Lets start with Grace shall we. As some of you know my MOM's much loved camera took a turn for the worse and in the end did not make it. What to do? I suggested that MOM could sketch our adventures. I mean I have seen her sketches of scenery and they are not bad. Unfortunately the skill in scenery does not transform over to live action or me. Here take a look.
That is suppose to be me in my backyard. Is it me or do I look a bit thin?
Anywho, with the laptop getting all sick and the back window of the Blazer being all smashed out and the camera in the ICU and looking like it was not going to make it, MOM had to make some decisions. We didn't tell you about these decisions but we would have to choose what item(s) we would get first. The camera came in last place. After all MOM had her phone to take pictures. Then out of the blue MOM gets an email from someone who likes my blog. This is what it said:
I have followed you and Goose for a while now and love, love, love that dog of yours. May I add that when you write something like the Road to Bethlehem it never fails to make me think deeper. Also thanks for all you do for the St. Anne's shelter --both animal and peeps.
I was sorry to hear about your camera's demise and if you would like another one (I found a Lumic FZ35 on Amazon) I would be pleased to make a gift of it to you. Or, if you have another camera in mind, just let me know and I will get that one. It is not good to be long without a camera when you have the photographic opportunities (and subject) you do. : )
You can imagine our surprise and gratefulness for this gracious offer. And if you know my MOM at all, you know she does not always practice what she preaches. In that I mean she has advised people in somewhat similar circumstances to accept "it" for the gift that it is. So MOM said a big thank you but she could not accept. Then came another email from the same person about the lesson she learned from her mom about tithing and helping those doing the Lord's work. WOW, imagine me, Goose, doing the Lord's work, who knew. She said doing the Lord's work could mean anything from playing the piano, to mission work, to fixing a tractor. Well, long beautiful story short, my MOM sucked up her pride and said yes. And friends that is why I am able to post beautiful photos on my blog once again because someone followed their calling to lend a hand. My friends that is grace in the form of beautiful generosity. Words can not express how grateful and blessed me and my MOM are. She is just so overwhelmed by it all. So from the tip of my nose to the end of my tail to the depths of my heart, thank you dear friend.
AND NOW FOR A LITTLE GAME:
MOM says some of you may remember a show called Sesame Street. And a little game they use to play called "Which One Does Not Belong". Ready to play?
Take a look at all the items I have in front of me. Can use guess which one does not belong?
Here is a closer look. We have a phone, backpack and sleeping bag.
And here is a fishing pole and trekking poles.
And here we have hiking boots, tent, and a topographical map of Wyoming.
Can you guess which does not belong? The answer tomorrow.