1 August, 2015 Charlena Edge 0 Comment

I am heartbroken writing this post. My daughter and I watched as her mom went into labor and delivered her on webcam for the world to see. We, along with millions of viewers watched her drop to the ground and held our breath each time she attempted to stand. When she fell, we “awwwwwed”, when she finally found her footing, we cheered. We watched her nurse for the first time, then test mama’s food before she started to eat for herself. At night, we watched her go to her favorite corner to sleep. We voted for her name and our name won. Now, she’s gone. A freak accident at the zoo…

With all the things that has happened in life, this is honestly the first time I’ve questioned my faith. How could a precious little (well not so little) thing such as this, who was watched by millions be gone in an instant? It just happens. According to the Dallas Zoo where Kipenzi was born and lived “She was a calf; she played like a calf. This type of thing can happen with any hoofstock”. Still my daughter and I are so sad. Our hearts go out to Kipenzi’s mom Katie, and the staff at the Dallas Zoo.

Her short life brought attention to conservation efforts for the giraffe population.

My husband, trying to console me said “maybe God wanted to play with her”. Rest in peace, precious soul…

Kipenzi, precious soul and inspiration to many, this candle burns for you.

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Hi, welcome to my humble abode! I’m Charlena, wife, mother of two, pet mommy, full-time worker, sporadic crafter, former floral designer, trial and error gardener, future chicken owner, and wanna be farmer. I have a Master’s degree in Therapeutic Herbalism. In between my disjointed, seemingly unrelated posts, I hope to share some of what I’ve learned. Thanks for stopping by!

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