Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Little Down Time - Chapter 26

Sunday afternoon Don was not feeling well at all. I had planned to take Roman, the baby lamb out into the bluebonnets to get some pictures. As badly as Don felt, he really wanted to go with me. We gathered up the camera, tied a cute brass bell around Roman's neck with a light green ribbon and were off.

About 10 miles from our farm there is a small country road with a beautiful old church...with a stunning field of bluebonnets in front of it. The perfect and safe spot for our pictures!

Here we were able to let Roman loose. He was very timid at first.

He loves to play chase though, so when I started to run...

..he followed. We played chase for a long time..

..until my old body could not take it anymore.

We stopped to rest and had a picnic...well Roman did anyway!

Then, even though he did not feel well, Don could not just stand by without joining in the fun..

He started to jog back and forth..

..and as always, Roman followed, calling out to Don...whom might I add he thinks is his Mommy!

When we were walking back to the truck, Don reflected how Roman just revives his spirit.I just smiled as I nodded in agreement. He is a gift from God. That is for sure!


Cathy said...

Sooooooooo precious!!

{{Big Hugs}}


Cathy said...

I loved all the pictures! That is just such a beautiful field..I've never seen anything like that. Roman is adorable and I can see why he would make you both smile. We had a baby goat once we had to bottle feed and kept her in a pen by the backyard. Her name was lambie, go figure. The goat slept in a dog house and she was hysterical. My kids would jump up and down in circles and she would jump up on her dog house and start jumping and spinning. No we don't have goats right now and this is the longest we've gone without. My kids (no pun intended, LOL) are begging to get more. They are just so much fun to watch, especially when they are little.

{{Big Hugs}}


Helen said...

Hi Julie! Hi Don! What a magical place ... the church, the field of flowers and little Roman romping through it all. I sooooooo enjoyed your post today.

Susan said...

Wonderful post! I love the pictures of Roman romping in the field.
Hugs, Susan

Ginger said...

Julie, I really enjoyed seeing your pictures. The field is beautiful and Roman is just adorable. The one picture close up would make a perfect card.

bj said...

OMGosh...that is the cutest and sweetest little goat I've ever seen. I didn't know they were that cute. And, the field of flowers, the church, both you and Don...it all made for a fabulous post and I am sure it was a great day as well.
xo bj

Nina Diane said...

so first, glad Don could get out and enjoy himself. And that field...it's just beautiful. But I really just loved seeing Roman run or hopping or whatever that is. So cute......

Anonymous said...

Those pictures are beautiful. Two things playing together that you have loved and nurtured.

Debra said...

This post with the pictures of Roman really blessed me today.(For some tender reason it brings tears to my eyes) I too have been going through a life altering physical situation that has caused me to have to dramatically change my perspective on life. I can identify with you and your dear husband's journey. I had bypass surgery 6 years ago, with a recent "surprise" of more problems, that stem from a genetic form of coronary artery disease. It's traumatic to be in the prime of your life, when circumstances seem to hit you head on. God has been my daily refuge and sustainer. May God bless and lead you and your husband, and to know that He is our Healer and our loving Father. Roman romping in the bluebonnets reminded me of the scripture Malachi 4:2. Thanks for sharing your story and the great photos today. Roman is now the background on my computer. Hope that's OK. I'd love to meet that little sweetie in person.
Be blessed.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Julie! What beautiful pictures! It looks like a greeting card or painting!

I am so glad to hear that you had a nice, relaxing birthday dinner out! I know you both really need that.

It sounds like you have had some positive news lately too! I am so glad :) I pray that things stay going well and dont get worse. I have a strong feeling they will only get better!!

Love ya sweetie,

Gayla said...

Well, how adorable can one post be? Thanks so much. That looked like a "keeper" of a good day... Hugs... I'm so glad it was you two who had it@ Hugs.

Robyn said...

OMG! That is the sweetest thing I have ever seen! How sweet is that adoreable little cutie!

justabeachkat said...

Roman is adorable! That field of flowers is amazing!

I've spent some time tonight reading all your posts I've missed while I was on my trip. I hate that I missed your birthday. Happy Birthday sweet friend!


(still praying for Don...and you)

rae events said...

seriously that is the cutest thing ever. i have a soft spot for little lambs, but he is by far one of the most precious i've ever seen.

Lisa said...

I just spent a while relaxing at Equus Villa. What a great place to visit. I am a Texas girl who grew up in Arizona & California. Now we are enjoying the bluegrass of Ky. My husband's family were western saddlemakers in Texas and Az. I think he would enjoy stopping by too.
Have a great weekend.
Lisa Porter

racheld said...

I followed over from "Sweet Nothings," and am just captivated by the bluebonnet pictures of you two and Roman.

What a lovely day to spend in the sunshine. That particular experience is given to few, and I think it was especially meant for you.

My every good wish and prayer for continued good RESULTS to report!!

Lisa said...

What a sweet post! The little white church in the field of bluebonnets and your darling lamb just made my day.Thanks for sharing.
PS I'm praying for you and your husband.

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Roman is too cute skipping through all those flowers! My sister and I each had orphaned lambs as well while growing up and there is nothing sweeter! I'm so glad I found your blog, it's wonderful! We had our first foal last year and my faither-in-law used to raised pigmy goat and rabbits before that when my husband was young.