I hope this finds everyone well. All is fine with me.
I don’t know how many of you, or if any of you, have been watch April the giraffe and her
pregnancy. I have been. Addicted to it. I have been watching it for about two months. Last
Saturday when she went into labor, Ronnie woke me up and said, “Get up. Hoofs are showing.” I haven’t jumped out of bed so fast. I sat on the couch and watched as the beautiful animal gave birth to this little one.
I have continued to watch the little boy take its first steps, make friends with his dad (Oliver), and run around so happily. I’ve seen mamma April be the protective of her baby, even kicking the vet as he tried to make sure mamma was ok. As I’m typing this I have the live feed in the background.
You know when I had the girls, they were two months premature, they were placed in the NIC unit. I remember the first time I was able to go see them. Their skin was so thin. I could see every little artery and vein. I ran my hand along their chest and thought, “God made this. Every little vessel was created by Him.” How amazing is that. I was just, I can’t describe what I was. Happy, amazed, blessed, excited…… Full of so many emotions. But I remember thanking God as I looked at the two little ones he had blessed me with. That he had trusted me with. What an AMAZING God……
So you may ask, what in the world Bonnie does this have to do with April the giraffe and her little one. Well, lets think about this. What an AMAZING animal. So pretty, so unique, so TALL!!!!! This animal that God has created, just like he created us giving birth and knowing exactly what to do.
Genesis 1:24-25 says God created the animals, from the beasts of the earth to the creeping insects. God created April, Oliver, and their little one. Just like God created us. Just like He created Courtney and Kelsey.
When Kelsey passed, I had a dream about a week or so afterwards. I dreamt that Ronnie and I were in this field. The sky was red and clouds all around. Angels were all over the sky. This huge roar came. Then I looked, and there coming from the forest beyond the field were people, who in the dream I knew were people that had passed. Buffalo were running towards us. Bears and lions were also running toward us, But, they weren’t running in an aggressive way. The people that coming from the forest kept telling us to not be afraid of the animals.
I kept looking for Kelsey to come from the forest. I asked people and they kept telling me that she was coming. She was coming…..
I woke up before I saw Kelsey in that dream. But I learned a lot. I know that Kelsey and I will be together again. I also learned how kind the animals will be.
Soooooo, I can’t wait to be in Heaven with Kelsey, Mamma, and God. And I can’t wait to play with the giraffes and the lions, and the monkeys. Think about. They won’t be afraid of us, and we won’t be afraid of them.
Wouldn’t you like to hold a “wild” animal and it snuggle into you? I know I sure would. And watching April the giraffe and daddy Oliver and their little boy, just makes me even more excited to go Home. To Heaven. What wonderful life we will have.
You know, the animals go to Heaven also…
Ecclesiastes 3:19 - 20
Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath[a]; humans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless. (20) All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return
My prayer to each and every one of you as always is that you ask the Lord to come into your heart. That you have the relationship with him that I have. That we all meet in Heaven one day.”