A Special Wish Granted...

Seeing the owl below was special, for I took a child who is ill to see him. He got flown out by the wonderful people at the Make-A-Wish foundation. I was contacted via the BC Rare Bird Alert Blog I run. His wish was to see a Long-eared Owl and he unfortunately has a terminal illness. What a beautiful wish to have. We found this owl and they are one of the most nocturnal owls in our region and oddly enough he was placed just in the forefront of the brambles and was peacefully roosting. His mate was nearby but deep in the brambles.

However, this owl opened his eyes and connected with the child and it brought tears to my and his parents eyes. The child's happiness was palpable. A magic moment that one rarely gets but one that made all the difference to this boy that day. I feel the owl came out just for him, I really do.

Nature is beautiful and works in mysterious ways. I felt blessed to be part of this special moment.

I wish everyone Seasons Greeting and all good things in the New Year.

Consider donating to the Make-A-Wish Foundation this Christmas, so that other children can have their wishes fulfilled.

This Long-eared Owl moved us all to tears and fulfilled a magical wish - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Comments

  1. MEL,

    WHAT AN ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL AND MAGICAL THING FOR YOU TO DO FOR THIS CHILD! THANK YOU FOR MAKING IT HAPPEN. I AM SURE HE, HIS PARENTS, AND YOU WILL ALWAYS CHERISH THE MEMORY OF THIS PRECIOUS ENCOUNTER.

    BEST,
    HUI

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    1. Thank you Hui. It was a heartbreaking but beautiful moment all the same. The kid taught me about strength and courage and seeing the beauty in life always.

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  2. What a beautiful story! Congratulations on helping this child get his wish! A magic moment for sure.
    Peter C

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    1. Thank you so much peter for the kind words it was definitely magic. I won't ever forget it and I know the little boy won't either

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