Wow. The post proceeding this one is truely an eye opener for me! Sarah that was so beautifully written. I did not grow up in a hunting family, we fed the deer in our backyard in Bloomington along the river valley and would run to the window when one was spotted to watch them. I don't think my dad owned a gun and if he did, I never saw it. I wouldn't say I am against hunting, to say that would get me into intense conversations that I do not wish to participate in. I don't want to see it, I don't like to hear the shots fired and wonder if there is an animal out there suffering, I don't want to hear hunting stories, and I certianly do not want to eat it! But Sarah's blog shed a new light on the subject for me. And for a 14 year old to be learning the lesson she is teaching is absolutly heart warming. I teared up reading the message, and not because I felt bad for the deer (which is typically my reaction) but because there are people out there with wonderful values and morals in a world that most of the time does not make sense to me at all. YOU are a gift Sarah, not only to your family but to ALL of the lives you are touching.