Monday, March 16, 2009


I was awakened this morning at around 4:00 a.m. to a noise in the living room. Rodney and I got up to see what was going on and found Jerico in the middle of a massive seizure. He stayed in this state for about 5 minutes and did not recover. We figured it caused too much stress on his heart or possibly his brain. I can't believe I'm even writing this right now. The confusing thing is that I am eerily calm about the whole thing. When Rodney and I caught our breath after such a brutal episode, we put on a pot of coffee and I sat down with my bible and opened my journal. The new journal I have has scriptures at the bottom of the pages and I was astounded at the verse staring me in the face. It simply stated; Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Isaiah 43: 18-19. God is clearly doing a new thing for me. I'm not sure why this new thing included loosing another dog. Rodney hugged me and said that from now on, he would be my dog. He said if I wanted to go walking that he would go with me. It is too soon for me to speculate on what God could be doing in my life but it is clear that I'm not in control. The thought of this comforts me. I know for sure that I am going to be content with what I've been given and that I won't be running out to get another dog, especially since Rodney kindly offered up his services to be my dog. I am calling this whole series of unfortunate events finished and will look for the new thing that is awaiting me. God is good. 


LONI said...

Awww...Im sorry Jenni! You have a great man standing by your side! Let me make that 2!

Sandra said...

Oh, Jennifer I'm so sorry!! That is so sad, but Rodney sure will make a good pet. He is really sweet to offer.

Tori said...

I'm SOOO sorry Jenn. My heart just breaks for you. Hugs and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Sweet Jenni --- it hurts so to see this happen to you. I told the kids this morning right after I read it. Since we all just "met" Jerico on Sat. & Sun., it seems all the more tragic that he died on Monday. Winston took it especially hard, and asked me what God might want us to learn from it. I said I didn't know, but I showed him your blog entry. It looks like God is pointing you in a good direction (as always).
You are loved,