Wednesday, September 28, 2011

four legs of Different

Our family is experiencing Different.

My heart has been tenderly transplanted with One who Loves without conditions...even stinky, hairy, drool covered creatures.

An *addition* is about to happen in our house. And it isn't one with four walls, or even two legs. It's a four-legged one.

We've done this before.

Twice we've had a dog. With each of them we surrendered our right as their owners not long into choosing them. We explain the reasons and though they make sense, still the truth remains--we've done this before.

So why would we do it again?

My heart has been opened to Different. 

God loves animals. After all, they were here before us.
There is purpose for them.

I'm ready to {really} See. 

Love is a choice. A verb--an action. And love is what I will choose to do with this four-legged beauty.

Through this *willingness* to embrace Different, I have Hope to See Him and to Know Love, deeper.

Grant us growth, Father. 

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1 comment:

  1. I like the honesty of your post. As owner of 2 dogs, I know how much responsibility they are. I don't know the specifics of the previous two surrenders but I hope that this time it works out both so you can experience the wonderfulness of this kind of different, and for the dog's well being.

    Maria @ Linen & Verbena