I have now learned that when my instincts speak, I listen... I wish I had learned to do this sooner.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Conversation With the Sheepfarmer : Motherhood


 Scene: This morning when releasing a ewe from her box to join the rest of the mamas and lambs in the sheepbarn: 

Me: "I can't believe this Mama who was so violently opposed to being in the box and having to be  'constrained' just to feed her lamb a week ago, is NOW a tender, doting mama” already joining the others.                                                                                                              

Sheepfarmer: "The ones that have such a hard time in the beginning usually turn out to be the best mamas. The total dislike comes from being overwhelmed and lacking confidence. When we keep her in close quarters to love and care for her AND teach her how to care for her baby, she allows herself to then become overwhelmed by love. Passion.”   

It is called loving fiercely.

THIS from a guy who never had children.

15 comments:

  1. What a beautiful post and it must be one of the most gratifying parts of the job.
    Such tender words from your husband too. XXXX

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    1. Yes, our conversations are oftentimes quite eye opening for me :-)

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  2. I so wish I could have a bunch of sheep!I know I would LOVE everything about it!THose are loving words from a loving husband………..beautiful!

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    1. He is indeed the salt of the earth and I am privileged to have met him :-)

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  3. Amazing grace..i love ypur pictures too

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  4. The pictures are so great! Your husband sounds like a very wise man!

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  5. So true with much of life. Your wisdom gives strength.
    Mia needs more prayers. xoxo
    Mary

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  6. Welcome baaaack! So good to read you again...love the pictures,

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  7. Motherhood. Mysterious indeed. And yes, good to read you again.

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  8. It IS good to read you again. It's been too long!

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  9. Missing you and hoping that all is well. Sending love.
    xoxo Mary

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  10. Gratulations and all the best for both of you. I have been worried but nothing was wrong !! In the contrary ! Love from EM in Denmark

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