God, it's me again. I know we talk alot, but this seems like a very special time of year to many of us.
I ask, as I do daily, for you to keep my son and all the other sons and daughters, husbands and wives, safe that are scattered around this big world. (And you know Peanut's Dad, we've talked about him before.) And for "Peace on Earth. Good will toward man".
I ask for our country to heal. And others to heal too. So that we may all get along.
If the lion can lay down with the lamb, please let us humans at least get along.
I thank you for letting me have 2 children and a grandaughter to love.
Because this is on a DOG blog, you and I will talk about other things later, but now may I talk to you about the great gift of DOGs. Yes, I know. Did you mean us to name them with yours backwards?? I think so.
I have been blessed with so many of your wonderful DOGs over the years. Thank you. They have brought me such joy. And pain too. But what is one without the other?? Is that the lesson??
Or is the lesson unfailing devotion, loyalty & unconditional love. That no matter what, our DOG is there for us. From the poorest to the richest, from the kindest to those who would exploit & mistreat, the love and devotion remains. That the DOG will lay down it's life for us. Is that the lesson?
So did you know it would end up being just me and my DOGs? Guess you did. What would I do if not for your gift of DOGs? It would be a very lonely existance for me. Thank you.
Thank you for my DOG of 7 years that helps me out so much. Did you make sure I got just the right DOG for that job? I sure didn't know what was coming down the road, and yet I got a DOG that just was the right "fit" for helping me out when part of my body failed. Was it in a master plan??? Sure wasn't in my plans, but yet I have a DOG perfect for the job of helping me everyday. Thank you. May she have a very long life? Please?
I watched my 11 year old DOG last night. He is slowing down. His face has turned white over night, it seems. Yet, he looks at me, with eyes beginning to cloud, and I see the same devotion and love that I have seen for 11 years. May I keep him alot longer, please? You know he is the last one to know Dad. Somehow, that seems to make it harder to think of him leaving me. When the time does come, can it be peaceful with no suffering? Over the years you know I have always tried to do right with my DOGs. When they have needed help, I have always stayed with them, right to the last breath, as they stayed with me loyally during their lives. Part of your lesson too, God?So I ask to keep my DOG that is growing old, as are we all, longer, please.
There is much suffering in the world, God. Some things are not meant for me to understand, and this is one of them. Since we are focusing on your gift of the DOG here, can I ask more? Can I ask that abuse stops?? Ok, I know it won't stop. But can you see to it that there is much lesss of it? That these wonderful creatures you have given us, these animals we named after you, DOGs, are treated as well as they deserve to be treated? I don't have to tell you about all of them that need help. You already know. Please let humans be better caretakers of your precious gift of DOGs. I am sure you will help them as much as you are able. But I know you expect us humans to do a much better job.
God, I don't ask for money. I do not want fancy clothes or new cars. I can live without most material things. I do ask that you answer my Christmas prayer for one of your greatest creations: the DOG.
this is in no way meant to offend anyone of different beliefs. something I wrote last night .