Nothing but cows, frogs & fish

What would you want to do after spending three weeks in a hospital, where it is never quiet and you are out of control of even your basic privacy?

Of course, after his liver transplant surgery all my boy wanted to do was go fishing in our farm pond in the middle of the pasture, where for a mile in any direction there is no sign of civilization. The only sounds you can hear are frogs, cows and cicadas.

He caught like 8 large mouth bass in a very short time! Then the cows made their way over to us for their evening drink in the pond and visited for awhile. After thoroughly licking our vehicle and sniffing and bothering Roo the cowdog, they made their way to their evening quarters where they began to bed down for the night as the sun set.
Tyler and I fished until dark as the fish were biting well and the quiet was just too beautiful to ignore. Having been raised in the country, Tyler isn't used to not being able to see the stars at night, or to the constant lights of the city. He doesn't value the sounds of the city and prefers the quiet of the ranch.
As we relaxed in lawn chairs and the sun moved to the horizon, the coyotes began their calling to each other. It was a perfect evening, shared with my boy. Times like these have become even more precious in our lives since his recent bout with liver disease and transplant. We have always enjoyed the quiet of the evening at a farm pond, but it is even more important after the month we have had.

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  1. I'm so glad he is doing better and is able to be at home!

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    1. Thanks, Anna! He is even doing some jobs on the ranch. I think he is tired of sitting in the house--daytime television programming is really pretty crappy on the whole!

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  2. Near catastrophes have a way of realigning our vision of life. So thankful that all is well. Praise God.

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    1. Thanks!! He is really a miracle! It is great to have my son back--I hadn't really realized how quiet he had gotten when he was sick. Now, he rarely stops talking and goofing off!

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  4. We are so glad your son is doing so good, God is so good to us. we will be praying for him and your family.

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    1. Thank you so much! The prayers have really helped!

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  5. That Boy has a special Place in our harts. The only thing better would be fishing in South Ga. And picking Cotton And Peanuts. Our Prayers are going up. Morgan & Cindy

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