every night we pray: St. Patrick, protect us from rattlesnakes
on Saturday, after a way-too-close encounter with a rattlesnake in our front yard, my dear husband brought our little family onto our knees to praise God and say a prayer of thanks for protecting us (especially Luke) from this creature. Greg and Luke were playing out front while John napped and I was hanging clothes on the line. It was time to come in and Luke ran ahead to the house. Greg, following behind, yelled out at me to keep Luke in the house because there was a snake that Luke had just ran past! The snake was stretched out and still, but once i started bringing things to Greg (snake boots, jeans, shovel, pole, camera, etc.) it started to sense the movement and coiled up, started rattleing and aggressively sticking its nasty forked tongue out! Luke and i watched safely from inside as Greg did battle with it - we couldn't shoot at this one because it was up against our house: didn't want to do damage or be faced with a richocheting (sp?) bullet! We couldn't feed the meat to our pig or the neighbors because at one point the snake got so mad and bit itself!i am so thankful that my dear husband was home and incredibly brave and that Luke was protected from the snake. we have lots to be thankful for.
thank you again, St. Patrick, for protecting us from rattlesnakes!