Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. Psalm 90:2
Isn’t that awesome? God was God before anything else was. Knowing that, God will be God after everything else is gone. Regardless any situation, God can control it, He can make it do what He wants it to.
I made a little mistake of preaching on Friday. About being ‘green’ and helping the planet and the animals and stuff in it. Its funny how God sets us up for things. And then we are thrust into the position where we must practice what we’ve preached. So here goes: Blog readers – meet Penny. She’s our newest addition.
I talked about how its important to take care of the animals of the earth and blah blah blah. Now God has given me and Wes a chance to take care of a very tiny creation. She is shorter than my foot, and probably weighs about 6 ounces. She was found by my aunt in her back yard, looking a little beat up. My aunt doesn’t really live near anyone, so to believe this little girl made it through the woods is kind of a stretch. Someone must have tossed her out. She couldn’t have survived even a 1/4 mile walk. Luckily, we already have one Chihuahua (who is now a jealous mess). I have over a month of waiting for our next addition (a person) so this gives me a little something to do until our next addition gets here.
I know, I know. “Your about to have a baby! Why would you get a puppy?” I am really not sure. Mostly because I hate to see a little dog like this, covered in fleas, and sores, with leaky eyes and ticks in her ears, with diarrhea. It breaks my heart. I know I can make a difference. She’s just a stray – but she’s super sweet and can’t be much over 8 weeks old. I have time now (YAY SUMMER!) to train her a little bit, and in a little while Hunny will get over the idea of a new puppy (this photo shows her enthusiasm about Penny) and they will be friends. I can already see them, running around the yard like Chihuahua’s do. Then, when our real baby gets here – Hunny will still have someone to play with. Not saying that I’m going to forget my animals exist – that won’t happen. Hunny’s been my daughter for 6 years, but human children come first in the Kirkley house.
So there you have it. We have another Chihuahua. You all knew it would happen. Luckily we were able to save one from the wilderness and death instead of buying from a breeder. And sadly, that makes today, Vet day. Hunny and Penny will team up in the not liking me for today. Hunny just needs flea pills and her nails cut. Poor Penny needs a lot of work.
God knew, before He created the mountains, and before He put all the fish in the sea that on June 6, Wesley and I would have our hearts taken by another animal. Luckily I married a man who cares about animals as much as I do (he’s brought home cats, dogs, and even a goat. I must say, the goat was the cutest). Last night I had put Penny in her cage (I can’t let her freely roam the house quite yet. She could easily get lost for a couple of hours under our couch) and she was crying. Wes gets her out and lets her go to sleep on his chest. Don’t tell me he was against getting this puppy. He already has pictures of her on his phone (if you ask, he’ll say it was to show me how she was sleeping, but you’ll also find lots of random pictures of cats on there too… animal lover).
God is a great planner – He knows our needs, and our wants. I didn’t even mention that I had been wanting a black and tan Chihuahua for about 5 years now, but didn’t want to drop $250 to get one. God blesses us, sometimes when we least expect it. Sometimes its very small rat-like blessings with little tails and puppy breath. Who knows where your next blessing will come from.