Obviously doing this kind of work gives ample opportunity for the mind to think and the heart to pray. So I do plenty of both this day. One of the first things I think about is "the Marine" who is a world away in Afghanistan. He's only been there about a month but already his vehicle has been hit by enemy fire. The next day he is riding in a convoy when the vehicle directly BEHIND his is hit by an IED. (Yes, his vehicle passed right over it! Those angels were doing their job ! !) We are grateful to God that neither he nor anyone else were hurt in these incidents! ! Not only is he a world away geographically but also culturally. He is now immersed in a culture of war in a country that has known nothing but war for decades. The irony is not lost on me. While I work in one of the most bucolic scenes imaginable, he is taking enemy fire. While I work on the farm he works at war, so that I can continue to farm in peace. Thanks for laying it all on the line Buddy. Mom and I (and many others) will keep praying ! SEMPER FI ! ! !
All the best to you and your family. Happy Gardening! !