I am a pretty emotional person. If you’ve ever studied “Spiritual Gifts”, I am a “Mercy”. I don’t mind being a “Mercy” most of the time because I love people, and really enjoy them. I love folks even in their bad behavior most of the time – what I mean is that I love them all the time, but most of the time I choose to see past the bad behavior, believing the best of their heart. I love the verses in the “Love Chapter” (1 Corinthians 13) that say “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things”.
Occasionally, though, I either get hurt or offended by someone’s bad behavior, and then I don’t know what to do with that emotion. I am not AT ALL confrontational, besides the fact that often these folks don’t know their bad behavior affected me anyway! I also am VERY wary of talking about my feelings to others lest my story causes that person to take on an offense against them. I always fear that while I know I will forgive – Jesus told us too, and I know I must in order to continue close fellowship with my Lord – I don’t know if the person I passed along the info to will hold onto the offense. I also don’t want to warp someone elses view of a person because of my hurt or anger against that person.
That’s why I don’t blog much about my feelings unless they are happy feelings. So I am not going to blog about some issues I’m having right now – I’m going to show you some photos that make me happy, and know you will enjoy them, too. And if you wonder why I brought up my feelings if I didn’t intend to share them, it is because I will ask you that if the Lord brings me to your mind, please pray that He will contine to show me how to release these feelings. The knot in my stomach goes from being annoying to unbearable when I “take back” my hurt feelings!
In our little town, there is this amazing field of Showy Evening Primroses – so, so beautiful! They also grace they roadsides along with the Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrushes. I was trying to take pictures of them when my camera battery died (this seems to happen to me alot!), and as I was getting back into the car, Dannye Reigh showed up there with her two charges, Parker and Olivia!
Here is Parker. He is only a few months younger than Olivia, but is a man of very few words. Actually, he is just learning to speak well – Dannye is convinced his language of choice is Japanese, which no one around here can understand! He can be hard-headed and is certainly all boy – but completely wonderful! Dan has cared for him since he was 6 weeks old! He is now four.
Parker has a type of eczema that they cannot cure and can barely control. Dan nearly always has to do photo editing on his little mouth. His family is moving at the end of the school year – Dan is heartbroken – so perhaps their new home will be a better climate for this precious one.
This is my favorite. They are so adorable, and the scenery is amazing! Dannye is such a good photographer, but she is also a great childcare-giver! They love her, and she them. Olivia and Parker are not siblings – both their mommies are teachers at the same school, though.
I better get off here. I need to get home, so I have to wrap things up here at the office.
God bless your day!