Thursday, November 15, 2007
A dream come true....
MOM GOT A DEER!!!!!!!!!! YIPPEE!!!!!!
Yes, it is true, today on the opening day of deer season, the Lord blessed us with a buck. I say us, because everyone was very excited, including me!
I had a pretty bad attitude going back out this afternoon. As I came home I saw my neighbor had a nice buck hanging from his tractor bucket..I was instantly green with envy. Why Lord, I have been out with my bow so many times...I am tired, I would love for this to be over so I can walk with the dogs, blah, blah, blah...
After I got on my 300lbs of clothes, I get up to my spot and start to confess...the snow pellets were striking me right on the cheeks but I was alright because I told the Lord that it was up to Him if I got a buck. Pure and simple. If I didn't, it really, truly was alright. By the way, the only type of deer you CAN get with a firearm is a buck unless you own 40 or more acres and have a doe permit. I didn't want anyone to think I had this buck thing going on or something. Venison is venison as long as it is legal. After it is in the white packages in the freezer, it is all the same!
But you know what? I have always wanted to get one. Not for the antlers, because this deer is actually a 3 point/spike but just because they are so wary of hunters and in this area, hard to come by.
So after I shot, I sat there and cried tears of joy. God knew my heart and He blessed me with a dream come true. I found myself wishing my Dad could take part in my joy, because I was using his 1952 lever action Winchester 32 special.
Tim gutted it for me and hung it up in the shop. The little girls got a lesson in deer anatomy and when I came back out, Teresa quips, "Dad fixed the deer Mom--permanently!" She is so curious! Rachel helped a lot holding the flashlight for her Daddy. Tim said when he came in it is the biggest deer we have ever had!
Oh Lord God, You are worthy of praise!
Chemo is tomorrow at 11:30. I know He will be with me..Hannah is going to come a little later and try and I mean try, to beat me in Scrabble.
I will let you know who wins.
He is faithful,