I was reading yesterday about how porcupines hurt even each other with their quills, except for a short time before mating season. During this time, they "may touch paws and even walk on their hind feet in the so-called 'dance of the porcupines'. Only God could have thought up two porcupines fox-trotting paw-to-paw, where no one but they and he will ever see."
I am thankful today for the special moments that God seems to have created for just Lee and me. I have tried to capture these moments on film, so others can experience them and so I will not forget, but it seems impossible to do. When he sees I am going to share him with another, he stops and looks at me so seriously. "Why are you doing that, Mom?" Reading about the porcupines and thinking about God's enjoyment of their dancing made me realize that He may have created these times for me to enjoy when I am feeling discouraged with my new job. They are to remind me that I would have missed this completely had I not taken this scary step out of the corporate world into the unknown world of Mothering.