I was walking this morning and I couldn't believe what happened to me. I was walking past a neighbor's fence, and I started admiring the fence. I mean really admiring it...the straight lines and all the taut barb wire. As if a bell had gone off in my head, I all of the sudden realized that this fence was beautiful. Then I came back to my senses and realized that I must have been living out in the country too long. I mean, who in their right mind dubs fences beautiful?
I used to think that shoes and dresses were beautiful...not fences! Perhaps my husband should take me out to a nice dinner so I can reacquaint myself with beautiful things. Maybe I have just been stuck out in them there hills too long!! That was what I was thinking when I came to our farm. I stopped for a moment to love on the horses. As I was walking into the front yard, I realized that there were sheep right out front. Ughh...I quickly called for help from my boys. We managed to get the sheep back into the backyard and to do some quick fence repairs.
Perhaps this is why that when I walk past a nice fence I think it is beautiful!! I noticed that the man who owned the beautiful fence didn't have any livestock out in his front yard. Maybe I haven't been out in the country too long. Maybe now I just value different things...things that happen to keep the sheep in the backyard!!
grace and peace,