Today I'm tired. Was I tired yesterday, you ask? You bet I was! But today is special. Because....
Wait for it....
The reason I chose to write an allegorical fiction Christian book (THE HOUSE) is this:
I know God. I love God. But I do not understand this love that I have for my dog. After all, she's just a dog, right? I prayed, God - what is the significance of this animal that has stolen my heart so completely? Why do I live my life loving her so and depending on her love to enhance each of my days? She's just a dog!
That's when God gave me THE HOUSE.
Before, I hadn't a clue about how my love for my beast tied in with Biblical scripture, and God's love for me.
If you love God and you love pets, you'll love THE HOUSE.
|"She can't live without me.... BOL"|
Each morning, Gracie looks forward to her walk to my office with me to get her morning fortune cookie. It is a tradition I started a couple years back, and now she expects it. Daddy has been sneaking her extra's throughout the day *gasp* yea, I know, right? How can I know that this has been happening? The paper fortune left behind on the floor gives it away.
Gracie says, "Why do they put paper in cookies? I don't get it!"
Meanwhile, Bug puts on his fake smile in order to confuse onlookers. "Yea, I love winter and snow," says he.
I'm not buying it.
FUN FACT #1 Vanetta.
33 years ago, while pregnant with Lindsey, I did weekend 'work' sitting with an elderly lady in Frostburg. She was a lovely lady and I enjoyed going there early and getting her out of bed, helping her in and out of the bath, making her breakfast, and then sitting with her and chatting as we shared sections of the newspaper. For Christmas, she gifted me with a silk gown to wear in the hospital when I had the baby. About a week before Lindsey was born, I cried so hard I thought for sure it would send me into labor, as I visited Vanetta at the funeral home. I would miss her terribly.
FUN FACT #2 It's a girl.
I already had 2 boys. Of course, I wanted a girl. We all wanted a girl. So God gave us a girl. Okay, so that's a fact you already are aware of .... but still... back then we did not have the convenience of knowing the sex of the baby before birth.
FUN FACT #3 Steak Dinner
The hospital provided a steak dinner for the
lucky blessed parents. I was puffy and exhausted, but that steak dinner was really good. All in honor of our new baby. I cannot begin to describe my joy.
FUN FACT #4 A Room in the Hall
Our little 2 bedroom house already had the boys in one bedroom and husband and me in the other. So, we did what we had to do. Baby's nursery was in a part of the hallway. Note: In order to embrace joy and contentment, do the best you can with what you have while working to improve. A couple years later, Lindsey would have her own room.
This is the hard part. The watching as she falls in her own bowel movements. The watching as she staggers around, trying to find her way...