Every time you feel in God's creatures something pleasing and attractive, do not let your attention be arrested by them alone, but, passing them by, transfer your thought to God and say: "O my God, if Thy creations are so full of beauty, delight and joy, how infinitely more full of beauty, delight and joy art Thou Thyself, Creator of all! - Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain
You can’t get to joy by making everything perfect. You can only get there by seeing in every imperfection all that’s joy. -Ann Voscamp
Today marks day one of waiting for the goats to kid. Cupcake is due first, and today is day 143. We have the baby monitor hooked up now, and it's pretty interesting having the barn sounds inside. When you're half asleep, you can come to some strange conclusions about what's going on. :) Early this morning I thought the chickens had gotten out and made their way to the house. Dan got up around that time to look for "the crazy toy we had that sounds like a rooster". I'm going to have to get a human kid to go to the barn and bleat like a doe in labor so I can tell where to set the volume. ;)
I think Cupcake will go a little while yet. I can still feel tail ligaments and her udder isn't very full yet. She's looking hollow though, so it shouldn't be too long.