Red cardinal whistled for my attention so he could give me a message. 

“Do not give up, do not lose hope. The breezes will try to push you off of your branch – do you see how they are pushing me right now? – hang on tight but be fluid. And soon you will be steady enough to jump to a new branch.” 

And he jumped to a branch directly above me, and looked down straight at me. 🪶


  1. Mimi Benoist
    July 11, 2021 / 2:21 pm

    Brooke, something tapped me on the shoulder this morning and told me to google you and see if you had a website. I was thrilled to find that you are writing for all to see. I love seeing your thoughts in writing.
    Bless you, Mimi

  2. July 11, 2021 / 9:18 pm

    MIMI!! You found me!! Ohhhh I am so glad. I have missed you so much. Thank you for your kind words. Yes, I have resurfaced (a little). I have a new page on instagram dedicated to writing and things I love (@planBwell). I start grad school TOMORROW (!) and so I will have a lot to talk about I think. Getting a dual masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Sports Psychology. Time for a new chapter. Miss you terribly, I’d love to get together sometime when I’m back in TX. xxooxxoB

  3. Mimi Benoist
    July 14, 2021 / 11:55 pm

    Yea, I will look for your Instagram account. Have you moved? Excited about you new education adventure! I want to keep in touch! I hope the boys are well!
    Love ya, Mimi

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