Okay, now I like bats.
March 5, 2012 | My Jottings
When my sister-in-law Christy saw my last blog post about the creepy, squeaky little bats on the roof of our vacation cabin, she said in the softest, most compassionate voice, “Oooh, I love bats!” And when she saw the dumbfounded look on my face, she pulled up a chair next to me at the computer and led me to a YouTube video about a bat.
This little baby bat was abandoned by his mother, then rescued and named Lil’ Drac (shudder), and as I watched the video with Christy, I was entranced.
You just have to see this:
And part 2:
I would have bet a lot of money that I would never get tears in my eyes over the plight of a bat. I would have lost that bet.
So, are those of you who weren’t fond of bats of a different opinion now? Or are you scoffing at this nutty bat propaganda?
I already knew how bats have an important job to do in the world, I just didn’t want to know very much about it, or have them squeaking within 100 yards of my dwelling.
Now my heart has cracked open a little bit toward bats.
I sometimes like to have deep conversations with friends about what God is doing in our lives.
Julie: So, friend, what is God doing in your life lately?
Friend: He is definitely helping me with my patience with my children, and increasing my desire to spend more time in prayer.
Julie: What a blessing!
Friend: So, Julie, what is God doing in your life lately?
Julie: He’s softening my heart toward bats.
Julie: Hey, don’t leave so quickly…where are you going????
And on an unrelated matter, here are the week’s seven things that have been donated as I give away 365 things during the year 2012:
Six excellent books and a soft throw/lap blanket.
Back to Lil’ Drac — what did you think after watching the videos?