All Along by janetb

All Along

All prayers are answered. Some answers, we like. Some, we don't. But in all, we trust in the goodness of God.

After 11 years with our beloved Marley, we prayed for a puppy. The right puppy. The breeder asked our preferences. "Outstanding temperament is our first priority. Gender and color aren't important to us; but if we had to choose, we would prefer not to have a female or white." We prayed more and waited. God might have chuckled. We picked up a ten-week-old brown female a few months later. "We'll get used to a female," we told ourselves. "Her temperament is great according the breeder, and at least she's not white." Before her first birthday, she was 99.9% white with a penchant for barking and object guarding.

We trusted. And trained. Now at 2-years-and-8-months-old, Amazing Grace is a sweet, cuddly, loving lapdog who loves toys, traveling and riding in her new bike basket. She's really good at "drop it," so guarding's a thing of the past. Good riddance. Barking still needs some work, but she tries so very hard to keep quiet. She's the perfect dog for us!

He knew all along.

God, the searcher of the heart, knows fully our longings, yet he also understands the desires of the Spirit, because the Holy Spirit passionately pleads before God for us, his holy ones, in perfect harmony with God’s plan and our destiny. So we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together for good, for we are his lovers who have been called to fulfill his designed purpose.
— Romans 8:28
What a cutie in her basket!
July 28th, 2021  
So cute and she looks very happy. I loved your story, too.
July 28th, 2021  
July 28th, 2021  
And such a happy dog! She knows she's in a good home with loving family - who obviously know how to bring out her best. The photo is adorable and loved the story
July 28th, 2021  
Adorable shot
July 28th, 2021  
Such a wonderful testimony of our loving Lord.
July 29th, 2021  
I just love everything about this post:) So beautiful.
July 29th, 2021  
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