Stations of the Cross in Groom,Texas

Stations of the Cross in Groom,Texas
Reason I Live

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Loss of a Gift

It is with great sorrow that I write about Maggie. She had to be put down last week. Her health experienced a sudden turn and she developed diabetes, the worst case the vet said that she encountered in awhile. Maggie started to suffer and we as a family were not prepared to give her shots twice weekly and blood tests often. That would be expensive and painful for Maggie.

She was given four weeks to live without the medication and two days after the vet diagnosed her, she went into a horrible seizure. Jennifer called her father in tears and asked for help to give this wonderful "gift" back to our Lord.

Most of you know what a wonder dog she is. Maggie has been a faithful friend and companion to my daughter and grandchildren for almost thirteen years and we all have been very sad to have to let her go. It does not seem that long ago that she survived the coyote attack. Almost a year to the day as I think back.

Why do I write this today? You may ask.

God gives us all the tools we need to write, including "special gifts" in our lives to help along the road. Friends, lovers, pets, mentors. I've seen that He does that for each of us in whatever our "purpose" is on earth. He wouldn't ask us to do something without help to accomplish what we were born for. We were born to praise Him in every aspect of our lives whether it is writing or some other form of creating for His glory. Today my friend I encourage you, no matter where you are in your God given purpose, to continue on in what you are doing and be prepared for your final curtain call in life. I'm praying and weeping for you all to enjoy today. Think of your gifts to move forward from God and know He's pleased with you as I am to be blessed to know you.

Love,
Paulette

17 comments:

cathikin said...

I'm so sorry to hear that this sweet member of the family is gone. I completely understand when you call her a gift; we had one like that, too, one that we first found whimpering uder the car on a rainy night. He was such a shining light in the fsmily, and I still miss him. I know you all will grieve, but I hope the kids hold on to the good memories of Maggie.

Donna B said...

I remember crying my eyes out when my cat had to be put to sleep, with a dog it must be even harder since they're not so independent. But regardless, we love these gifts God sends into our lives as if they were family, so of course we grieve when they're gone. I pray your family will remember the joy he brought to you and that the grieving will be short.

Paulette Harris said...

Thanks for the comments, there has been much love and support for Maggie this past year. I know the family appreciates the support.

God Bless each of you animals lovers.

Paulette

Tea With Tiffany said...

Stop by my blog. You won! :)

Sorry about your sweet Maggie. Sending you hugs.

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Marlayne Giron said...

Paulette and family; I'm so sorry about your Maggie. I know the agony of having to put a pet to sleep. We had to do it to our 8 year old beautiful blonde Cocker Spaniel, Beatrice. It's absolutely heart-breaking.

Marlayne Giron

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