In everything give thanks!

We often thank God for a blessing He bestows on us and we are thankful, but to be thankful in everything, now that’s hard to do at times.

This website is not only about working from home, although it is a big part of it, but today I have something on my heart I would love to share with you. If you are a pet lover you will appreciate this post even that much more.

Today, one week ago I had to let my little buddy Cosmo go for good 🙁 He not only was faithful and loyal, but he had such a sweet personality that even people who don’t care too much for dogs had no choice but to love him! Cosmo had gone blind about three years ago and yet he kept on singing and talking and just being his sweet self. When my husband was really ill, Cosmo stayed beside him all the time and returned the love that my husband had shown him all along.  Cosmo was slowing down quite a bit here lately and getting sicker. When we ran out of options and I realized that I had to let him go, it was one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make. I loved that little dog so much, but if we had gotten him “fixed up” it would have been for our benefit and not for Cosmo’s. He died in my arms Saturday night, and I have wept ever since that night.

This morning as I was praying, the Lord brought this to my mind and it was such a comfort and help to me that to keep this to myself doesn’t seem right. May this be a blessing to you.

Again, I was crying, because last week at this time Cosmo was still alive, and I could “see” him everywhere. The Lord reminded me of the time we got this little guy back in 2001. My husband discovered this precious little gem of a dog, then about 6 to 8 months old, in someone’s backyard on this huge chain, fit for a bulldog, not a little dog like Cosmo. It was a very hot day in Corpus Christi, there was no water in sight, and Cosmo was straining against the chain when he saw my husband. Apparently no one paid attention to him. My husband fell in love with him, and told him that he would be back to get him. He then found the owner and made him an offer to buy this little guy and paid for him. Cosmo had a new owner! 🙂  When Cosmo saw him coming back, he was wagging his little tail and jumping around. My husband took him off the chain, picked him up and loved on him:) He then noticed that this little guy was infested with fleas. He would not have made it another 30 days. My husband  brought him home, so we could give him a bath to get rid of his fleas. After we washed him and combed him out, he was beautiful!! 🙂 and he was a happy little camper!:) How could I not fall in love with him too.

As I was thinking on these things, the Lord brought to my mind that I was bound with a “big chain” years ago that was dragging me further and further down.  One day the Lord came along and saw me struggling against that chain wanting to get free, but I couldn’t do it myself. So, in love he reached down, took off my chain, picked me up and loved me!!!! He paid a big price for me and even though I was infested with sin, He washed me in His own blood, and I was clean and I was beautiful! He even said later that my feet, which I always thought were sort of ugly were beautiful. Can you imagine this? And for the first time in my life I was truly happy, knowing that I was loved – truly loved! I’m much older now, and my day will come when I fall asleep in His arms – Praise the Lord! So today I can say with all my heart that I am thankful in this situation, knowing that He cared for my little Cosmo, let me have him for over 10 years, and that He surely cares for me and has comforted me with these thoughts today.

May this be a blessing to you as it has been for me. If I can ever figure out how to transfer a video to this site or to my Facebook page  I would love for you to listen to him sing his last song:) I will never forget my little buddy Cosmo, he took a part of my heart with him. He also taught me much about pleasing his master and being  faithful  as he was faithful until the day he died!

Cosmo, two weeks ago getting ready to sing his last song.

 

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