Lesson of a Mama Cow

There are a lot of cattle in the area I live in and with something I see all the time I don’t really pay attention to them.  They are simply a part of the scenery.

Several days ago as I was driving past a pasture with cattle in it, I heard “Look at me”.  I slowed the car and there was a cow staring at me.  She had a roughly two month old bull calf nursing on her. I stopped the car and watched her and the calf.  The calf was butting his head against her udder so the milk would drop down.

She stood absolutely still while he nursed and she wanted me to know she likes her job raising this calf.  That she is really good at it.

I realized as I watched how patient she was, standing quietly, allowing the calf butt her to get his milk.  The look on her face was peaceful, content and patient.

The patience is what really grabbed me.  I was being shown through her, this is what patience looks like.   It was a very humbling moment to realize this mama cow has patience and I do not.

Patience is up.  Thank you mama cow for being there setting a lovely example for me to follow.  I have some work to do.

4 thoughts on “Lesson of a Mama Cow

  1. I work on patience all the time! What a great example in a picture perfect way of what the aspiration is.
    Love these posts Sandy! And love you too!

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