I was driving to Rite Aid recently and noticed a couple of deer in the woods. I thought to myself, "I hope they are still there when I'm driving back." Now, I should tell you that there is a road going to the store, but on both sides of the street there are trees and woods all around. I saw 2 deer in my view driving back, so I pulled over to look. Then, all of a sudden, another sprang from the woods, then another, and another, until there were 7 of them! My heart was filled with joy. I have always thought it was a gift to see a deer, but to see 7!
Then, on Good Friday I was driving to the creek not far from my house. I like to be still on this day and think and pray, so I thought that the creek was a good place to do that. On the road ahead of me, I could see 3 deer crossing the street to get to the other the side of the road. I swiftly pulled over. I drove a bit and turned back around, and then pulled over to get a closer look. And as I was counting, I believe there was 7! I just gazed at them and felt incredibly thankful. The first time I didn't have my camera, but the second time I did, so I got a few pictures. It was hard to see them at first because they were hidden behind the brush,
but then I saw one in the clearing. Oh, it was a beauty, and it was a young one. While the others had their heads bent down, this one stood up straight the whole time and just stared at me.
I sat there for awhile in wonder, and was pleased that I have a home in the mountains now. I did say something to them as I was leaving.....