I really have nothing special to post about today. It's a regular winter day with feeding chores and meals to prepare and cleaning up and keeping warm. I went feeding with my newest DIL this morning. I'm going to have to start putting special love-names on my DILs because now I have two of them and I hope that someday down the road, I'll have two more. Anyway, we girls fed the cows and the sheep together and it was refreshing to me to see my new-to-ranching daughter-in-love learn to appreciate this place in all of its truth. Ranching is not something you learn over night. It's not something a person may even like at first. There are a lot of stinky smells. There are beautiful births and untimely deaths. There are biting-cold winter days and sweltering-hot summers and drought. There is springtime beauty and tragic fall fires. I've always said that this is a country of extremes. If a person can accept it for what it is in its simplicity, in its life-and-deathness, in its harshness and in its gentleness, you grow to love it. All of it. It's good for me to see it again through new eyes as I once did as a new bride coming to the country, fresh to ranch life.
Day by Day? These few verses are how I really want to live, and I kinda think my world here on the ranch gives me a good chance to do it because I see Him in every single thing, and it makes my heart sing, sing praise to Him who made it and gave it to us. Do you see Him in your corner of the world too?
Day by day, day by day,
Oh, dear Lord, three things I pray:
To see Thee more clearly,
Love Thee more dearly,
Follow Thee more nearly day by day.