I love Daughtry’s new song.
As a matter of fact, it was raining all weekend long, and it’s finally feeling like fall today. YAY! no more 90-degree weather. I hope.
But I was still able to get some pretty pictures.
And I have decided to take up running. Long story short, I’d been thinking about it, but what cinched it was that a certain friend of mine told me I probably couldn’t have handled this obstical course/race event he did about a week ago.
Never tell me I can’t.
Though he can’t credit himself as the reason, that will be part of the icing on this cake. haha 🙂
Xander had the surgery this morning. He came through fine, was particularly groggy, and he came home around 6pm tonight and has been sleeping ever since. It’s hard seeing him this way, but he’s a fighter and he’ll be back to his old antics soon, without a doubt.
An interesting thought occured to me after we brought him home, though. All my parents and I have been hearing is how it’s more traumatic for us for him to lose his leg than it is for him. He’s definitely had no fun through all this experience, except maybe for really letting the vet have it, but he doesn’t go through the emotional suffering like people do.
I think it’s that way with God. In the bible, we’re compared a lot with sheep and vines. And human beings have a greater range of feelings and emotions than a vine or a sheep does. At least that’s what I believe. Since we have those abilities, we can experience suffering that a sheep could never imagine. We can feel things that a vine would never comprehend. So isn’t it logical that a God so great and so awesome and so powerful, who created the universe and everything in it would also have a greater range of ways to experience feelings, emotions, and pain?
Watching Xander go through the amputation, we’re sad because we feel empathy and greif for what he’s going through, even though he probably doesn’t understand fully the gravity that we see it to. And I just think that God is that way with us. He sees us sinning every day and he greives for us. He sees every little thing that happens to us every day, every person that cuts you off in traffic and every bit of bad news you get. And he feels it. He feels every little nanometer of emotion and feeling within you. And I believe that when we’re really broken up and sad, he’s crying. Not just sniffles and a stray tear here and there. Bawling his eyes out because he doesn’t want to see his treasured and precious creation feel any trace of pain.
And the same goes for the happy things that happen to us in life. He is not an unfeeling God. Quite the opposite.
I was tagged by curious girl in this little photo game dealio:
This picture was taken probably about a year ago in the spring. I was laying on the trampoline and I noticed how beautiful the tree looked above me, so I started taking pictures of it.
I’m skipping the tag 5 people thing, mostly because I’m lazy. Haha, comment if you participate!
Love of the day: Trees. Anytime I see a gorgeous looking tree, I practically drool and must take a picture or two.
I was looking at pictures I took at this time last year this afternoon, this being one of them. I love how ivy looks. 🙂
Today has been uneventful. I woke up to a perfect blue sky and bare tree branches scraggling across it. When did they get bare like that? It always shocks me every year when all the leaves are gone. Kind of like when you’re 5 years old and you can’t wait until your feet touch the floor when you’re sitting in church… then you realize one day they are touching the floor and you didn’t even notice when it happened.
See? Cool pictures come out of letdown rainy days. 😉
Rain isn’t so bad.
I’ve been listening to some of my old tunes lately… Mat Kearney is da bomb. 😉
It’s starting to get chilly in my southern state, visions of golden leaves and snuggly hoodies are dancing in my head. (only to vanish next week… the forecast is in the 80’s. sigh.) I *cannot* wait until the cold weather finally hits. I tried my best not to complain about the hot during summer, but last night I had finally had it… it’s too stinkin’ hot!! Only about another month, though, and it should be cooling down. I hope.