Monday, December 22, 2008


Grief comes from many sources...loss of a animal is ours this morning. As we labored with our favorite cow Ruth and waited with anticipation and excitement we talked about how much delight we will be getting from our newest member of our little farm. Alas, it wasn't to be as the sweetest little calf you ever saw was stillborn. We were devastated and tired and worried for our Ruthie. This morning is bittersweet as yes we have a cow to milk but no dear little calf to give it to.

We have cried over this precious animal and have wondered why...our hearts are broken.

As my husband was feeling the devastation he said something very sad. He said, "Here I am bawling over losing a calf and people happily abort their children every day...and go out for coffee afterwards"

We are moving forward and in the days to come put this pain to rest and look forward to the next birth from Rosie-girl.

The Lord never said life would be easy here...but He did say He will comfort us in our time of need so we are expecting His comforts today as we heal from this blow.

Thanks for listening to my ramblings...



Ranee said...

I am so sorry to hear this news. The coming celebration of the Lord's Incarnation must be especially profound to you now.

Our first son was born almost exactly a year after a friend of mine was due. She aborted under pressure from her boyfriend. I always think about how their child would be a year older than our son, and remember him or her at Alexander's birthday.

Carolyn said...

My thoughts are with you all Dory. Every experience is a new chapter in our book of life. As we grieve, we become closer and stronger. With this comes the comfort.....and now the healing begins.

Farmerboy's Mom said...

Well dear friends, we are so sad with you...thank you for sharing.

We love you all so much!

comfort and peace,
Farmer Boy's Mom

Farmer Boy said...

I am so sorry!
At least you get to have FRESH milk with your cereal on Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Pslams 144:12 -

That our sons may be as plants
and our daughters may be pillars sculptured in palace style.

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