Warning: this post contains very real and authentic emotions putting me in a vulnerable position. So if mushy love puke is not your thing – move on.
For those of you who don’t know me… I am VERY sentimental and symbolic! (I will find a metaphor in most things)
So when a very precious friend gave me a gorgeous pair of swallow earrings today, my metaphoric mind started churning. I have a love of little birds like Swallows and Robins(my middle name is Robyn). I think they are the sweetest little things. I especially love what they symbolise.
Swallows speak to us about partnership. Swallows pair monogamously.
The swallow is a noble bird, with a rich history. It is a symbol of honour, faith, love and hope. To sailors in olden days, it represented everything from luck to loyalty. It served as a reminder of family, friendship and honour.
I’d like a relationship like this, not with a swallow of course, but a relationship filled with love, honour faith and hope…
Seeing these beautiful swallows just reminded me that a relationship like this is possible with God’s guidance.
For the past few months I have been toying with the idea of getting a tattoo… I’m still weighing up the options. So I prayed about it, yes, I prayed about a tattoo!!! I’d REALLY like a tattoo of two deer.
Now, the deer also symbolises something so beautiful to me. There are two verses in the bible that stand out for me, Habakkuk 3:19… it says, “The Lord is my strength , and He will make my feet like Hind’s feet, and He will make me able to walk on high places” The other is Psalm 18 vs 33…”He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; He enables me to stand on the heights.”
When I pray for my future man, (yes I pray for tattoos and an as yet non-existent husband – you must think I have lost the plot!), I saw a picture of a deer and a stag. So I researched it some more, especially as I was wanting to get it inked onto my skin. A couple of weeks later a different friend gave me a beautiful sketch of a deer on a mountain top!
The Deer (female) symbolise gentleness, kindness, compassion, grace, femininity, adventure, awareness, renewal.
The Stag (male) symbolises masculinity, regeneration, guidance, pride, healing, purification, strength, independence.
Wow… what a combination! I just felt I must share what’s on my heart, perhaps my metaphors might just help you.
I am so looking forward to God bringing a Stag in to my life to live a relationship like that of a swallow! What a beautiful picture that is! I’m not looking for someone to complete me, but rather complement me. A Stag complements the deer. It brings its strength to the deer. It uses its antlers to fight off the other males, for the opportunity to attract the female in the herd. The deer brings is swiftness, acceptance, gentle strength to the Stag.
Watch this space, and see if this deer is brave enough to ink.
All my love Cayly/ eagerly awaiting her Stag