Thursday, January 28, 2010


Today our hearts are sad and we are mortified at the thought of yesterday's incident. My younger brother and his family live in Northwest Arkansas. Yesterday afternoon my sister-in-law, Debbie, took Teddy and Bear, their two Yorkies, out to potty. Out of nowhere a huge black dog came into the yard and attacked poor little Teddy. Sadly, he didn't survive the attack.

Needless to say, they are having a hard time with this, especially Debbie, who witnessed the attack and tried to comfort little Teddy as she rushed him to the vet. Plus, it was only a few months ago that they lost Max, their beloved Yorkie of many years. Even though Teddy had only been with them a few months, he had already won their hearts and was deeply loved. Bear is lost without him...and so are they.

We are hurting with them... I know they would appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

Have you ever been through seasons of life when you wondered why God was allowing so much hurt and struggles to come your way? Where it seems that every time you come up for air, you get slammed back under time and time again? I know I have. I'm sure you have too. And if not...just wait, because your time is coming.

These trials test our faith - sometimes to the limit - but we MUST hang on and believe that better days are on the way! It is so hard to trust God through those times! All I know is this - God is there, even when you can't seem to find Him...even when you question what He is doing or not doing...even when you are angry with Him. He is there. I recently received an email with this illustration. I think it pretty well sums it up.
Just remember, God is always there. We may not "feel" it, but He is...always standing in the gap on our behalf.
May God wrap His loving arms around you and hold you close, filling your heart with peace in knowing that He will always be there for you.

Love, Hugs and Prayers to my brother, Craig, and his family!


  1. I cry when I look at Teddy's picture and think about what he went through. I am sad thinking about how devastated I would be if something happened like that to Spanky and Scrappy. Praying for them!!!

  2. I'm really sorry to hear about little Teddy and my prayers and thoughts are with your family. Thankyou for your words about the changing of "seasons of faith" though as they were uplifting. I certainly have been through my own struggles and in my experience I totally agree with you. Sometimes it is easy to blame God for moving away or turning from us. As time goes by though it often becomes apparent that God pretty much stays put and it is US that often move away from HIM xoxo

  3. I am moved by the beautiful tribute to this precious little sweetheart. I hope your words will bring some peace and comfort to Craig and Debbie. These things are so very hard to understand......


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