Thank you to many friends who through various social medias have sent us heart warming condolences. We appreciate you so much! We are comforted. Jerry’s request is for composure as he returns to the office today. Walking from the back door to the car door was not without tears for the both of us this morning.
Susie was special. She is still teaching us even now.
Yesterday we said Life is Fragile. If you missed the post click HERE. And it is. And none of us get out of this life unscathed by grief. And when grief comes it brings gifts. Gifts of memories, reflections and encouragement. It encourages us to seize opportunities to be a little kinder. A little more thoughtful. And slow down just a little bit more. There were a few times, not many, but still too many, that I rushed past Susie either to get to the truck or in the house without saying hello to her and giving her a pat on the head.
She was so smart. Outspoken. She knew what she wanted and she was not shy in asking. Why do I say that? Glad you asked. You see weekends were often outside work days for Jerry. Susie watched from the backyard. Often I’d step outside to lend a hand or watch too; and when I did Susie would notice. She’d wait a moment or two and then she would bark, looking square at me. That was her outspoken request. Come pat me. And I would. And she’d be satisfied. And I was blessed to be so loved by such a smart and loving creation.
Oh to be like Susie. To know our own needs and desires. To make them know to our MASTER and be content with what HE gives. And to know HE was blessed by His smart and loving creation.
Philippians 4:6 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Regrets? Yes. But refusing guilt. And embracing good memories, reflections, and encouragement.
Perhaps there is a friend, canine or human, that you might not rush pass today. Perhaps there is a need to lay before our DADDY GOD and when HE responds, be content.