Sometimes when children begin to receive extra love and care, we start to see something magical happen. They begin a process of "waking up." Like the story of the princess being awakened by a kiss, we have watched children who have been living in a fog and can seem far away and unreachable, start to come back.
Recently we were overjoyed to share a video of Luu where you can see her breaking through the fog and starting her own journey of waking up.
We would like to share with you this incredibly beautiful piece of art – carved intricately using feathers, by artist Chris Maynard. We feel this symbolizes the meaning behind Little Feather Foundations name in a wonderful and meaningful way. We were touched when we saw this piece of art capture our vision so perfectly!
Our name Little Feather Foundation came from the vision that when we say goodbye to a child – they leave behind a beautiful memory that will forever be with us. Like a bird who flies away, and a feather is left behind, that feather is the thing that we hold onto tightly once the bird is has taken flight. We like to think of the very previous children we care for as little birds, who can find freedom and peace when they fly away. For the children we care for that pass away – we keep hold of their feather that is left behind- whether this be a cherished photo or special toy, beautiful memories or a special item of the beloved. Our name Little Feather Foundation symbolies the beauty and gift of that very special feather that is left behind when a bird flies away.
A special thank you to Christ Maynard for granting us permission to use this picture. You can enjoy looking at more of Chris Maynard’s beautiful work at www.featherfolio.com