I'm going to start something new here. Every Wednesday, I will post
on my blessings. Too often, I forget to thank God for the marvelous things He's done in my life....in trials, in rebuking and discipline, in my brethren....etc. etc. I thought this might be a good way for us all to remember that not only can we come to God with our requests, but also our praise.
So this week..... I am thankful for my puppy: K.C. [Kind Companion]
Meet K.C. He's my black lab/springer mix. His favorite toys are tennis balls and his blanket. He drags around his blanket all over our apartment....puts it around my foot to play tug of war, he eats it (yes, I find it in his poop :) and he wrestles with it, putting it over his face and attacking is viciously. He also likes to put 3, yes, 3 tennis balls in his mouth at one time. He's a bit on the selfish side with his toys, but I don't think he realizes that Michael and I don't really care to fight him for them! What I am most thankful for with K.C. though, is his companionship.
I remember when we first got him. He was a tiny, little puppy, very naughty and stubborn. I thought it was a bad idea that we had him. I was only 19 at the time and I could barely take care of myself, let alone a dog! But God's providence is so wise. When Michael got his job, he started out working nights. I worked 8am-5pm, and he worked 4pm-12am. I never saw him. I was so lonely and sad, but praise be to God that He gave me K.C. He did whatever I wanted. If I wanted to go on a 3 mile walk, he obediently walked beside me. If I cried, he'd give me his toys, hoping to cheer me up a little (at least, that's what I think). He brought a lot of joy to my lonely heart.
Even now, he is one of my greatest joys. He's like my child. I don't want to think of the day that he's gone....even now I feel the tears welling up. God is so loving to give me a little piece of joy like my doggy, and I do not thank Him enough for him. So thank you God for showing me what companionship means through K.C. Thank you for teaching me what it means to be faithful and learning how to enjoy simple things....like grass, sticks, chasing birds, running in fields, rolling in mud....thank you for sanctifying me in my relationship with K.C.