Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Sign



So if talking about God is not your thing, come back tomorrow when I announce my giveaway winner. And if you have yet to enter, you have until 11PM tonight.


I don't talk about my faith much on here. For a variety of reasons but mostly because I think when you say "I'm religious" it tends to immediately make people think you are going to start preachin' hatred or something. Which is unfair and not true of most people, but is just the times we live in right now. Oh and I dread offending people. Like you know how some people are confrontational? I am the polar opposite of that. I actually have a large fear of offending or upsetting a friend. I'm working on it. I also have a strong relationship with God. It's a relationship that, like so many in life, has had plenty of ups and downs. But has withstood the test of time. God and I are tight. There's always room for (lots of) improvement, but we have a pretty sturdy foundation. We get along rather well. I think I do more talking and less listening. But God should feel comforted knowing that I am the same way with all my other besties.


Last night though, God sent me a sign. It might be one of the first times as an adult that I have had this unexplainable experience. Or realized it anyway. I was home, watching Harry Potter and searching the internet for invitations for a baby shower that I am hosting in my hometown next month. There was a loud noise in the front foyer. Which of course sent Sadie running to assess the situation. I live in a very very old house so noises are a regular occurrence. But this was much louder than a normal "old house noise" so I got up and ran to the foyer too. Turned on all the lights and looked in every crevasse. Nothing. Just me and the pup standing there like fools. Since I was up I decided to get a glass of water (kitchen is right off foyer). I'm standing at the sink and feel suddenly that I need to turn around. I do and see Sadie having a seizure. She seized for about three minutes, then she had a few minutes of not seizing. She tried to stand up and then started seizing again. And vomiting. But I was right there the entire time. I held her and cried for her and scooted her out of her vomit and rubbed her.


That noise? Yeah, thank you God!! Had I not heard that noise, Sadie would have had her seizure in the kitchen all by her scared little self. It was above 90 outside yesterday so I turned on the AC and was watching a movie. No way I would have heard her as she doesn't really make any noise when seizing. When she was done seizing she sort if lay still, panting and out of it, as she has done each time before. It was then that I put the pieces together. Now, God knows that I would much rather she was just never sick. But He also gave me a sign in the form of a loud noise that allowed me to be there with my baby the entire time. I cried when I realized all of this.


I think I complain so frequently about silly little things and wanted to share with you a really remarkable moment in my life. Don't get me wrong, I am terribly upset that my baby girl is sick with seizures. This is just a horrible thing to watch- in human, puppy or any other creature. It terrifies me and has left me crying a lot lately. But today she is back to being a perfect, perky puppy. And I am so thankful that God got me up and near her to be her comfort. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Lord!! Now if you would like to make sure my furry baby is seizure free from now on, I certainly won't complain. Just sayin'.


26 comments:

Kappa Prep said...

God is SO good! I am sorry that your sweet one was ill again, but at least you were able to be there and she is perkier today!

five tomatoes said...

Poor Sadie. I'm glad you were able to be with her!

Kat said...

Bless your sweet heart. I used to have a dog who had seizures and I completely understand how difficult it is to watch them go through it. You are such a great doggy mommy. Thank God for signs!

The Pink Owl said...

My brother's pup has seizures as well, and it's very upsetting! Glad that you were able to with her.

Miss Adventure said...

When I was younger I had a golden retriever named Lilly who died of kidney failure. We had no idea until she got into a fight with my grandparents dog. It was horrible to see them fight, but I felt like their dog knew and that's why she attacked her. So even though it may sound odd, I was thankful for the fight because we found out what was wrong and were able to really appreciate our last few weeks with her.

Boo and Hooties Mom said...

Hugs to Sadie. I am glad you were with her.

BLC :o said...

I love this post. Thanks for sharing and I'll keep you two in my prayers. And, congratulations on your win lovebug. Xoxo-BLC

Pretty Personal Gifts said...

I'm sorry to hear that your fur baby is having seizures. How scary for both of you.

Gifting Gumshoe said...

So glad that you were able to be there with her! I think that makes all the difference!

Torch Lake Prep said...

Thanks be to God. I hope you and Sadie are feeling better today.

Jennifer said...

I am so glad that you were able to be there to comfort her. It is so awful that she is sick, but at least God let you be there and she is playful today! She is absolutely precious in that picture.

Prissy Southern Prep said...

I am so sorry to hear that Sadie is going through this. But, isn't God wonderful? Just when I forget how powerful and great He is, I am reminded.

Mags said...

Thank God for signs!!! I'm sorry your puppy is sick.

Black Labs and Lilly said...

Prayers to you and Sadie both to stay strong and positive as she lives with her seizures!!!

Beth Dunn said...

I believe in signs, I've gotten them too. I used to have a dog that had seizures. So sad. Stay strong. xoxo

Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

This gave me goosebumps. I'm so glad you were with her, and I'm so sorry that she is sick!

Preppy Mama said...

Poor Sadie. How scary.

Dugout Daisy said...

What an awful thing to go through! my hamster had seizures and itz so hard to see them go thru that and not be able to do anything but be there. How amazing that you were able to be there with her though.

God does work miracles so keep praying!

:)

thepreppyprincess said...

Thank heaven she is better Miss PPC, I am just glad you were there with her, despite how horrid it must be watch your little girl struggle.

Sending hugs to both you and Sadie,
tp

cancersucks said...

I believe, I believe. Have you read the book When God Winks? Reminds me of this...give YOUR sweet Sadie a hug from our Sadie.

Pink Maple said...

So happy you were able to be there for her!

Susie Q said...

Yep, you have to be OPEN to those things in order to realize what they are! I hope little Sadie girl is OK. I'll offer up an extra prayer for her today. God Bless Sadie (and ALL animals on this earth!).

Susie Q said...

Yep, you have to be OPEN to those things in order to realize what they are! I hope little Sadie girl is OK. I'll offer up an extra prayer for her today. God Bless Sadie (and ALL animals on this earth!).

Kate said...

I am so glad she is ok and you were able to be there for her!

ilovepink said...

I hope she is feeling better. More people do need to talk about God. It is our job as Christians to witness..and it is your blog...right! I will say a prayer for the precious puppy.

allie in g'town said...

I almost started crying reading this post. Poor Sadie...That would break my heart.

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