This is Sundance, one of my son’s alpacas. The little one, with her head on Sundance’s back, is Star Sundance’s last cria (picture taken 2 years ago). My son and his spouse called the vet because she was not feeling well, the vet said it would be kinder to let her go, there wasn’t much he could do to help her and she was suffering, so they let the vet put her down. She was 17 and had lived a good life. My son and his spouse are very sad at her loss, they look at them as pets, I know Heavenly Father is taking good care of her, He loves all of his creations. She was in the first flock he bought when he started to raise alpaca. She was very sweet and had a wonderful fleece. If I am correct she was a show alpaca back in the day (most of those in his first flock were).
This is the Yoga with the Alpaca on the Alpaca Farm Days picture that was on Sunday morning. My son-in-law was kind enough to send me one he had taken. It’s fun for everyone including the Alpaca, I think some of them were figuring out how to join in with the yoga and others were enjoying a snack!
The picture on the right is a large beautiful tree showing it fall foliage. The colors on my phone were so vibrant, however my computer screen doesn’t do it justice, hope your colors show up better than my computer. I love fall, but would love it better if it didn’t mean winter is right around the corner, sigh. Winter is when I dream of living in Hawaii or Florida. They are both very expensive, they both have sharks and they both experience hurricanes, but Hawaii doesn’t have large snakes or alligators, tho they do have volcanoes. Choices, choices, choice. Maybe the very cold weather and snow isn’t quite as bad as I thought, though I still don’t like it :P.
Some friends asked me to give several of my favorite quotes from General Conference. But giving several favorite quotes from General Conference was hard because there are so many, and to give several would make this too long of a post, so I will just do one in this blog post.
This was from the 2nd councilor in the Relief Society General Presidency (Women’s organization in our church), Sister Kristin M Yee in the 2nd session on Saturday, (I’m linking the talk in her name, it was so spiritually powerful, I hope you will go listen to it) “To all who are brokenhearted, captive, bruised, and perhaps blinded by hurt or sin, He offers healing, recovery, and deliverance. I testify that that healing and recovery He offers is real. The timing of that healing is individual, and we cannot judge another’s timing. It is important to allow ourselves the necessary time to heal and to be kind to ourselves in the process. The Savior is ever merciful and attentive and stands ready to provide the succor we need.”
We have all felt this way and I was particularly taken by her words that the Savior “stands by ready to provide”, it’s reminding us we need to do something, we need turn to Him and ask for the hope and healing he offers so He may give it to us. May the Lord be with you and bless you according to your needs. Have a great day all!!
I love General Conference Weekend. It’s in April and Oct every year. It’s listening to wonderful spiritual talks by our Prophet and Apostles and other leaders of our Church. The peace and council ground us and remind us of how much our Heavenly Father and his Son Jesus Christ love us all. We are all brothers and sisters and knowing that helps in a sometimes chaotic world. We are here learning lessons of forgiving and serving others like our Savior did so that we can learn to be like him, not always an easy task, but necessary.
Hope you will join in listening to this General Conference. If you miss any of them and want to go back and listen they will be on the Church’s website. https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org Today they are central time 11am to 1pm and 3pm to 5pm, the same times tomorrow (Sunday.)
Wishing you much peace and may we ever be grounded in the Lord.