Love In A Scary World – Thankful Thursday

I finally found (was told) where my nephew’s laptop is. (Mine is still in need of repairs in order to run.) I was checking the news like I do to see what was up in the world and things are not looking good according to the articles up.

I woke up extra early today as well and have had a long and grueling day of running about and doing some much needed work on the farm while others were at work and school.

Mostly because one of our goats had (sort of) surprise babies in the wee hours of the morning and I needed to get out there and assist. Annie is the proud mother (for the third time) of a beautiful set of twins, one boy and one girl. I will post pictures of them as soon as I can figure out how on my nephew’s laptop because it’s been giving me issues with it.

For now, though the day has been long and the news makes me cringe, I am thankful that there are still moments of beauty like seeing a loving mother carefully watch over her sleeping newborns.

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Tiny, But Great – Thankful Thursday

Today I’m grateful for this tiny little bunny.

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image: from martha0stout’s phone

All his siblings have passed slowly over the last few weeks since they’ve been born and  we honestly didn’t think that he would make it either. (Mostly because all of the babies that have been the only ones in the nest at under  month and a half have always died from lack of body heat.)

But this little guy?

He’s hopping all around the kennel he’s in with a bunch of adult bunnies and he snuggles up with the little chickies (that are actually about the size of two fists put together by now, wow…) who hop out of their little brooder box to snuggle on the outside of the small rabbit kennel that this little guy is in at night.

By all rights, he shouldn’t still be hopping around and getting groomed by all the does that he shares a kennel with, but he is.

And for this great yet tiny miracle, I am grateful.

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Walk Through The Night – Thankful Thursday

Today I am grateful for all the times my mother sang us to sleep as children. She loves music and wrote different lullabies for each of her eight children and some of her friends’ children as well. I have no children as of yet, but I do have ten nieces and nephews and I have sung each of them to sleep at least once using music that my mother used to sing me to sleep with. Sadly I do not have a recording of any of her lovely music, but I do have a song written and performed by Cherie Call that reminds me very much of what my mom did every other night for her children. (It was every other night because she switched off with Dad, who told us stories to lull us to sleep.)

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Three Years

Three years,

A lot can happen in three years:

I’ve seen two more children born to one sister.

I’ve seen one wedding being put together in three months.

I’ve been to two funerals and had to send condolences to another.

I’ve been to four graduations and sent congrats to another.

I’ve found my footing when I’d been homebound for almost five years.

I’ve found peace where previously all I knew was anger.

I’ve seen a family fall apart and then come back together.

I’ve seen strangers turn away the sick and then others welcome the homeless.

People have died,

People have lived.

Lives have been lost,

Lives have been found.

The news has been all over the place:

Storms and hurricanes and cyclones and landslides.

Countries have burned in the fires of revolution;

They have also burned from nature’s wrath, her lightning.

Three years ago, I didn’t know what to do with my life.

I had my family and my friends,

But I didn’t know who I was.

I’m still searching,

But I know which direction to take.

A lot can happen in three years,

And it’s not such a high price to pay.


Written in honor of my third anniversary on WordPress.com.