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Monday, March 29, 2010

Prayers for Baby Ayla - Update

Yesterday morning - I sent out a prayer request for one of the girls I keep up with.  What would some of us do without Blog Lists - especially Jessika?!

If you’ve ever had the experience - it’s like riding B.A.R.T. - in the Bay Area of California - to get from Pleasanton to San Leandro.  Each morning - many bloggers wake up to a cup of coffee and sitting down to enjoy reading the daily postings from fellow bloggers.  Only - with everyone having their own schedules - which vary in ways that have their own leavenings and spice - I find myself going back and forth to my list to see who else has accomplished hitting that “ Publish “ button.

Seems like only minutes separated Jessika’s two postings for yesterday morning.     I’d enjoyed reading the first one - only to come back to see if there was a fourth ready from someone else  - when I was surprised by finding her second posting - with an absolutely alarming plea.

Knowing the recent trouble she’s had with one of the many heifers that have calved - so far this year - my first thought was possible disappointment that something had reversed into total mayhem or seriousness with that situation.  And believe me - it was a situation - unique enough that there are many women I know whom would not have such courage.  It takes a lot of courage to have a heifer giving birth for the first time - practically beating the hell out of you on a daily basis - with her hooves - not understanding that you are simply trying to show her how to nurse her baby - and participate in this new - and normal - experience of - milking.

This on top of other chores - other animals - more fur babies being born - having a husband - five children - and one toddler with Type 1 Diabetes.

There’s more to the story behind this woman and the commitment of her heart - soul - and efforts that she stitches into her daily life.  And that’s why the reason for compounded concern - even ten times more - when her 3 year old baby girl with Type 1 Diabetes ends up in danger - and the world must stop while she is rushed to the hospital.

Mind you - they live out in the country - with a serious drive to town.

So many times - I feel like folks in my immediate circle take it personal if they do not hear from me - or - don't understand when I seem to have dropped off the face of the earth - or - become totally detached from the world.

The truth is - committing to moving out of the city and way out into the country can be like moving to another planet.  With living in the country and developing the intended self-sustainable existence comes great responsibility for the care of animals and more.

The job can eat all of your time - and at times - rob you of precious hours meant for sleep.

When you have livestock - you cannot find babysitters.  And you cannot leave them unattended overnight.  It's far from having children.

Such existence is approaching in my life - very, very soon.

There was an eleven hour spread between the post requesting prayers and the posting with an update of Jessika's terrible situation - which came late last night.

Besides reading the update found here - I ask you to take time going back into Jessika’s previous posts.  I promise you - a moment will come when you realize you’ve been shaking your head without even knowing.  And you’ll be asking yourself - “ How in the world does she do all this ? “

I will give you the answer right here.

It’s Love - inside the Heart of a woman.


I could listen to this man sing this song all day long! Only He would understand that one. How long has it been since this one came out? Hmmm... seems like it was only last week. Sounds like it - anyway!

1 comment:

Tammy Renee' Cupp said...

Jessika is awesome. What a nice post you wrote.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Prayers for Baby Ayla - Update

Yesterday morning - I sent out a prayer request for one of the girls I keep up with.  What would some of us do without Blog Lists - especially Jessika?!

If you’ve ever had the experience - it’s like riding B.A.R.T. - in the Bay Area of California - to get from Pleasanton to San Leandro.  Each morning - many bloggers wake up to a cup of coffee and sitting down to enjoy reading the daily postings from fellow bloggers.  Only - with everyone having their own schedules - which vary in ways that have their own leavenings and spice - I find myself going back and forth to my list to see who else has accomplished hitting that “ Publish “ button.

Seems like only minutes separated Jessika’s two postings for yesterday morning.     I’d enjoyed reading the first one - only to come back to see if there was a fourth ready from someone else  - when I was surprised by finding her second posting - with an absolutely alarming plea.

Knowing the recent trouble she’s had with one of the many heifers that have calved - so far this year - my first thought was possible disappointment that something had reversed into total mayhem or seriousness with that situation.  And believe me - it was a situation - unique enough that there are many women I know whom would not have such courage.  It takes a lot of courage to have a heifer giving birth for the first time - practically beating the hell out of you on a daily basis - with her hooves - not understanding that you are simply trying to show her how to nurse her baby - and participate in this new - and normal - experience of - milking.

This on top of other chores - other animals - more fur babies being born - having a husband - five children - and one toddler with Type 1 Diabetes.

There’s more to the story behind this woman and the commitment of her heart - soul - and efforts that she stitches into her daily life.  And that’s why the reason for compounded concern - even ten times more - when her 3 year old baby girl with Type 1 Diabetes ends up in danger - and the world must stop while she is rushed to the hospital.

Mind you - they live out in the country - with a serious drive to town.

So many times - I feel like folks in my immediate circle take it personal if they do not hear from me - or - don't understand when I seem to have dropped off the face of the earth - or - become totally detached from the world.

The truth is - committing to moving out of the city and way out into the country can be like moving to another planet.  With living in the country and developing the intended self-sustainable existence comes great responsibility for the care of animals and more.

The job can eat all of your time - and at times - rob you of precious hours meant for sleep.

When you have livestock - you cannot find babysitters.  And you cannot leave them unattended overnight.  It's far from having children.

Such existence is approaching in my life - very, very soon.

There was an eleven hour spread between the post requesting prayers and the posting with an update of Jessika's terrible situation - which came late last night.

Besides reading the update found here - I ask you to take time going back into Jessika’s previous posts.  I promise you - a moment will come when you realize you’ve been shaking your head without even knowing.  And you’ll be asking yourself - “ How in the world does she do all this ? “

I will give you the answer right here.

It’s Love - inside the Heart of a woman.


I could listen to this man sing this song all day long! Only He would understand that one. How long has it been since this one came out? Hmmm... seems like it was only last week. Sounds like it - anyway!

1 comment:

Tammy Renee' Cupp said...

Jessika is awesome. What a nice post you wrote.