Friday, July 10, 2009

Wildlife Update

Since "re-starting" this blog I have not done any wildlife updates. Too bad, since that was the whole origin of my original blog! I don't have time to write a full report - which is needed, but I just have to report this mornings events. Due to time constraints it has to be a very condensed version.

Approximately 7:30 this morning I asked God for a deer in our backyard because I haven't seen one all summer, but I am sure I have heard them in the woods recently. About 9:30 I was sitting at the kitchen table with Ethan while he ate breakfast. I heard "the deer noise" so looked out and sure enough, a deer appeared right at the edge of the woods, straight out in my line of vision! It munched on leaves for at least 5 minutes while I sat in disbelief saying "Thank you God!" Eventually it walked back into the woods and I watched until I couldn't see it any more.

But that wasn't enough! About 10:00 the kids went outside to play. They are on a renewed streak of playing at the creek. It is a little unnerving for me because I cannot see them while they are there. My windows are open so I listen for their sounds. Admittedly I get nervous and misinterpret sounds as cries for help. I was uncomfortable so went out to the edge of the woods and called to Anna. I could hear them in the distance and stood for a while to confirm that the sounds were happy sounds. As I stood there I heard excited kid sounds a ways off to my left. I looked in that direction and a fawn came running past!

God not only gave me the one deer I asked for (for which I was immeasurably grateful!) but then gave me the bonus of a fawn rather close up. He IS good.

More later...

3 comments:

Mrs. Sinta said...

I absolutely love this!

Todd said...

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Lam 3:22-23

KC said...

how cool!
It is neat when God grants prayer just based solely on our asking. And I think He is really eager to give, particularly when we ask for things that dont seem 'as important'. Just to show us He does care for each and every desire.
Thanks for that reminder!