I am sitting outside on my porch this afternoon. It is a beautiful, springlike day with the temperature in the 70’s. The birds are singing, the sky is blue and the windows are open in the house, taking in this wonderful fresh air. Part of me is rejoicing in this day and enjoying this rare departure from winter.
Here is where the contradiction comes in. My heart is heavy. We are taking Cookie to the vet in a little while for the last time. We thought she was going to make it – that she was on the road to recovery and would go back to her old cheerful, perky self. But she isn’t. She has gone completely blind in recent days, and is not functioning at all. Her diabetes has run her body down to the point of multiple complications. We have had to make a very hard decision once again, and had to tell the children once again that we are losing a pet.
There will be tears, but I know that it is for the best and that the sun will shine again in our hearts soon – just like it is shining in the sky above me.
If you have a moment, would you please pray for us tonight?
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