Life Unexpected – Part VI… “Injustice”

(To go to the beginning of this story, please click here.) As humans, we naturally desire justice. When someone has committed a crime, we believe they should 'pay a penalty' according to their crime. When someone is caught lying, we believe they should confess the truth and come clean... When someone wrongs us, most of [...]

Advertisements

Life Unexpected – Part V… “Scapegoat”

(To go to the beginning of this story, please click here.) Two weeks before that Fateful Saturday in January, we had adopted a precious miniature goat. Since we had given our beloved Oberhasli dairy goats to a dear and trusted friend who was looking to grow her dairy, we felt that having a tiny sweet [...]

Life Unexpected – Part IV… “Like a Lamb to the Slaughter”

(To go to the beginning of this series, please click here...) Most people are not familiar with sheep.  Certainly, the Humane Society isn't...  I mean, have you ever heard of someone calling "animal control" because of incessant baa-ing, or a violent attack-lamb coming toward them? In the "horse and cattle country" of Colorado, even many [...]

Life Unexpected… “The Invasion”

The day of the invasion came like a sudden rush of fire and darkness.... My mother was going to be with me that day, to help me recover from the emergency D&C I had on Thursday after they discovered a dangerous grapefruit-sized tumor as well as the miscarried baby from December. That Thursday, I had [...]

Life Unexpected – Part II – “Innocence…”

I had been raised to respect police officers. In fact, my parents didn't let us even use the word 'cop' as a kid.  To this day, the word 'cop' feels like a forbidden swear word, a word that I know is probably acceptable, and yet the child in me feels like a risk-taker every time [...]