Mother’s Day Weather Forecast: Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Cattle

May 10, 2009 | 10 comments

We were two mothers, eating breakfast on a cool May morning.

I ate Rice Krispies; she feasted on my landscaping.

There, outside the kitchen window, a 1,200 pound mama cow grazed at a buffet of my spring flowers.


The neighbor’s cow had escaped through a hole in the fence, and wandered in search of greener pastures, which she found in our yard. Thankfully, the cow was quickly corraled and returned home after I put up a courageous fight frantic cry for help.

On this Mother’s Day, may you find the greenest pastures right out your own front door. Enjoy your day (but don’t eat the daylilies).

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Today, I am grateful for the many mothers in my life — including women who never had physical children but spiritually nurtured the children of others.

A special thank you to my mom and mother-in-law. They watched Scott and I sneak through the fence toward faraway pastures, then welcomed us back when we realized the pastures closest to home were among the very best.

by | May 10, 2009 | 10 comments

10 Comments

  1. Freedom in the Dance

    What an awesome view you have!!!
    I honestly believe there is no greater calling than to be a mother, whether it’s to children one gives birth to or to our spiritual babies!
    …and oh, thank God for our love who gave us the opportunity to be a mom! Don’tcha just love ’em ;o)

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  2. Alleluiabelle

    What a mama cow that was, WOW!

    Happy Mother’s Day Jennifer. You are a beautiful mom inside and out.

    Love you,
    Alleluiabelle

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  3. Steph

    Happy Mother’s Day! – Great post – loved the greener pastures part!

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  4. LisaShaw

    Thank you for sharing with us and have a Happy Mother’s Day dear sister.

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  5. marilyn moser

    Love this post Jennifer! I too have seen cows wandering around my front lawn and just have to laugh! You are such a gifted writer and I hope you continue to share your inspirational messages as I enjoy them so much!
    Hugs,
    Marilyn

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  6. elaine @ peace for the journey

    I thought of you and your pigs this week. My son (home from college) secured immediate employment at a famous/local “pit-barbeque” eatery. He’s been throwing pig in the pit all week and has the soiled clothes to prove it. Kind of gross when thinking about it, but the pay is decent; he hates it, but I think this will give him a greater appreciation for his college investment!

    Happy Mother’s Day and week ahead.

    peace~elaine

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  7. Jennifer

    Happy Mother’s Day (belated) to each of you as well.

    Thankfully, I had a cattle-free Sunday. No cows roaming the lawn …

    Marilyn — Yes, I’m sure you’ve had a few lumbering beasts in your yard, too. You know how shocking that can be. 🙂

    Elaine — I believe we share a love for the “other white meat”, pork. 🙂 … I love it. I hope business is going well at the BBQ. And enjoy the summer with your son.

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  8. Monica

    Hope you had a beautiful Mother’s day!!! Your post is so true~ Trying to see the green in my grass!

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  9. Michele Williams

    wow! I had to chuckle… Back in 1983 I wanted a little shitzu dog. Upon seeing the price for one, my hubby said, we could get 2 bull calves and I will not have to pay someone to mow our 2 1/2 acrers anymore… and so… MY mother’s day present was 2 bull calves!!! We had them for 2 years and it was an awesome experience! God taught us some valuable lessons those 2 years too! He is so faithful… he continues to teach us every day!

    Nice to meet you… I will write something soon about why I blog.

    Great blog!

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