Saturday, July 15, 2006
For a year now I have been working a crazy schedule at the hospital. Working a 12 hour shift is hard enough but try working 12 hour nights & days all in the same week! My poor body has not known when to get up or lie down. I worked my last night shift Thursday night so when I got off yesterday morning....well I was hi-five-ing right by myself all the way to my car!! (YES!) My niece has just graduated from nursing school and has started orientation at the same hospital and will be working on my floor. I had the privilege to introduce her to a few people in the hospital yesterday morning. Many of them I know will take her under their wing. I am so grateful! So after a long night I headed home to snuggle under the covers in my big bed and get my last day-time snooze. At noon the phone interupted my slumber but I was in too much of a stupor to answer it in time. So after gathering my wits I went into the living room to check the machine. As I was standing there I was looking out my back door. I could see two big 'Things" moving around the pond but could not focus without my glasses on. My camera was on the coffee table so I used it to zoom in on the "Things". It was two beautiful deer in full velvet! A 4 point and and I think an 8 point buck drinking from our pond and feeding on the green grass and trees around it. I was tickled to see them so close. I called my husband on the phone while watching them. It has been so dry here that my husband believes they must have been attracted to the water. I think God just knew how much I would enjoy seeing them so HE decided to send them over. It was a nice compliment to ending the night shift! You know God is so good to me. I have so many things to be thankful for. Now I will get to enjoy every night again with my husband and only God knows how bad I hate to be away from him. Thank you Lord for your faithfulness to me and thank you for waking me up so I could see such a pretty site out my back door!!