Hatch

Hatch
It was so exciting to find the only Monarch egg that I’ve been able to find this season, hatching right before my eyes, so I quick put the camera on video to catch the moments. It’s quite interesting to watch this tiny, (almost invisible to the human eye) little caterpillar make it’s debute into a pretty rough and tumble world, where it’s got to bloom where it’s planted, so to speak, fighting off all sorts of predators and enemies before it will eventually find it’s wings. The Monarchs are scarce this year in many places, and the milkweed dry and diseased, so this was a precious find for a Monarch lover such as myself. This little one is safe and sound in a mesh nursery away from the foes that it might entangle in the wild outdoors. Enjoy the little star of “Hatch”

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Taken in his butterfly house ~ The little star of “Hatch” is coming along nicely and growing like a weed (no pun intended). He is one long, lean caterpillar. Since he did so well starring in his debut show with 55,729 people reached and 17k views I though I’d reward him with his own milkweed plant enhanced with some sweet blooms that grew in my garden. He loved them and was devouring a floral meal a couple of hours ago. He seems long to me so I hope everything goes well.
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One of God’s small, yet most amazing creations is the miracle and transformation of the butterfly from tiny egg to wings. Here Hatch has been snuggled into his beautiful, jade chrysalis trimmed with gold for about two weeks and is about to emerge with his gorgeous monarch wings and take flight to Mexico. How amazing is this? ❤
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Here’s looking at you! The little star of Hatch received His fabulous wing award today. He was beautiful and perfect in every way. It’s been a fabulous journey with you Hatch, from the side of cornfield to gorgeous wings. You’re a star with your video reaching 62,588 and 20k view. Stay safe and make it to Mexico.<3
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The beautiful success story and life cycle of Hatch, the little monarch egg found by the corn field

Prodigal Victory

“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”
Proverbs 22:6

Parents are advised in scripture to begin training children in the things of God from their early days onward, because it establishes a firm foundation on which they can build their lives. As parents, we are to Saturate their lives with the things of God through example, teaching, prayer and the Word of God. We are to impress upon their mind the salvation story that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Yeah, we are, and that example simply means just that, how we live!

It pains me to see the choices that kid’s make and yes, sometimes adult compromise and friends lead them down the garden path of pleasure, quickly leading them astray and away from the truth that they once knew and maybe even treasured in their heart in their younger years. Even when they’ve been raised in a Christian home, sometimes kids just have to try their wings and go their own way for a time. There’s nothing any more difficult for a parent to watch than the consequences of children fulfilling their passionate pleasures, even though they know better. There is nothing like the school of hard knocks to refresh our memories of what we know to be right and wrong and thankfully God gets our attention when we refuse to live in obedience to Him. He may allow very difficult times, but He will get our attention. It may not be pretty, but it will be perfect and just the right thing, at just the right time.


It’s what we’ve taught our children that comes back to soften their hearts in their down and out moments…If they’ve not had the spiritual teaching and training or the example of godly living, life becomes seemingly futile without hope during the consequences of sinful living. Oh how we need to teach them the things of God, and pray for our kids that God will fulfill His purpose in their lives. If you’ve a child that has gone astray, You have to trust the Sovereign God to take that child under His wing of protection and then keep praying….Claim His promises and watch for the victory.

❤ ❤ ❤

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