I sat down to blog about something else. But I just don't have any words right now. My mind is elsewhere.
There's so much joy in having animals some days. The snuggles, the laughs, the hugs, the companionship. But, there's a lot of heartache on others. It was one of those days of heartache yesterday, one that I just felt defeated. Such days are when I question what we're doing. I am supposed to be the adult in charge, but I sometimes feel so helpless and clueless. I wonder if I really am cut out for this lifestyle. Sometimes there's a lot of work with little or no gain or a big loss. Sometimes things happen beyond my control. I'm not only thinking of recent events on our farm, but also our dear friends who are saying goodbye to such a faithful and loving companion today. I come to you today with such a heavy heart. Life really would be much simpler if it wasn't filled with feathered and furry critters.
But then I look at pictures such as these:
Pictures of not just any kid having fun,
Yes, they experience heartache too, but they also have such remarkable strength to just bounce back.
There are moments of heartache, yes, but the moments to treasure far outweigh the sad times.