Gracie, God and me
Beautiful morning to take Gracie for a walk. Had to mentally prepare myself this morning as I am a wee bit off balance today. Some days it feels like I'm walking but really don't connect that to my feet. The only way to describe it is like walking on the moving sidewalks in airports. It's like gliding along..or floating: it's a total disconnect. I love to walk down the street thanking God as I appreciate the blue skies, trees, flowers and ofcourse, Gracie. She knows instinctively when I'm "off" and will look back at me and then cross the street before we get to the bottom of the hill. She knows we're going on a walk as soon and I put on my ball cap..and sunglasses...and if I'm not moving as fast as she'd like me to..she will hurrump at me, with her front legs down and her bottom up in the air wagging her tail. After working for all of those years, and then finding yourself at home, it's quite an adjustment. I remember thinking when I was a single mom that I would've given anything to be able to stay home with the girls: or thought how nice it'd be when the snow was blowing and the wind chill would hit -30 or 40 not having to bundle everyone up and then head for work. Now, Gracie is my companion when my husband is at work. Isn't it nice that God created animals for us to enjoy & to love? We so often in life feel the sting of rejection...but never from our pets. I thank God for Gracie...and more importantly, I thank God for all of His abundant blessings each and every day. My Jesus felt rejection and betrayal..so He knows how much it hurts. It is such a blessing to know that He will never reject us and loves us so very much. It's funny how walking Gracie has made me take the time to slow down and truely thank God for all He is doing in my life.