Well, it’s been a good week. I always enjoy the weeks where I get to stay home everyday to enjoy what we have been blessed with here and to catch up on some projects, one being the bookwork. Mike tells me we need to hire a book keeper and I say that would be nice but it would take longer to tell them my system than to just do it myself!! That way if something is overlooked I can say, “Oh, lets just fire her!”
Sooooooo many blessings to count this week……As you can see we received more snow which means more moisture and more grass. I have been reminding God that He is the one that causes the grass to grow on the hills. We will be needing grass on those hills this spring to keep raising God’s critters. I am thankful that we do not depend on the weather man or the Farmers Almanac to bring us moisture. God is faithful and He will finish what He has started here on this earth.
One of the huge highlights of the week was sitting down at lunch on Wednesday with my family and reading them the email from Stofie. Stofie is from South Africa and had contacted us about how Logan’s phone call had touched her heart. Over the last 5 years since the phone call, we have heard story after story of how God has reached down through that phone call and brought healing and hope to people’s hearts and lives. Stofie’s story is sad, her heart still aches but she has found reason to go on and God has given her hope. Thank you Stofie for sharing with us your story. She felt that she was writing us a newspaper article as it was lengthy but by the time I had finished reading we were all in tears at the table. Shaking our heads in humble thanks for another way that God touched our hearts through other people’s lives.
If you look close in the picture, you can see cows in the lot. They are cows that are getting ready to calve. We have officially started calving season. Today at about 5:00 pm a set of twins were born! It was nice to have them born in the beginning of the season where we had time to enjoy them. As the season goes on it gets so busy, some days there may be up 70 to 90 calves a day born on the whole ranch. These cute little twins were born to a first time Mom or a first-calf heifer as we call her, and she did not have any milk so the babies came inside the barn office to spend the night and stay warm.
Oh…I got to ride up the hill this evening riding Super Star, my Frenchmans Guy daughter, and leading Vashti, Freckles Gigolo daughter. (My huband always makes sure that I am well mounted. :)) The picture of our place at the top of the hill was taken off my horse. I love to go there in the evening as the sun is going down. I love the light shining on the hills. It makes God’s glory seem even brighter and bigger from the top. I am thankful for horses, hills, happenings on the ranch and happy times at the family table hearing of how huge God’s love is for everyone in this world…..yes that means you as an individual too. If you could ask Stofie she would tell you that’s true. Till next time…..Tee Jay Henderson