Quick vacation update: Yesterday we went to Homosassa Springs, to a very cool park where they had LOTS of birds (beautiful flamingos and lots of pelicans, herons, ibis) animals, alligators, a 50 year old hippo (yes, 50 years old!!) named Lucifer (nice, right? Mercifully they call it Lu) and manatees.
When we first saw the manatees in the river they looked like giant rocks. Part of their backs were sticking up out of the water, and they weren't moving. Then one of them flipped its tail a bit, so we knew they WERE real! You can go into this underwater "room" for lack of a better term, and watch the fish swim all around you. It's pretty cool. Sometimes the manatee come over there too.
We got our own little manatee show...there was one manatee in a round tank separated from the river. We all kind of gathered around to take a look, and it started swimming around and around. Then it started rolling over and over while it was swimming around the tank. It was awesome! So graceful, yet SO crazy-scary-huge! Bizarre.
Today we go to the fish hatchery, and tomorrow we are off to Sebastian to start fishin'!
I saw this poem on Pam's blog...it's amazing.
Think about it while you're reading it....live your life with no regrets. Take time out for your family. Listen to the Lord. None of us is guaranteed one single day more. Live today like it's the only one that counts. Love deeply. Forgive easily. Have FUN! Don't worry so much about tomorrow...it will take care of itself!
His Plan For Me
When I stand at the Judgment Seat of Christ
And He shows His plan for me,
The plan of my life as it might have been Had He had His way -
And I see How I blocked Him here,
And checked Him there,
And I would not yield my will,
Will there be grief in my Savior's eyes?
Grief though He loves me still?
Would He have me rich and I stand there poor,
Stripped of all but His grace,
While memory runs like a hunted thing,
Down the paths I cannot retrace Lord?
Of the years that are left to me I give them to Thy hand
Take me and break me and mold me,
To the pattern that Thou hast planned!