Monday, February 15, 2010
The View From Here
"Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity." 1 Timothy 4:12
There is nothing like a good friend on the phone to encourage you to do something spontaneous! It was Friday night and Amy, Michelle and I had just gone to see the new movie Dear John. Which, ps, follows the book rather well until the ending. Anyway, Amy and I were sitting in the Wal Mart parking lot talking to Lyndsey on the phone when we decided that we would in fact head to Stinnett for the weekend. While it was 10 pm the thought of spending the weekend in Texas was very appealing. We made a quick decision we would leave in as soon as possible and we did just that. From the time we got off the phone with Lyndsey to the time I was picking Amy up at the dorm and we were headed west was literally 20 minutes. Keep in mind prior to leaving we gathered up clothes, checked the oil and tire pressure and called RA and Griffin to let somebody know we were coming. We wanted to surprise her parents, but thought it best that one of the boys knew we were coming, to let us in, and also to cover our bases in terms of safety. So we came smokin into Texas with the hammer down at about 1:30 am and made it to the ranch by about 3:00 am. A minor detail we had forgotten was the gate lock, but luckily RA had a good idea and we got in through the neighbors pasture.
Talley and Rob A. were in fact surprised and so were Amy's siblings. We had a wonderful time and spent the weekend relaxing working on homework and having fun. There is nothing quite like watching a 4 year old boy help to gather first time heifers on his own little mare. Ike is a good cowboy! Four years old and already making a hand.
From where I'm sitting, on the back of a horse, The Lord is blessing us daily! He has blessed me with amazing friends and their families who enourage me to be who I am, to serve the Lord and to work hard like my own family encourages me. From sage brush and sand to the foothills of the west, we truly are blessed and that's the view from here.