Thursday, April 26, 2012

Baby Crane Lesson

Just hatched baby sand crane

I absolutely love seeing sand cranes saunter around our neighborhood with such a commanding presence.  I've already blogged about them once in the past year.  Here's the link if you missed it.  A recent sighting of a momma crane and her baby reminded me of the familiar phrase, "don't despise humble beginnings."

When the baby crane is first born after an incubation period of only 29-32 days, it weighs only a few pounds.  Although it can walk on the day of it's birth, it won't take it's first flight for 67-75 days.  Over time the baby will grow by eating food provided by the parents and reach heights in excess of four feet.  Some cranes can get as tall as five feet high!

"Twin" cranes about 12 days old

During the crane's maturing process, it will stumble, need the help of it's parents, and face challenges.  Most importantly however, regardless of it's small stature at birth, it will increase in size and stroll around with grace and beauty.

As you prepare for the weekend, remember that where you are right now, is not where you will end up.  Embrace your time of development and maturing because the BEST is yet to come!  (Posted by Renee)

Job 8:7 (NIV)

"Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be. "

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