Oh Deer!

Yesterday, as I was walking up Indian Creek, I was thinking about how very much St. Margaret loved the woods, the streams, and the deer. She loved to worship God by streams of water and so do I. I love seeing a deer when I walk, but I knew in my heart that wasn’t going to happen. As I was coming down, I noticed some movement down in the water. At this point in my walk, Indian Creek is far from the path. I stopped and saw that a large deer was crossing the water. I couldn’t believe my eyes and thanked God for allowing me to see this beautiful creature if only for a moment.

He must have smiled knowing what He had in store for me. Thank God, I got out my phone and proceeded very quietly just in case I might see the deer again. In a few moments, I saw two deer grazing by the other side of the creek. I couldn’t believe my luck; again, God must have been chuckling by know. Like a kid opening a present, I was unaware of how very special this gift was going to be. 

I took a photo and a video and turned off my phone to simply watch. The two deer were startled by something to the left, so I watched closely wondering what was coming. What happened next was beyond anything I could have imagined. Five deer came into view, and they all started running around in circles as if they were dancing or playing a game of tag. I got out my phone and started recording. The sun was in my eyes, so I had no idea if I was actually recording any of this beautiful show. When I got home, I was thrilled to see that even with their dark winter coats, I captured the moment.

I am still in awe of how God turns thoughts into a beautiful moments. I thanked Him over and over, but He simply reminded me that He is always showing me amazing things; I’m just not always paying attention 😉 

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