At Osage Creek near the Dairy Farm.
As I watched the cow coax the young calf out into the stream...it occurred to me that raising the young...whether animal or human is often about leading by example. She was at first nudging the calf to the water but it refused to take the hint so she ventured into the stream and then waited until her young calf slowly ...cautiously waded out to her. Once that was accomplished...the moved on together, the calf often bolting away from the protection of mom until it had realized what it had done and then just as quickly bolted back to maternal protection. I could have said the same words only replacing calf with child and cow with mom...the scenario would still be the same.
It served as a reminder to me that our children often watch us from a distance...mimicking our actions and examples. Let's hope the examples we provide deserve to be followed.
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