It's the hardest I have ever heard my girls laugh. The longest they've ever played the three of them together. HOURS of entertainment.
A spring time SPRINKLER.
This morning, with a cup of hot green tea and my bible, the Lord showed me THIS.
Psalm 36: 5-12
I call Evelyn the 'glue' of our family.
Brian said the water was nearly 10 feet deep in this particular area. A patch of grass went floating by the boat. He said it was a small patch. No larger than the palm of his hand.
Carlisle said, 'Daddy!!! A baby turtle!!!'
Brian said, 'Can't be Carlisle.' And he looked over the edge of the boat.
And there she was.
Helplessly clinging to her patch of grass.
She was a sitting duck/turtle to any fish or bird who needed a really cute snack.
But her tides changed.
Instead she got scooped up in a net and brought home in a lunch box.
To be loved on, held and taken care of forever.
It turns out, Carlisle is a little Brian. I hear from Brian's Mom that when he was a little boy, they had lots of wild animals.
I had to tally...more for me, than for anything, the wild animals that have lived in our home since Carlisle was old enough to walk and collect all of her favorite little creepy crawly friends.
The lady at the pet store said they live to be 25 years old.
25 what? 'Um. Brian did she say YEARS?'
I don't think there's any going back now.