Sunday, July 15

it is good

Home again, home again, jiggety jig! Perfect weather for traveling and activities. Here are our mini-vacation highlights!

Take me out to the ballgame! Although my husband has taken the boys yearly, it's been awhile since I've been to a major league baseball game. It was a lot of fun cheering for the home team and just having the experience of being in the ballpark once again. The atmosphere. The
sights. The smells. The cheering fans. The food. And, of course, the game :-) Almost all the family is old enough now to discuss the players and strategies as the game progresses. The only one who kept quiet practically the entire game was the grandangel who DID NOT like the fireworks that went off at the start of the game and with every home team homerun. Snuggling was the name of the game for this little one!

The next morning after we got everyone moving out of bed, off to the zoo we went! I honestly cannot recall the last time we were at the zoo and am thinking it's been at least over ten years ago. Most of the kids loved the big cats - leopards, jaguars, cheetahs, lions. Others liked the sea lions, giraffes, and polar bears. The very littlest of our outing became so animated every time we passed by the elephants. Then there is the very oldest who should have been raised on a farm as he loved carrying around chickens when he was young and whose favorite place in the zoo seems to be the goat petting yard. It was quite funny to see that as fast as kids were feeding those goats food pellets, there were pellets coming out of the other end just as quickly. We had a hard time with the grandangel who would pick up pellets off the ground thinking they were food pellets for the goats!

As we walked from area to area and saw the huge variety of critters in all sizes, shapes, textures, smells, and colors, there was once again that amazement of God's creativity in creation. The realization of all the intimate details of every single living individual creature that has come from God's Hand. Our human minds cannot even comprehend the magnitude of it all. And what a cool follow-up we had this morning in worship as the sermon was on my favorite passage of Scripture - Psalm 139. God knows EVERYTHING for He is the Creator. Every intimate detail about us....He knows!....the good, the bad, and the ugly....and still His love for us is unchanging and greater than we can comprehend! How cool is that?! :-)

May you, too, soak in His love for you as you are a special creation of His!

Tammy ~@~

P.S. And a very happy birthday to someone who was specially created by His hand on this day! You are a blessing to me and I thank God for your friendship :-)

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