A Pterodactyl !?!

God’s funny.

When I first got clean I was living very close to some cranberry bogs. One of these days I decided to take a walk.

I was walking around one of the bogs when all of a sudden I thought I saw a pterodactyl dinosaur flying very low and about 10 feet away from me.

The wing span on this animal, the color, the massiveness of it was unbelievable to me!

Fresh out of rehab and being born again so to speak….you can imagine the surprise, the delight, and the terror all at once.

I got clean at the age of 35 and in all of those years I had never encountered a Great Blue Heron. Gods divine timing waited until I was about 2 months sober and I could REALLY appreciate this amazing bird.

Today I see them often and I still appreciate that moment when I was so new back into this world that I actually thought there was a dinosaur flying around my town.

Published by gracefuladdict

I am a true addict living my life one day at a time in recovery. I have been substance free -meaning NO drugs or alcohol since 5/23/10. My intention is to share my experiences daily in the hopes to free others from the fears of being who they truly are. My wish is to bravely tell my truth so others can tell theirs as well. I want to be free of self hatred and doubt. I want to live a life of joy, kindness, love and grace. Thank you!

27 thoughts on “A Pterodactyl !?!

  1. That’s a funny and encouraging story.😊 I can relate to the surprise of seeing giant birds. We moved to Florida last year, and there are all kinds of huge birds down here. It’s hilarious to see them walking and flying around. Those herons are especially big! Great story, God bless!

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  2. Lol, that is just magic dear lady. It was the most profound thing for me when I ‘broke through’ and began that rebirth. The things that I could now ‘see’ were astounding. But I never did get a dinosaur though, you must be special 🀣 πŸŽ…πŸ½ ❀️ πŸ˜€ πŸ•Š πŸ™πŸ½ πŸŽ„ πŸ¦‹ 🎁 ⛄️ πŸ˜‚

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    1. I do like to stand out from the rest! Lol πŸ˜‚ I just find it fascinating that I had never seen one before then! And then of course my brain is so child like – it says DINOSAUR!! πŸŒˆπŸ§šβ€β™€οΈπŸ¦–πŸ¦–πŸ¦•πŸ¦–πŸ£β€οΈπŸ’œβ€οΈ

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      1. I have this issue on several Blogs I follow. I see others can “like” and I cannot. I did not realize that was happening to some people on my site. I always re-sign into my site when asked. It is frustrating and I have not mentioned it to sites I cannot like. Thank you for telling me. Now you are in a great position because I will assume you like my posts!😎

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  3. If ever I die, I want to come back a Peregrine falcon. Or at least a red-tailed hawk. Watched red tails fly in heady winds. Knew they were flying just because the could fly and it was fun. Only bird I’d accuse of doing so. There’s a life lesson there. Just in your cranberry bog. Keep-on keepin-on.

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    1. I now live on a golf course and the red tailed hawks are my favorite!!! They are all over here and I connect with them the most these days! I’ll post a pic someday for you. There are a few I see often.


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