On March 9th of 2013 a funeral service was held for Mareta Morgan at the Green Hills Cemetery in Asheville, NC where a white dove release was presented as a tribute to her life. Â Unfortunately the final bird was attacked by a hawk which has rarelyÂ occurred in the 8 years I have been presenting dove releases however on this day it happened to one young bird. Â Following the service I found the small dove, severely injured, who wasÂ miraculouslyÂ alive, brought her home and witnessed her will to survive. Â I named her Mareta and was able to establish communication with the daughter of the deceased. Â It seems, Mareta the dove kind of became a testimonial to the strength and tenacity of her mother, Mareta, and thereforeÂ represented something very special to this family.
I am happy to share that now two months later to date, Mareta the dove appears fully healed. Â She recovered most amazingly and is flying here at the house and loft with all the other birds as though she had never had a brush with death.
Notice how you can barely see the spot on her Mareta’s chest…and how she holds her head up proud. Â May your will to live and your strength of flight be ours to behold, dear Mareta the dove.