Sunday, June 14, 2009

Family Emergency

All human actions are motivated at their deepest level by one or two emotions--fear or love. June 14 - Meditations from "Conversations with God - Book 1"
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The above quote is so "right now" with me. I am amazed at how these things come up at the right time.

I talked with my sister Rosalie at 2:15 and I am going over there within the hour. She is quite ill. It has been quite awhile since she has called with that kind of problem. So I am filled with both love for her and fear of the possibility of losing her. On top of her COPD she now has a heart problem. I get scared when my loved ones get sick. I know God will be with me and will walk me through this. My sobriety gives me the strength to be there for her. So if y'all can find just a teensy place on your prayer list, I would just be so appreciative.
Rosalie does not have a computer so I will not be posting for the next few days. I will keep in touch through Daave.
This was going to be my post for today, so here goes anyway.
A Pet's Ten Commandments.....
  1. My life is likely to last 10 - 15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.
  2. Give me time to Understand what you want of me.
  3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well being
  4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.
  5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to be.
  6. Be aware that however you treat me. I will never forget it.
  7. Before you hit, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.
  8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.
  9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.
  10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so. ALWAYS.

--Take a moment today to thank God for your Pets.

Enjoy and take good care of them. Life would be a much dull ER, less joyful experience without God's critters.

Now please pass this on to other pet owners.

We do not have to wait for Heaven, to be surrounded by hope, love, and joyfulness. It i here on earth and has four legs.

Isn't that just too sweet.

I am very grateful today for everything on my list plus. I am also grateful that I will see my sister Rosalie this afternoon. Y'all take care.

Y'all be pretty now, ya heah!


Scott W said...

Everything we have on this Earth is just on loan. Everything.

Queenneenee said...

I will definately send some prayers your way for you and Rosalie. That part about the pets hit close to home for me. I am contemplating getting "rid" of my dog, now I'm thinking twice about it! Now look what you went and did to the Queen!

dAAve said...

I love the pet thing.

Thanks for calling and we'll see you soon.

Steve E. said...

Zane, you have no idea how timely is the Pet's Ten Commandments. Anna's son owned a dog, age 15 (he owned him 14 years) and he loved "Sebastian" who was for several years his only friend. He put him down today, Sebastian had just suffered too much these past six months.

Chris (Anna's son) called us "on the road" in tears, how he missed his friend. Chris recently married, and recently got another dog from a shelter...and so things will work out, but you DO see where I'm going with this: How God works even with a "Pet's Ten Commandments, and you, Zane, my good friend. Thank you for following God's instruction and posting this today.

We'll be here when you are back ON. And Prayer Girl has already put your sister Rosalie in her private little "pray-for" case.

Trailboss said...

I hope your sister gets better soon. Also, I loved your Pet 10 Commandments. They are so very true. Take care Zane. Praying for your sister.

Syd said...

Zane, I hope that Rosalie will be okay. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. I agree about the pet's ten commandments.

Prayer Girl said...

I have a very personal and special place where I put prayers I want to keep close to my heart. Rosalie is there now.....constant prayers.

God bless,
Prayer Girl

Anonymous said...

That was the sweetest thing Zane! Rosalie is on my prayer list, hope all is well.

Tall Karen said...

I stopped by from a link on dAAve's blog. This post on pets made me cry. In a most difficult time this year, God sent me a dog, not any dog, but a really special dog named Molly. How did He know that this was exactly what I needed? Nice to meet you and thanks. God Bless your loved one.

"May I be the woman my dog thinks I am".