Every day brings something new and sometimes something unwelcome. It’s funny that in my last post I talked about no matter what goes on — I can still say that it’s all good. That was put to the test last Wednesday. Jim and I lost one of our dogs. We came home late because of errands that day and let our 3 Papillons and my son’s dog we were babysitting out to do their thing. Somehow in the craziness that is our life, we lost one of our little girls. She is a wanderer and we keep a pretty good eye on her but, she managed to disappear on us. We looked everywhere. We spent several hours trying to
find her. It got late. It got dark. The weather grew stormy like our moods. We were worried. We were heartbroken. We finally gave up for the night and went to bed. It was sad. When we all crawled into bed that night — there was someone missing.
The next day we got up and went to work like normal. There wasn’t the usual banter between Jim and I. There was a heaviness in the air that choked out words. We both worried that someone had picked her up. There is a new Walmart within sight of our home but, we didn’t dare dwell on that. We impatiently went through the work day counting down the hours until we could return home to look for our little girl again. It finally came time to head home so we made a beeline in that direction with a quick stop at the county dog pound because — well, you never know. No luck there. So, when we got home Jim gathered up the photo posters he had made of our girl and headed out with the intention to visit every house on the block. I stayed at home to fix some mac & cheese I had promised to make for a birthday lunch in my clinic the next day. I was imagining he’d be out for quite a while but, he returned quicker than I thought. I heard him come in rather than see him because I was busy at the stove. I turned around
and said, “Are you done?” He said, “Yes” and then something like there she is and I looked and there she was! I was so surprised and excited. I screamed and ran and picked her up and cried. It would probably be silly to anyone who isn’t a dog person but, she is a member of our family and she had returned. I could not have been happier. Turns out a neighbor & her husband that live further down the street had found her and not knowing who’s she was, held onto her thinking that the owner would come looking. How right they were! We were so thankful she was safe and hadn’t had to spend the night out in the rain.
Jim and I both slept soundly that night. We had all our babies snoozing with us and all was right in our world.
With you Lord, it’s all good…