Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Ready to Receive: A Call to Adopt

Our family has a new addition!  Meet Chessie.  



It seems appropriate that we adopted Chessie during National Adoption Month, and I wrote a story about it for Peanut Butter & Grace.  I hope you enjoy it!

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The puppy looked at me eagerly from behind the wires of her cage.  Anxious eyes and a wagging bobbed tail expressed anticipation that she could not keep contained, as her entire little body shook with excitement and apprehension. I slid open the door to her pen and reached for her.  I knew that it was all over now.  I knew that the moment I held her, I would be hooked, and that she would be coming home with me. {Read the rest here.}

4 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! She is adorable!

    Beautiful post, thanks for sharing it. I am surprised sometimes how what we resist the most actually heals us. Your story is a great example of that.

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    1. Thanks, Donna. You are so right. I think of the quote from Pope Benedict XVI, "You were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness." I don't like moving out of my comfort zone!

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  2. Beautiful! The love of a good dog fills a place in a heart that many people miss out on. I long for the day there are puppy feet romping around my home again.

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca. God has always placed dogs in my life when I needed them most. I suppose he knows we needed another, even if I'm not convinced. LOL!

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