The Mighty Warrior

Last week…….

We about lost, or so we thought, “The Mighty Warrior”………

I didn’t think I would hurt over a dog…..but my son losing his dog………..that was breaking my heart……and well…..maybe, “The Mighty Warrior” really grew on me……..
Freebird says his eyes can see into her soul………I will state that they seem……well……..human.

It is funny, because Challengers eyes change from blue to green, depending on what he is feeling, wearing etc……

“The Mighty Warrior’s” eyes are the same…….freaky……..

Their bond though is neat to even watch.

He loves my boy.

and my boy loves him……..think this is some deep sleep? Makes my neck hurt just watching him…….

But last week we came home and for some reason, the puppy was lethargic…….. wobbly…… shaky…….and could not walk or keep his eyes open, or even sit and we knew something was wrong……..

My daddy came over………felt over his whole body and quietly said………”I think you got yourself a sick puppy”……….

I felt a terrible ache in my stomach….and tears begin to sting my eyes…..and I could see the fear in Challengers face and see him starting to push those feelings deep inside.

I found myself praying fervently…..

“Lord, Please….please, don’t let us lose this puppy……please Lord, for Challengers heart alone………, this was for healing Lord…….please……..”

We called our “dog loving friends” who said they would come over and check him out……

After getting very detailed symptoms they told me what their fears were and what they were afraid the outcome might be….and my heart broke…….

After making “the Mighty Warrior” comfortable, I decided to take Challenger with me to get the kennel we had planned to pick up that evening. I was truly worried if the puppy would even make it while we were gone……..but I couldn’t bear for Challenger to stay there to suffer by watching him decline until help arrived……Hazard boy assured us he would check on him until they got there and we left……

Our friends came over and they called my cell. I saw Challenger watch my every move as I spoke to them and I answered expecting the worse.

But their comment was…….
“Ummmmm……..there is no sick puppy here”…….I went over every symptom again with them……but “The Mighty Warrior” showed none of those symptoms when they had arrived and was back to normal…..

Challengers face literally showed such a deep relief when he heard those words, that It revealed the depth of the burden that had been carrying…..and my heart soared…..and hurt for his “private pain”.

We crated Mighty Warrior’s new home back to our “home” with light hearts….and a “pick em up truck” that was loaded down with five feet of fence hanging out the back but we knew we were coming back to a healthy puppy…..and the hazard lights and bungee cord puzzles we had to make to get it home and the 25 MPH speed……it was all good….

I thought of our prayers…….

and I was reminded about the verse in the Bible that says…….
26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

If one little puppy was that important…… how much more important is my son to Him?

We unloaded our puppies “new home” and put every piece together……

In the dark…. by the light of the “pick em up” truck…..

And with bug bites on our legs……scratches from the fencing…….a healthy puppy in our way…..and an all over good feeling that we “did it by ourselves”…….

I thanked Him for answering our prayers…….

But more than that…I thanked Him for the reminder of the importance of my sons heart to a HUGE GOD……..and a knowledge again of whose Hands we are in…..my children are in…..and when I’m worried that a task is too big…..or that I won’t be able to handle the next chapter or season…..

I remember…..He has already overcome those things……

How valuable we are to Him…..how valuable our children are to Him….

Maybe the “Mighty Warriors” eyes did see into my soul……

Hmmmmm…………..

Little Drama king……..maybe that should be his name……..did he fake it??

Nahhhh………

Someone saw our hearts though and in that I can take comfort and rest and once again be reminded……..

Love,

Me

0 thoughts on “The Mighty Warrior

  • September 3, 2009 at 4:12 am
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    That was very sweet. His eyes do look human!

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