Every morning on our way to work, and every afternoon on our way home, we pass a field of grazing goats. Usually they're quite a distance from the road so we've never paid too much attention to them. After all, herds of goats and cows are plentiful here in Texas. But one day last week the group was a bit closer to the road, and I noticed something unusual as we drove past. One of the goats was smaller, skinnier, and browner than the rest. Upon closer inspection, I realized it was a deer. The next day it was still there, grazing with the goats. And the next day. And the next. Hubby and I decided it must be an orphan, probably left all alone when its mother was hit by a car or met some other misfortune. We wondered if the owners of the goats found it and put it with the herd, or if it found its way there on its own. Either way, this group of goats had fully accepted the presence of an outsider, not one of their own. He doesn't look like them. He doesn't have the same goat-like personality. He is...different.
I hope our little deer eventually finds a group of his own kind to hang with someday. You know, so he can get married and have kids. But for now, God blessed him with a family of goats.
Makes you all warm and fuzzy inside, doesn't it?
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