This morning when I was looking for this goat picture, the story kept niggling in my mind.
I was wondering if it was from my own childhood or that of our sons? I'm fairly certain that it was from my own childhood and I'm sure I also read it to our sons. I looked the story up this morning and read it through, and was shocked at how gruesome it was.
Probably the version that I read as a child didn't talk about poking the trolls eyes out. Nevertheless, you can read it for yourself if you are interested.
Where are we going with this you ask. Last week I told you that I wanted to honour the memory of Monica's family by donating $1 for each item of thankfulness. I had fun looking in the Samaritans Purse Catalogue American site (I do enjoy shopping). (canadian site)
I was delighted to see that as of this morning there were 91 items of Thankfulness. What just added to the fun of giving was how the goat giving took off. We have a whole herd of goats that will be going to needy families.
Several commenter's left a comment saying that their family also would donate a goat and I had friends in church stop and tell me that they would give a goat. I had people privately delurk to me in emails and also tell me that their family would donate a goat.
This morning I will press the donate button and when I do I will thank the Lord for Monica and her willingness to share so freely her story of love, sadness, courage and healing.
What about the picture?
I smiled when I realized that I actually had a picture of me with two goats? What are the chances of that? When that picture was taken 40 some years ago, the Lord smiled and said to himself . .she'll be needng that. ( I have a very vivid imagination)
I believe it was taken on vacation. On the far left is my brother Bob, my Mom is behind me and to my right is my brother Gerry (have you read his G string story yet?)
He is the funny one in the family.
Have a wonderful day my friends. I'm off for my 30 minute walk.
Tomorrow I'll post the multigrain version of no knead bread. I made it, and it is just scrumptious.