The picture is of a gift my mom gave me at Christmas this year. You know if it’s a good gift when it tears you up. I know when she was on vacation… she thought of me. Some gifts are tangible. some are an experience, some are gifts of time, and some are gifts of withholding.
Let me tell you something that happened. I was vacuuming. Tyler doesn’t run in fear as bad as Trinity did but he still doesn’t really like it and doesn’t want to be in the same room when it’s on.
I was vacuuming, I had done our bedroom, the sunroom/studio and had just started on the living room when hubby got a call. I just turned the vacuum off and decided to do the dishes while he talked. Tyler had been in the office but had come into the living room. I picked him up and carried him to the sunroom that I’d finished with. He walked back in the living room. I carried him back and walked quickly back to the living room to start vacuuming again.
As I started back vacuuming it occurred to me that God, knowing what is best for us, puts us in another spot because He knows what is coming next whether we do our not. I wonder how many times Jesus has directed my path back to the “sunroom” because He knew I wouldn’t like what was happening in the “living room” where I thought I wanted to be.
Just a thought to ponder about all the blessings we don’t even know about. Kinda like be thankful for unanswered prayers.
It made me think about when we lost Trinity. I was so upset that it was completely unexpected that she passed, just 5 days after her annual checkup where she got a clean bill of health. She was fine. Then, she was gone. Looking peaceful and like she passed without a struggle. As hard as that was, and still is, I really think it’s better than finding her, rushing her to vet, making her last moments chaotic and stressful. I think I’ll always feel horrible that she died alone.
I bet that is just one of so many times.
and yes, my children have all had fur and four legs.
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!
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