Monday, January 17, 2011

An example of patience...

During all the snow, I got a very good lesson from my daughter Carlie. I had no idea of what was even going on. All I knew at first, was that she and her siblings had went to play in the snow with Daddy.  A good while later, I was clued in on the precious sight I got to capture.
Shannon walked in and said, "Have you seen Carlie?"
I was alarmed, and said, "Wasn't she outside with you???"
"Yes," he said, "that's not what I mean... I mean have you seen what she is up to?"
I hurried to the window and peered out in infatuation at my youngest daughter.
She was the most patient I have ever seen her.
And do you know what she was doing?
She wanted a bird to come and eat out of her hand.
There she was.
All bent down in the snow with snow and bird seed in her little hands waiting patiently on the birds to come and visit with her.
We have been bird watchers for a while now and she has been one of the most intrigued as we have had so many different varities come visit during the snow.

I was just holding my breath while watching her...

And then... Winn-Dixie decided to go and visit.
I knew she was half frozen, so I called for her to come in.

Such a sweet sight. She perservered... even when it was cold, snowy and of little reward.
It was an excellent time of praise for her when she came inside.
Such a smile as you have ever seen.
May you be blessed and may you see the positive in the day and encourage the good.
My Cup Runneth Over...


  1. Amazing! Tell her to keep it up, as migration starts, many birds will shed their natural fear of humans in favor of a quick free meal. Oh, and leave Winn-Dixie inside, LOL!
    Blessings to you all!