I’m still caught up in much of the fear from my last post, and as a result I found it difficult to choose a topic that appealed enough for discussion. In general, I’m quite a sunny person, so struggling with darker emotions and feelings is unusual for me.
Basically, I have done my best to fight fear with love this week, and I’d like to share this with you.
While our Heavenly Father wants us to love one another, and I do my best to hold that message in my heart, I think he gave us a means to practice this kind of unconditional love. The method he provides is through our pets.
Recently I lost one of my kitties and my son’s dog (my part-time dog who I loved with my whole heart). Battling the loss and depression relating to losing them has been difficult. At times I seem to be fine, then all of a sudden something happens inside me and I’m in tears again, so you can imagine my sadness.
But the Lord sent something–or several somethings–to help deal with my grief: a whole boatload of feral cats has invaded my neighborhood. And I caught some!
Mama kitty and three four-week old kittens have become the newest members of the Carmichael household. I believe they were sent to my door in order to lessen my sorrow and allow me to give them a new home.
6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: 7 all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, 8 the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. 9 LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! ~ Psalm 8:6-9
Thank you, Heavenly Father, for giving me new fur-babies to love and for teaching me that sometimes animals and people come into your life in order to give you an opportunity to help them and to love them.
Here’s a link to a video of two of the kittens playing.
I hope you enjoy their antics as much I as do!
I’m sending special prayers, good wishes and much love for each of you!