God does not send us into the dangerous and exacting life of faith because we are qualified; He chooses in order to qualify us for what he wants us to be or do." Eugene Peterson
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Robyn Rochelle Cox
Loving God in the Moment
Open Roads signal new directions. Windows remind us that there is a world out there. What journey does He have me on in this new year?
Recently I returned to the USA for an emergency shot in the arm of love and care by my children and my mom. It was such a blessing to sit with my loved ones and just 'be'. Sharing laughter, conversation, conflict, and even beds, I was reminded how important relationships are.
I returned home to Germany and promptly picked up a new bundle of joy. I had investigated and found a little puppy to bring to live with me right before I left. He was ready to join me 3 days after I arrived back home.
My youngest son thinks I am crazy. He just shakes his head and says, "MOM, you know how much work a dog is! Why are you doing this?"
And I do. I know the hours of training, the times that must be spent in feeding, watering, bathing, walking and even loving on a dog. I love animals. After divorce we had many dogs, cats, and rabbits that came across our path.
Our longest relationships were Merry and Jubilee. They were taken care of the majority of the time by my youngest son. Not because he was told to, but just because he is an animal magnet and they were drawn to him.
Merry we got specifically for him. But Jubilee was supposed to be mine. NOPE - she was my youngest son's. He ended up taking her to Texas A&M with him and Jubilee passed away there.
For me, I have never had a dog without family. I have always had someone to share the load. We all made sure that the dogs were watered, feed, and even taken outside when they needed to go. (even though Grant was main caretaker - we all cared for these animals)...
But, this time I decided I needed something to do besides work. I needed something that would make me get away from my job and take some time to breath some fresh air. Yep, I needed a dog.
Now, this was a decision that did not come easily. What do you do about... and ... and ...? Finally, I decided any relationship worth having is going to take work and I need practice in between these four walls on just that! giggle!
So. I have a puppy. He is named Ebenezer: i.e. Stone of Help.
He is a standard poodle and will get very big. His ancestors were the hunting dogs of kings and princes. His breed is supposed to be the second most intelligent dogs (first being border collie). And, He is darling. Right now he begins by letting me know when he needs to go outside by knocking my keys that hang on the doorknob of my front door. He already knows how to sit. And he is learning to wait patiently for his food.
He loves riding in the car and has gone with me everywhere so far (except when he has been babysat by my dear German family here).
I have not stopped moving since he arrived. Except at night, and thankfully he sleeps all night long! What does this mean in the future? I don't know. I just know that God has given me a gift. And when he comes and lies beside me I am thankful.
The King of Kings has bestowed a precious creature for me to have dominion over. May I do it well.
Your Mutating Missionary
A little about me
I am in the world almost every day. Okay, daily.