My mind kept screaming that there was SO much work, but it felt right. As we drove onto the property that first day, my husband looked down outside the car window on his side and said, “There’s a dove right here.” I caught my breath and knew that it was a sign. I knew this was our place. It sounds silly, but I’ve always lived in a house with morning doves. When I was young, I remember my father complaining about them because they coo’ed and kept him awake when he needed to sleep for the late shift. Since then, I’ve always noticed doves.