I am so sorry I have left yall hanging for so long. This has been one wild, crazy, busy and stressful month. Lets see if I can play catch up. Thank yall for being so patient.
When I left you last, I had told you of my heartfelt decision of my goats. Well, the Lord has answered many prayers. I have had to just pray and close my eyes and blindly follow Gods plans. I believe thats called FAITH. I have had to do alot of praying and just sit back and trust God.
The first prayer he answered was finding the best home for my herd. I prayed and prayed and knew I did not want to go through the stress of selling them to people I did not know would take care of them like I do. I was scared and stressed. I was for sure not going to send them to a sale barn. My girls meant too much to me to let that happen. They deserve so much better. I prayed and just asked God to help cause I had someone in mind. She came in the form of an angel. It was my friend Darlene. I asked her if she could take my whole herd. She said she would have to talk it over with her husband. I got a message back and the answer was YES!!!!!!! yall do not know how much stress this relieved me of. I was so stressed I literally was sick at my stomach for a long time. This was a blessing because I cried for days wondering what I was going to do if the answer was no. She does not know how relieved I am and Im so at peace with this decision. This is the only thing that made me feel peaceful. I had no peace for a long time. It was going to be a little bit however before I could take them over to her house. They had to prepare and make room. In the mean time I had only a few short weeks to spend with them and take care of them. Babies had to be disbudded and everyone needed coppered, hooves trimmed, vaccinated, wormed and etc. I wanted them to all be healthy and pretty. It was a job but we got every one spoiled. He is actually sitting on my shoulder drinking his bottle. He fell asleep right on Dallas’ shoulder. He is such a stinker. He is spoiled rotten.
Would this be considered BULLYING? My momma came to visit and see everyone one last time and brought an old friend with her. We had a really good visit.
Hans is such a smarty pants, he knew exactly where his bottle was kept and he would get it out all by himself every time.
Moving day finally came. It was a bittersweet day but so thankful. You see my friend Darlene is just like me, she takes very good care of her animals just like I do and spoils them rotten…..so as far as being worried if they were going to be taken care of? Nope not one bit. Although I did stay awake half the night wondering how i was going to get everyone hauled and into trailer. Everything I stressed about and every little detail I worried about God just took control of everything. I got the trailer out and got it ready for the next morning. It was going to be a long day. Me and Dallas managed to get everyone loaded all in one load. Boys, Girls and Babies. I was afraid everyone would be stressed. Everyone traveled fine and when we got there it was a job getting everyone unloaded but we got it done. Our herds looked so good together.
They mixed in pretty well….why heck….I think they like it better there than they did here. She said they fit in well and caught on to their routine very quickly. She keeps me informed everyday and is watching everyone very closely. I am so at peace now. I miss them dearly and it looks weird looking out my window and not seeing anyone. The first morning when it was time to do chores it was really weird. It was kind of lonely. But I am so happy about where they are at and well taken care of, that is the only way Im able to handle this decision.
Dallas has started his new responsibility of taking care of the chickens and ducks. he still wants to have a job so this is his new job. He will be able to handle this on his own. We will establish a routine and get them rehoused. We will be cleaning out barns and taking down old coop. When daddy gets home he is going to help take down coop. After we get the barn fixed like we want them, one will become the chickens new home. It will take them a while to get adjusted but it will work. I intend to separate a hen that is beginning to sit on a clutch of eggs. Im going to have to have a talk with TK. this is just so wrong in the animal kingdom.
Dallas has been working so hard getting ready for tournament. It is in a few weeks and he has been training hard. He has also been given an opportunity to earn two belts at the same time. This means his blue and brown belt. His instructor told him to discuss it with mom and dad to see if he was up for the challenge. Well, their was no discussing with mom and dad. He already said he accepts the challenge. This will be intense training of strength and endurance. He is so ready. He has been training already and doing great.
Dakota is doing good in school and now has started Construction Core in this last 9 weeks. His teacher is one of Daddys school mates and youth church friends. So he gets a double dose of David Dixon. lol This is my goof ball.
Another adventure we got to embark on was getting to go on a trip. A few weeks ago we went out to eat and this was in my fortune cookie. Little did I know it would have a great impact.
We made our plans and the time finally came. I checked Dakota out of school early and WE WERE OFF. It took us 5 hrs to get there and by the time we did I was a nervous wreck. I was so out of my comfort zone with driving. Daddy has always drove when we went places or on trips. But daddy wasnt there so If I wanted to meet him and see him it was up to Momma. I had to cowgirl up and put my big girl panties on and do this. Dakota helped read the GPS and watch for traffic. When we got there daddy let me do my thing…..quit shaking and cry. I was so nervous he just let me get it out and said….You need to get out more often. lol We enjoyed our trip so much and it was much needed after a few stressful weeks. he needed his family so bad too.
Daddy and boys loving on each other.
We got to shop and have some down time and fun to boot.
They did have to keep up with me though. Some times I had trouble keeping up. All in all we had a blast.
Now do yall see why I do what I do. My guys mean the world to me and I would die for them. God has blessed me so much.
24 years ago today I went out with a tall dark and handsome young feller. Little did I know it would lead us to where we are today. However, he said he knew it all along. Im glad he did and told me so. It has been an incredible journey and I would do it all over again. I love that man with all my heart.
Well I hope this has caught you up. Thank yall for being patient with me. I will try to do better. I hope everyone enjoys their day. God Bless.
If I dont post again before Easter. remember, No greater Love hath no man, than to lay down his life for his brother. Jesus gave his life for you and me so that we may have eternal life. Where will you spend eternity?