because it is the story I tell anyone who asks why or how I believe so whole-heartedly in the LOA.
A few years ago, I was recently separated and finding my new life rather difficult and stressful. I saw the book The Secret in a store, and something about it made me buy it on the spot, even though I was trying not to spend any extra money, especially on MYSELF!! I started reading it that evening, and finished it the next day. I could not put it down, and even found myself multitasking like cooking and reading at the same time.
I decided to start with something small but special, to test if I could attract it into my life. After thinking about it for a while, I decided to focus on 1/2 a robin’s egg. The reason I chose this particular type of egg is because the color is so beautiful. The reason I chose a robin, is because they are one of the first signs of spring and new birth, and the reason I chose 1/2, is because then I would know that an actual baby robin had been hatched.
At first I actually tried to search for such an egg, and I would look under bushes, and trees….no luck. I definitely was getting a little bit disappointed. Then to make matters more stressful, one of my dear cats disappeared, and I forgot about my egg, and spent my time looking for Mary. She was a stay at home kind of girl, and we had rescued her at age 2 from a very bad situation. My kids and I put posters everywhere!!
One day I had to take my van into the shop for some repairs, and because it was going to take most of the day, the service shop said they would give me a ride home. About 4 blocks from home, I asked the driver to let me out so that I could walk the rest of the way, and look for Mary at the same time. It was early in the morning and I thought she may hear my voice and come out from hiding.
I was walking along a bike path which is used by EVERYONE. As I was calling for Mary I almost STEPPED on 1/2 a blue robin’s egg that was literally right in the middle of the path!!
NOT near a bush or a tree, and this path is used so much that it was amazing that no one had crushed it either by feet, or bike. I stopped and my breath actually was taken away, and I picked this egg up, and it was the most beautiful, perfect, blue robin’s egg, and there was NOTHING else around it, no other part of the egg, no feathers, NOTHING.
I carried that egg home and knew that everything would be OK.
Two days later Mary came home, a little thinner, and a lot scared, but SO happy to be home. Something must of chased her far away and she had to make her way back home. She never left the yard again. I framed that robin’s egg in a shadow box, with the word “believe” over it and gave it to my eldest daughter for Christmas.
I have always believed from that point on, and even though I still go through hard and scary times, I know that everything will be OK and that Mary and the universe are watching over me.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the book that changed everything for me.