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Saturday, March 26, 2005
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It’s Now Easter Time


 


A Time to Rejoice in Miracles


 


A Time for New Life


 


 


In Christian households, Easter, of course, is celebrated as the religious holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the son of God.


 


But the celebrations of Easter have many customs and legends that pre-date Christ.


 


Many scholars, accepting the derivation proposed by the 8th-century English scholar St. Bede, believe the name ‘Easter’ is thought to come from the Scandinavian ‘Ostra’ and the Teutonic ‘Ostern’ or ‘Eastre,’ both ancient Goddesses of Mythology signifying Spring and Fertility, whose festival was celebrated on the day of the vernal equinox.


 


Traditions associated with this ancient pagan festival survive in the Easter Rabbit, a symbol of fertility, and in colored Easter Eggs, originally painted with bright colors to represent the sunlight of Spring.


 


We’ve all heard of the Easter Bunny, but have you heard this tale of the Easter Skunk?


 


It was just last spring, around Easter time, when a stray female cat and her one tiny surviving kitten were brought to an animal shelter by a kind hearted soul.


 


Sadly, this particular shelter had more unwanted waifs then they could adopt out, and mama cat and her kitten were scheduled to be euthanized.


 


But miraculously, they received a second chance at life – an Easter Renewal of Life, if you will - due to a most unusual benefactor.



Fortunately for the baby kitten and its mother, a 3-week old orphaned baby skunk was also dropped off at the same animal shelter, just before the two felines were to be put to sleep.


 


Instead of bottle feeding the orphaned skunk, shelter workers soon decided to put the infant skunk in the cage with the nursing mother cat to see what would happen.


 


Amazingly, the mother cat quickly took to nurturing the skunk as if it were her own offspring.  I can’t help but wonder if this wise old cat somehow knew that she had received a great Easter gift.


 


The baby skunk and the infant kitten quickly bonded and nursed and played together, and they soon became like brother and sister.


 


Because the animal shelter doesn't keep wild animals, a wild animal rescue group compassionately took in not only the baby skunk, but the mother cat and her kitten, as well.



After the orphaned skunk was weaned, it was released back into the wild, and a home was eventually found for both the momma cat and her precious baby.   Their lives had been miraculously ‘resurrected.’


 


Second chances in life often come about when you least expect them; and from some very unusual sources.


 


And the Easter Holiday can truly bring all sorts of miracles, to all sorts of God’s creatures.


 


Wishing Everyone a Most Joyous Easter


 


Filled With Your Own Wondrous Miracles


 


 


 


 


 


 




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Reviewed by Franz Kessler
Happy easter to you, Ed. I miss the fresh spring air. Just read your poem 'a changing world.' I'm feeling the need to rejoice. I hope nature and god will take care of good people, and animals. Franz
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
Happy Easter to you too, Ed! What an adorable picture this is and what a wonderful story told!!!!!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)

Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader)
A Beautiful Easter Story and I thank You so Much for this.
I love This so much. Animals are so pure as they know the true ways of life. Love one another no matter. All one family.

Thanks & Happy Easter to you and your family
Tracey xooxox
Reviewed by jude forese
enjoyed this read!
Reviewed by Carole Mathys
Happy Easter Ed, and a delightful read...

~Carole
Reviewed by Dale Clark
Happy Easter ED! I like the idea
of a skunk given a second chance. ;)
Reviewed by George Jackson
Now this was quite interesting. Thanks, Ed.
Reviewed by Dave Harm
Beautiful... what a lonely world this would be... if second chances were given...
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott
This is so beautiful and precious, Ed! Best wishes to you and yours...~Z~
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Ed,

A most beautiful reminder of God's gifts to man--thank you

Happy Easter to you and yours,

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
B-L-I-M-E-Y, Ed.
Nice pic of the kitten and Flower.
How's the head Ed?
Reviewed by E T Waldron
May the joy of your story be returned to you tenfold by the
One we celebrate on Easter!;-)Love and blessing to you and yours!

Eileen
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain
Ed,

Amen!! Thanks for this excellent write - Happy Easter!!

Robert
Reviewed by L. Figgins
Thank you, Ed. Heartwarming story of an everyday miracle. A joyous Easter to you also...
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
I so enjoy your 'nature' stories and thoughts. How appropriate for this tale to be shared at a Most Holy Time. THANKS!

Micke
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Wonderful message, wonderful write, wonderful picture, wonderful you! Outstanding job, Angel Eddie; thank you for sharing! Very well done; bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik
I've decided, Little Eddie, that, perhaps, in another life, you were the reason "they" put "wonder" in the word wonderful. You are filled with it and you so generously share it with us. Happy Easter, dear heart. katy xox
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
nicely done, enjoyed the read
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Thank you for sharing my wonderful friend!!


Joy to the world....or those who wants to listen anyways!!

Love tinky
Reviewed by George Carroll
A most joyful write full of the love and compassion Christ asked of us to have for each other on this Glorious Day of the His Ressurrection. You continue to bring miracles into so many creatures lives, may God bless your endeavours On this Holy Of Days Christ's Resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Happy Easter to You and Rebecca and all your critters.

George
Reviewed by Alexandra* OneLight*® Authors & Creations
What an absolute JOY this is indeed, dear Poet! It's a joy to see you back, a joy to look at this marvelous photo, a joy to read this miraculous story, and a joy to be alive and surrounded by miracles that present themselves to us when and from whence we least expect them... as Nature so beautifully teaches even those of us who are most reluctant to learn, believe, and rejoice!
All the blessings to you, and
Love&Light*
Alexandra*
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
Happy Easter to you as well Ed!
Glad to see you are feeling better!

Lisa
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