An attempt to declare the Glory of God for what He has chosen to do with our lives. A legacy to leave to my children in the telling of it.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Flora

Spots, spots, and more spots! Rob's April fools joke took a few extra days to come true~ what kind of goat farmer did he think I was that I wouldn't know Asha wasn't due on April 1st??! Well, actually I didn't know exactly when she was due because she jumped the fence into the pen with the buck last fall and I had three different possible due dates for her. Cole and I have been eyeing her up this past week and got pretty suspicious this morning when her udder all of a sudden was full. She is usually a scared goat and has wanted love and attention this past week as well which is another big sign that labor may be pending soon. This morning I checked her ligaments (which were gone) and we brought her into her own kidding stall. By supper time we had our newest little spotted addition to the farm~ and a doe besides! This afternoon as I was petting and loving on Asha I was praying that if God wanted to, would he grant me a spotted doe for no other reason than just because He's God and He loves to give good gifts to His children. I realize the day of delivery it's a big request to put in, but praise the Lord, even in this He blessed me. She will be a remembrance of God's answers to even my frivolous prayers. Thanks God!
Altho we missed the delivery by moments, we did get to have special visitors to welcome her into the world. Right away Traci suggested the name Flora, and because I have already named 7 goats this spring and I can hardly remember my own name these days, Flora it is. Welcome to ourcrazyfarm little miss Flora! You are a gift from God.

12 comments:

Teresa said...

She is beautiful Terri!

Brenda said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful! And, what a pretty name.

Sonja said...

Hey Terri! Just wanted to tell you that I love you. It is such a blessing to read your posts. I don't comment often, but I'm here reading every time you post. Thanks for sharing. :)

Amy said...

Terri this is Amy. Not sure if you remember me but I have followed your blog for quite some time now. I just have not had much time to read the past few months. I just came last night and read up on the posts I missed. I cryed as I read of the loss of your son. I can imagine no greater pain on this earth to experience for a parent. You are truely getting through this with grace and the comfort of God. It is a great testimony and reading it has really made me contemplate where I am with God. I would have to say that based on where I am with God right now I would not have the faith and comfort that you have. Christ is my Saviour, He has done amazing works in my life but too many times I get caught up and put Him on the back burner. I know He is there and always with me but through reading I realized that it seems like I am running from Him. God has trusted you with a great burden and just like Job you are proving to satan that no matter what happens in your life you will trust God. My heart hurts for you right now.

OurCrazyFarm said...

Thank you Teresa and Brenda! I am tickled pink with her. It makes me admire you and all your named goats Brenda!

Sonja~ You are so sweet:)) Simply Thank you! You make me smile to day. Good to hear from you!

Amy~ yes, I remember you and enjoy reading your posts, too. Praise God! He is what this is all about~ you will be in my prayers as God continues His work in your life. Run to Him my friend! Make sure you do know Him as your savior, because if you are not obeying Him He is not sanctifying you. Get in your Bible and know where you are~ there are no guaranteess to tomorrow and there are no second chances for what we have decided to do with Jesus once we die. Praying for you!

Amy said...

Thank you so much Terri. You amaze me that in the time that most need ministering you are the one that is ministering. I do know for sure that I know Jesus. I accepted Him into my heart and life on January 26 1996 as a wayward teenager. I didn't know Him but wanted to and surrendered my will to His. He completely changed my life and I am who I am today because of Him. I know am able to raise my children for Him and been priviledged to pray with two of my children as they accepted Christ into their hearts. We raise them to know about God and try to teach them who He is. If God had not saved me as a 15 year old punk none of these things would be true about my life. He truely has blessed me. God is a part of mine and my families life everyday. I just know that my heart has been closer to God and that I am struggling to get closer to Him. I strive so hard to be who He wants me to be and do what He wants me to do that I fail to come to Him and keep that deep intimate relationship a healthy one. Each phase of my life seems to bring new challanges for me to stay close to God and I know that all the earthly distractions that I have make it easier and easier to keep God at a distance. Thank you so much for you amazing testimony. Though Trent's death may not be what brought me to Jesus but I feel it is helping to get back to walking closer with Him.

OurCrazyFarm said...

Amy~ Again, Praise God!! He who has called you will be faithful to finish the good work He started:)) Thanks for sharing your walk.

Brande Services said...

It was an honor to be there for the exciting event. :) Thanks for answering all the curious kids questions! Great science! ha-ha!

You should have told me you would be taking pictures tho; I would have struck my model pose!

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Paige said...

YAY!!! More spots..and a doe even! I'm so thankful that God granted your wish! I can't wait to see her in person!

God Bless!
Paige

OurCrazyFarm said...

Well at least you didn't have goat goo all over you when they took your picture Traci:))))) You are beautiful!! But then again, you do look just like me~ hehehehaheee #3

Aimee And Tim said...

Such a cutie! I wish I could live on a farm....

Sherry Sutherby http://russ-stickacres.blogspot.com/ said...

Congrats Terri, on your new little doeling. Beautiful ~ with a beautiful name. I also loved your comment to Amy... "Run to Him". Yes, very true. Remember the Parable of the 10 Virgins...be ready! OH, and thank you for changing your FONT. My eyes thank you...;~)