Comet watched as the others found people to share their lives with, to go home to and have children with. She wasn’t alone, far from it. There were children all around her, always there for her to watch over and play with.
Times were peaceful and there was little call for warriors these days, though she still pulled shifts as a guard for Solaris and even, occasionally, the Moon Queen.
With each child that came into her life she yearned more and more for one child of her own.
Days dragging onward
Even as I move forward
Finding little reprieve
Endlessly I grieve
Never letting go
Don’t stop, I’ve far to go
Only by moving day to day
Finding the will to find the way
For with all I will give my might
Especially when everything becomes tight
Not going to give up as you can tell
Don’t even think of dropping the bell
Two days (and nine years) ago my sister had her first son. It was ten days after her own birthday and so she always refers to her eldest as her late birthday present. He’s good with his younger siblings and was upset on his only sister’s behalf when they learned that the twins were both boys (that girl has four brothers with no sisters on the horizon). He’s loyal and loving and a gentleman with their cat (and Sissy when they had her. Sissy was his first dog and she’s always glad when my nephew comes to visit, even if she’s still wary of the twins who love her ears and tail.)
So this week, I am grateful for my third nephew to join us almost a decade ago.
Check out the original Thankful Thursday. (Will update link when able.)
Those geese are extra hissy now that we’ve had to pull the does with newborns out of the pen and put them up in the playhouse with heat lamps (the nights are too cold for tiny goatlings) and they miss their does, because apparently the doe goats belong to the geese and no one else.
Really long run-on sentence there, but it’s been a long week that didn’t want to end.
Check out the original One-Liner Wednesday. (Will update link when able…whenever that will actually come, that is.)
Have you ever stopped to think
Or taken a moment to ponder
Maybe realizing that you live
Ever on someone else’s wonder
Left by yourself you wouldn’t have
Even so small as a box to live in
So keep in mind there’s more than just you
Seeking out for others to give to
Some of us would have no home save for the family that takes us in. We must remember to not complain, then, when things don’t go the way we want them to.
Life doesn’t really go as planned, and, in fact, I believe that life likes to laugh especially hard at those who think they are in control.
We often believe that we do not deserve a second (or third or fourth or hundredth) chance. And we’re mostly right. We don’t deserve it by our own rules and laws and things.
But this life isn’t just about our rules and our beliefs, no, this life is also about discovering the belief or values of the Lord.
We may not think or believe we deserve the good in our lives, but He does think, know that we deserve it because He knows who we really are and who we can become.
It’s not about what we think we deserve, it’s about what He knows we deserve because He was the one who paid the price for us to receive it in the first place.
That doesn’t mean there won’t be conditions that we have to meet, but the fact that it’s even offered in the first place is often the most wondrous thing of all.
So I have this problem with the game Risk. I spend two hours systematically destroying all but one of my opponents until there are only two of us left (usually my youngest brother) and we’re these titans on the board and it’s going to be a glorious battle to see who will be the ruler of the world. We both have mighty armies and vast resources at our disposal.
There’s also a 50-50 chance at that point that I’m still super aggressive and willing to take my rival down or go all passive and capitulate before we have another pass at the board.
This is why my younger brother likes it when it’s just the two of us left for the final battles in Risk, because there’s a 50 percent chance that I’ll go passive and he’ll win by default.