Recently, my family loaded up our crowded white van and took a trip to the zoo. It crossed my mind that perhaps I was bringing MY zoo to visit another zoo! Did we scare the animals? 😉
After a brief thunderstorm, we were left with beautiful, cool temperatures and no crowds! The flowers and landscaping were absolutely beautiful. All of the big cats and other animals were awake and moving around thanks to the pleasant weather.
I even managed to check something off of my 40 by 40 list—40 things I have to (try to) do before hitting the big 4-0 next year! Check out my 40 by 40 to know the significance of the Wild Somalian Asses. 😉
I am thankful for our day as a family. So often, we have kids going all different directions! This is a bittersweet blessing, of course. So much of being a parent is about letting go. On this day at the zoo, I savored holding my children tight.
“All mankind is grass, and all their glory like the flower of the field.
The grass withers, the flower wilts, when the breath of the LORD blows upon it.
Though the grass withers and the flower wilts, the word of our God stands forever.” Isaiah 40:6-8