Friday~~Finding Beauty 3/19/2010

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Walking Lamb 1

Friday~~Finding Beauty

How many times do you find yourself seeing something unique and smiling and walking or driving by?

Well, Monday, after an early day at work, the sun was still shining– all was GREAT with the world. (I have to admit that this “day light savings time” really kicked my butt for a couple of days… but I am enjoying driving home in the sunlight even if its close to 7pm)

Walking 3 RS

Back to Monday… I’m driving and humming a tune on the radio– when I see this woman WALKING a LAMB.

WHAT??

I slow a bit and smile and drive on. After I got passed them about 3 blocks, I said to myself… “Claudia if this isn’t a perfect example of Beauty– I don’t know what is.”  So I turned my car around and drove up near them and rolled the window down. I asked the woman if she minded me taking her picture.

She said, “Oh, by all means! It’s been a very rough couple days at our house and this is how I cope with stress.” I asked what was the matter? She said that the passed weekend they attended FFA (Future Farmers of America) and that this lambs mother had won first prize. I was “wow.. congrats!” She said, “well, yes good in a sense for the Blue Ribbon but we really had gotten close to the mother and now she is no longer with us. So much work and fun — you fall in love with them… they are part of the family… then you have to say good bye.  Everyone is sad  and this little baby lamb cries all the time for her mom.”

Lamb up close

I wished them well– thanked them for the shot– and started thinking… how many times do we spend in our lives do we prepare  for something wonderful and forget that there is also a down side? Or do we choose to not think about it?

Example– a dear friend of mine spent 6 months preparing for her youngest daughters wedding. They were so close and had such fun with all the preparations then the wedding came– everyone was so happy and it went off without a hitch — THEN the mom and dad had to say good bye to their daughter, not only to a young man that will hopefully take great care of her, but they are also moving thousands of miles away.  One of her saddest days a work, I asked how she was doing, and she told me that while all the preparations were such fun — some days she wished she hadn’t spent so much time getting closer because now it was so hard missing her. I gave her a hug– I know she would never really wished they hadn’t spent that BEAUTIFUL time together… but sometimes life is hard.

Beauty comes in all forms — how are you celebrating it today?

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TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

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March 18, 2010 at 8:30 am | Fridays Finding Beauty | 17 comments

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17 responses to “Friday~~Finding Beauty 3/19/2010”

  1. Molly says:

    How true it is that sometimes we are having so much fun doing something, we forget the pain that will be coming down the road. Our neighbors’ 3 kids all were member of the FFA and they went though this every year x3.
    But the sadness makes the good times even sweeter.
    Molly

  2. Hello Claudia
    I’ve accepted your invitation to join you for ‘Finding Beauty’ . 
    What a wonderful post you have about the baby lamb; that lady is so kind.
    Have a great weekend.
    Judith

  3. Pam says:

    Oh that is funny…so sweet.  I’m glad you went back.  True about the good and the bad.   I am so excited.   I may have a new beauty to post soon…may wait until next week to do it all justice but we’ll see.  Hope your weekend is grand.

  4. hi Claudia,

    What priceless pictures! You are right, this is just not something you see everyday!!

    Have a wonderful day!

  5. Sistertex says:

    This really is something I’ve not seen before. Pretty cute! Good one for Spring/Easter season as well. Thanks!

  6. Deborah says:

    Claudia,
    Very sweet post. The story about the lamb’s mother and your friend planning her daughter’s wedding ring all too true too often. People get lost in the planning, about the destination and forget the journey; where they are right now.
    Also, please link back to the postcard exchange!
    Thank you for your post. Wishing you a beautiful day.
    Deborah

  7. Nancy says:

    So true, so poignant!  I always need to plan for something else to ease the letdown after a big event.  I love your lamb story and the pictures are adorable.  Perfectly beautiful.  Have a wonderful Friday…xoxo Nancy

  8. Delightful post.  I’m glad you went back to take the photo and took time to talk to the woman then share her story.  Lovely reminder for all of us.
    Hugs and blessings,

  9. Sue says:

    Claudia, How poignant your stories were. So often there can be a slight downside to even the best of  things. Life has its checks and balances, I guess. Stop by- I’m having a giveaway for my followers.  hugs, Sue

  10. DeniseMarie says:

    Mary had a little lamb…

    what a fun and unexpected sight.

  11. Claudia,
    I joined Finding Beauty this week but…he he he…my picture isn’t of an everyday thing for me…it’ about picking up our wedding bands!!!  Can’t believe I am getting married to my best friend!!!  Thanks for the opportunity to share something that represents so much beauty in my life!!!  Love ya’ sweetie!!

  12. angie says:

    that is so funny to me but super cute

  13. Porch Days says:

    Very touching story about the lamb. You did the right thing to go back for the picture and the story. So often I pass on by and I keep remembering the lost opportunity for a great shot.

  14. Hi Claudia,
    I’m surfing the web tonight and stopped by for a visit. Your blog always makes me think or smile:) What a sight to see and being a good blogger you had your camera! Have a good weekend.
    Cathy

  15. DeniseMarie says:

    You must be talking about my profile pic.  I was on my way and almost to the hairdresser to get 10 inches cut off!!  I think I was terrified.  lol 

    I’ll try to change it.  I was just thinking the same thing.

  16. Hanh Nguyen says:

    Dear Claudia,
    How are you? I like all your pictures. They looked nice.

    Hanh Nguyen

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