Saturday, December 03, 2005

Amazing Grace...


My yellow lab, Gracie, and I took our very long Saturday walk this morning...we set Saturday and Sunday aside to stop...reflect...
she is imperfect; a kidney problem, genetic messing around resulted in a labrador who needed rescue. To look at her, she doesn't look like the regular lab. We call her the super model of labradors. She is tall, muscular, leggy with green eyes and pink nose and mouth. None of the black on her face that a lot of yellow labs carry. She's gorgeous. I knew when I took her from a client as an 8 week old (she nearly drowned in their pool) that there was something wrong with her...as I drove home with her I knew I was in for something, but I heard, "She will save your life." Not the knocking me out of the way of a bus kind of saving, I knew. But in the next puppy months, I figured she would kill me with the housetraining, up all night, etc. We got over that.
Every morning she is happy. She greets each day with joy. All she wants is to BE.
She keeps me going, she makes our family complete. She keeps me healthy because I, too, am imperfect beyond the usual imperfections...a mixed connective tissue disease....that keeps me humble; a thorn in my flesh; waiting for healing. In His gift of Grace to us I see His plan of salvation; that all things will be made perfect in Him. To seek Him. To seek happiness. To greet each day with joy.

1 comment:

Patchouli said...

What a cutie!