Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Psalm 118:24

Psalm 118:24; "This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it".

The Lord has given us another day. We should feel every day the Lord gives us is a marvelous gift. We should always be glad when we are able to live another day, a day which we should live for the Lord.

Not every day is a good day but it is a day the Lord hath made and given to us. Rejoice and be glad. It is the things happening in the day that makes it NOT so good but we can make it a good day or a bad one.

I got up this morning and I was thankful for another day but the day bothered me. You see, we were taking Buffi, my cat to the veterinary and I knew she wouldn't be coming home with me.  She had gotten sick and her body was shutting down.  I have had her for 17 wonderful years and the house just won't be the same without her. I praise the Lord Larry is an awesome veterinarian that has love and compassion for animals and he gets to the point of loving your pets.

Larry talked to Buffi and petted her and you could hear the compassion and love he had for her. Then he left the room so we or I could spend some time with her. I thank God for a doctor such as Larry. Larry said Buffi had a good many years and she was tired and I needed to let her go. It is so hard to let them go when you love them so much. One of the things I will miss the most is when I would sit down at night to read my Bible she would come over to me and lay her head on my bare feet and go to sleep. There will always be a special place in my heart for Buffi and no one will be able to take her place.

I am an animal lover from deep down in my heart and I really get attached to my pets and they become part of my/our family. I feel the Lord has allowed me the privilege of taking care of His animals and I want the very best for them. I get angry when I see them being mistreated, I feel if someone is cruel to an animal they will also be cruel to a helpless and innocent child or even an adult.

The day has not had all bad things in it. Barb made it through the night. They took her off of the ventilator but had to put her back on it. She is semiconscious but is doing some better. They have raised her blood pressure some and the nurses and the doctor have said she does look better. Her chances are up to fifty-fifty. The Lord is with her continually and also the ones that love her so much. I know the Lord has heard each and every prayer that has been said for her and I thank everyone of you from my heart. You are a blessing to me.

I pray for a healing for Barb and so far the Lord has heard my prayer. I know He loves her even more than I do, it doesn't seem possible but He does. The Lord is just that way and I praise Him for the love He has for each of us. I know He is at Barb's side looking after her just as He is with each of us. I thank Him and praise Him for His care for her.

When God gives us another day He is always there by our side to help us through the day. We sometimes need extra strength to get us through the day and He gives us His strength freely each day we need it to get through it. We just need to remember to rejoice and be glad in it. Hebrews 13:5; "...and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave nor forsake thee". What more could we expect from our Lord?

May you always know the love, joy, and peace of the Lord!!


Phather Phil Malmstrom said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Buffi Deane. As you know, I faced a similar situation last week and will be again today when I take my 17 year old dog Brandy to the vet. I pray that you know our Father's comfort and are Blessed with many happy memories of your furry companion. I'm pleased however, to hear of Barb's improvement and will continue to pray for her.

Have a Blessed Day!

Deane said...

Phil, I will have you in my prayers as I know what you are going through. I will also be praying for Brandy. God has given us one thing no one can take away and that is our memories and I praise Him for that. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers for Barb. She is a really special person. Blessings to you and thanks so much!

Debi said...

I am so sorry about Buffi...I know how much you love your 'babies.' I've had to do the same thing several times in my life and it is so hard. Just cherish the 17 years you had with her.

I am also glad about Aunt Barb! God willing, she will be able to leave the hospital soon.

Love you!

Kandi said...

I am so sorry about Buffi, I had to let my dog Whitney go back in December after 13 years together,it was hard but it was the right thing to do, You have been dealing with a lot late Deane and I will praying for you, and Barb and your family that he cover you all with His grace, peace and strength during this time.

Blessings to you Deane.