Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Oh, to be a cat...

While photographing my friend's precious little baby I snapped some shots of their cat. It has been years since I have gotten to enjoy the company of a feline as Stace is very allergic to these fascinating animals. As I got to watching him I realized that cats really do have a pretty cool existence!

They are aloof when they choose to be and no one is critical...it is just their "cat" personality. They can be playful and people sit back and "ohh and ahhh" at how cute they are being.

They can jump on furniture in a single bound, laze in the sun and eat when they please. They have a built in bathing system, choose to talk when they want and demand affection on their terms.
Oh to be a cat!

Unfortunately as people we are not afforded these luxuries. If I tried to be aloof I would be called a bad word beginning with "B" and ending itch. When I am playful people think I have lost some of my marbles or think I have gone crazy...finally! If I jumped on the furniture in a single bound I would probably break something - either the sofa or my leg! I am not allowed to laze in the sun - as I am too busy dealing with life! If I started to lick my self in an effort to bathe I would surely be locked up in a mental hospital! I do not have the luxury of deciding when to talk to people or demand affection on my terms...therefore I am definitely NOT a cat!

At any rate I enjoyed watching his cat behavior and had an appreciation for how God made him and his feline counterparts. I think that my kids are very often cat like and wish that they could meow instead of yell and fight!

It is Spring Break - Trenton is enjoying a visit to his Uncle's house and being with his cousins. We have loved the beautiful weather and have enjoyed new friendships. We were treated to dinner by Gary and Jamie last night and met all their kids. I am thankful for the Lord's blessings by providing new people in our lives and making new friendships. To me this is one of the things I cherish most about this whole experience...the friendships and relationships that we have made and old friends that we have re-connected with.

I am off to enjoy the day - be productive - then have a bit of fun with my little guys. You have to enjoy each minute as it comes, deal with each day and find the rays of sunshine each step of the way!

Blessings to you!