Tuesday, June 3, 2008
"Hank has a new home...."
For several months now we have lamented over whether to find a home for our 6 year old chocolate lab....I would mention it in passing to several animal lovers, hoping they would take the bait and plead to let him come live with them. Only this past week did I get serious and place an ad at "Bennett's feed store" and then on "Craig's List"....once I had finalized my ad on "Craig's List", I thought, "Oh, my God, what have I done...I probably won't know anyone that is interested in him and I won't know if their thoughts are pure"....Several people called and just suffice it to say that God put a restless spirit in me and at the tone of their voices, I decided, "No, he wouldn't go to their house"....Then today a lady named Jody called me, I don't know why but I had a peace in my heart the minute she started talking. She said all the right things and was willing to drive 1 1/2 hours to Baker County to pick him up. Jody, her husband Bradley, and her two "near teen" sons arrived this evening....The minute they got out of their vehicle, I sensed a sweet spirit in them. Bradley wore a smile on his face and had a gentle nature, Jody and her sons were the same. Hank was beside himself with the attention (something he hasn't received from us in awhile)....when Jody, Bradley, and the boys started to go, Hank walked out to the van and plopped down between the two boys in the back seat...I couldn't help but have a tearful moment...it was bittersweet....sad that he is gone but happy that he has someone that will give him the attention that he deserves. Mike and I had prayed all day for God to give us a peace if this was meant to be....I would like to thank Barb....(Barb, I know when I asked you to pray over this that you did just that! Please continue to pray that this will be an easy transition for Hank and this family!)