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.
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