Monday, August 26, 2013

A Deer Blessing

Before I go east to visit my and my husband's families, I have in my mind some things I would like to do if I get a chance.  One of them is just to drive around in the country and visit places that were important to me when I was growing up, and maybe even take some pictures.  Well, that has yet to happen.  When we visit, I am juggling so many people's schedules and trying to keep everybody (my teenagers plus all my relatives that live there) 'relatively' happy;).  And I am usually too busy talking and visiting to remember to take pictures.  Also, I don't have a car of my own or free time of my own to cavort around on any solo adventures.  That's okay, life has its different seasons, that time alone is for the future (and I'm afraid I may not like it when it comes;)

So after my week with my sister-in-laws, my husband and three youngest kids met me.  The three kids went to camp in North Carolina, and my husband and I spent a few days in South Carolina at some meetings he had to attend for work. We all eventually ended up back in Tennessee for some quick family visits before heading west again.  It was very busy, but we had a good time (although, no pictures).

The whole time we were in Tennessee our eyes feasted on the green and on the hills.  I get hungry for both out here in Texas.  We spotted this little white-tail deer family on the side of the road near my father-in-law's new assisted living home.  This is the only time we did remember to take some pictures.
They were mildly interested in us, but not too afraid.
It was a pleasure to see these twin fawns that still had their spots.
We pulled off to the side of the road and just watched them until they finally bounded off through the tall grass and we couldn't see them anymore.
It's easy for me to get caught up in the hecticness and the perceived pressure of everything that needs to get done.  Sometimes I'm like a mole, tunneling forward steadily but feeling suffocated.  God makes room for us to breathe and to remember what (and who) is important through  gifts like these deer.  Just the stopping and taking pleasure in these little fawns helped put life back in perspective.

"Be still, and know that I am God:  I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.  The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah." -- Psalm 46:10-11 KJV  


  1. Beautiful Angela, God's timing is perfect and he saved these beautiful creatures of His just for you. He knows the desires of our heart! I so relate to not having enough time for the exact same reasons. ~smile~ Have a blessed week. Hugs, Sue

  2. Yes, one day if you would still like those kinds of adventures, you may find yourself taking them, You might also be taking them with grandkids. ; D

    These little fawns are just darling. So glad that you remembered the camera.

  3. Oh, how good of our God to provide you with this "breathing room" in the midst of hectic days. His ways are perfect.

  4. Oh my gosh, those baby deer are utterly adorable!

  5. FOUND YOU! and I can't wait to dive into this blog. Unfortunately it won't happen tonight, as it's TV time. :) Love to see your writing, Angie! And your projects!


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