I’m the kind of mother who humored my children when they showed me bugs. “Oooh, yeah, that’s cool.” When necessary, I could fake bravery if they were scared. “Don’t you worry, sweetie, I”ll smash that big old bug.” But in general, I’m not a great fan of insects.
However, the other day I met an absolutely gorgeous grasshopper-ish bug. While I was sitting in a grassy field with some friends, it abruptly dropped out a tree. It staggered around a bit, but when it spread those wings… there was a collective gasp-giggle-happy shriek. Was it for real? Well, it certainly wasn’t Disney!
I love discovering another one of God’s delightful creations. Even if it is a bug.