(Written Monday, March 25, 2019)
…Today began with a bit of a bone-chilling, blood-curdling mystery, but it eventually got better.
Let me tell you about..
When I opened the blinds this morning, I saw a mess of feathers on the lawn. We often don’t close the chickens in their coop at night because we’re in a fenced in yard, and we’ve never had a problem. Today, however, all that remained of our trio of Dutch Bantams was a handful of feathers and a few traces of blood. There was no trace of them which makes me wonder if an owl got them. Hmmm… we may never know, but like I said, the day got better…
NOW… let me tell you about…
- Podcasts: It had been ages since I’d been able to listen to a podcast on my drive to Angers. Last year they were my sanity and helped pass the 4hr total of driving time each day. For whatever reason, I hadn’t been able to download new episodes until this morning when, seemingly out of the blue… they downloaded again. My drives just got a little bit more productive again.
- Sunrise: About a 1/2 hour out of town, the sun was hovering above the horizon and I was able to catch this photo, below, of it playing hide and seek behind a row of poplar trees covered in balls of mistletoe. I’m thankful to be able to drive in the daylight hours again (I’ve mentioned this before), but especially when sunrise gives you glimpses like this along the way. God’s handiwork is indeed awesome!
- Sophie: Today I heard the words that strike a tinge of fear in the hearts of dads of girls everywhere – “A guy was flirting with me on the train today.” (a complete stranger…. of another culture…). Uh yeah… It’s one of the risks of sending your kids out into the world with a bit more independence packed under their arm. As a parent, you lose a bit of control. But then she said how proud she was of herself for the directness with which she handled it… not shrinking back in fear, but directly defusing it. The Lord has helped us. We haven’t raised a brash or impolite girl, but He’s helped us raise a confident girl who puts her trust in Him. Thank you Lord for your protection on all three of our kids… girl AND boys!
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I am so sorry about the chickens!!
Thanks Michele… we miss them pecking around the garden & keeping the chickweed at bay and our elderly gardening neighbour misses feeding them worms from his compost through the fence. *sigh* 🙂