We were fortunate to be able to attend the annual 4-H fall fest. So much fun. (Some cell phone photos on my husband's phone...not the best quality, but worth remembering).
Fast forward to raffle drawing. He watched in anticipation, but then witnessed another girl winning the cow. He whispered to me, "But that was MY cow, mama." Hard lesson. He coped well. Very disappointed, but didn't fall apart. I felt sad for him.
But then, the 2nd to last raffle happened to call his ticket. Know what the winning prize was? The barn print. He frolicked up with his ticket to claim his prize. The biggest dimples ever when he smiled. He was SOO happy. He was eager to show everyone his barn a dozen times as he carried it around. He was so proud.
Funny how things have a way of working themselves out, huh?
Here he is with his picture.