Saturday, January 4, 2014

A view from the Duck Blind

My husband and his dad started the holiday off with a trip to Tennessee to go duck hunting.  In the duck blind everyone looked like very experienced hunters.  Top of the line Guns and Camouflage from head to toe.  Everyone that is expect my relatives.   My husband was not wearing camo and my father in law was carrying a Gun that was 50 years old and wearing his Raccoon hat.

 After the introductions had been made one of the smooth talking salesmen were the 1st to come asking about Eric's attire. He had never meet a man that hunts in pajama pants and hot pink tennis shoes.  Eric responded "you can't hold all this sexy back".  It was so impressionable they referred to Eric as "Big Sexy" for the rest of the trip.
At first when Eric called out that a duck was coming no one took much noticed. When the guide called two that were coming and the Sweet Gum Head Duo put them in the pond, it was quickly recognized that although they may not look right but "you fellows have done this before." 
Eric and Pa headed back early.  The out spoken salesman said when they left the blind, "I am headed to Wal-Mart to buy me some Pajama pants and pink tennis shoes, We have not killed anything since Big sexy left?"

City Girl lesson:
Don't judge a book by it's cover.  How often have we heard that saying?  Yet first impressions come without your realization.  I have always admired the Galloway men's ability to not care about what other's think.  I have even learned to watch for the "shock and awe" when people realize these are not your typical rednecks.  The lesson to learn is not to hold to your first impressions.  These men having been duck hunting for years in a dried up pond in their backyard.  By the end of the hunt everyone jumped up to shoot when Eric called "duck".  They even had enough confidence to ask for a specific number for him to call in.
The Lord does not look at the things people look at.  People look at the outward appearance but the Lord looks at the heart.  1 Samuel 16:7 

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