Wow! Thank you so much for your many comments yesterday. It made my day to read through them all. Really, it did. What an awesome privilege it is when God entrusts us with a child. We are praising God for this new little life and are so excited for Levi to be a big brother. Thank you for rejoicing with us! I will keep you posted along the way…of course!
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Levi has a deep love for cows. When he sees a cow, he moos. When you ask him where the cows are, he points and moos. When we read about cows, he moos at every cow picture.
Anytime we visit the farm, Levi will leap out of my arms to the first person who will take him straight to the cattle pens. The farm is this little boys dream world.
Joel got in a shipment of cattle last week and he told me to bring Levi to the farm so that he could watch them work the new calves. Basically working cattle means giving each new calf an ear tag and shots (that is a simple farmer’s wife explanation).
Levi got out of the car and started mooing immediately. He loved watching the cows…and his daddy too.
He had a front row seat as each calf came out of the shoot. He thought it was pretty great…for about five minutes.
And then he spotted his daddy’s four wheeler parked nearby. He left the cows and walked directly to it. I set him on the seat thinking that would keep him content for awhile.
It did until he realized that he couldn’t make it go. And that his mama doesn’t ride four wheelers like his daddy does. Bummer.
And then the uncontrollable tears came. A fit like I have never seem from him before.
And he never recovered. I tried to distract him with the cows, but he kept walking back to the four wheeler…pointing and crying. And we finally had to just go home. With no four wheeler ride.
Contentment is so hard…for all of us!