Thursday, December 03, 2009

Thank God and the Angels
Well tonight I am extra thankful for God and his angles! My g-ma's b-day is today so we went to her house for cake and ice cream. I got off late so I told Cale to bring Sophie to play with my g-ma's dog Brittney. Sophie gets extra excited when she has a playmate, or when we go anywhere really! My aunt has a 3 month old baby and so all night I'm making sure that she stays away from the baby and basically just keeping up with her like a kid, except it's a little more difficult b/c she's a small dog and goes everywhere FAST! So we have a great time at the party and then it's time to depart! My aunt and uncle are getting their stuff together and head out. About that time my sis says, "Oh we are parked behind them" and opens the door for a few seconds. I think nothing of the people going in and out b/c she knows not to go out the home...Sophie darts out the door!!! They say "oh no Sophie just went outside!" I hear it, but it doesn't register for a few seconds and I say "OH CALE" and we dart out the door! My g-ma lives in town and it's not a very busy road, but it's DARK! I see her just dart around the un-fenced yard and then across the road she goes! I am still in shock at this point and am just like "what's going on here?" We go across the road and we hear other dogs barking and it's kind of a small field then the next block over has yards, with other dogs! Cale says "you better start praying" and heads behind a shed....again, I'm still just in shock trying to figure out what exactly happened, but say, "God bring her back" and kind of just stand there helpless! About 30 seconds goes by and here comes Cale with Sophie in his arms! Whew, what a relief! I said, "Sophie you bout made mommy's heart jump into her throat" while I hugged my sweet lil Soph! Now, I know what you're thinking, "mommy?" but really she's like my other kid! Even though she's a dog, she's my friend! She's always here when I need a sweet lil doggie hug! I was sooooooooo happy God brought her back to me, in the dark, around other big dogs! I send my angels out everyday to help me and they were 'shooing' her back to me! PRAISE GOD! He knows she's important to me and loves me so much that he took care of it!


Cale said...

I was in shock too... I remeber picturing Sophie running up to a big dog.(cause she's so fearless!) I could hear her bell abound her neck jingling, we put that on her to keep from stepping on her cause she's so little, and then she just walked right back up to me! Thank God! I honestly didn't know what to think, all could think was we better start praying... Lindsay said that our brother in law came up to her just as I went around the shed, and just as calm as could be said, "that's what angels are for". Thank God for men of faith being around when you need them!

Jen said...

Whew...I TOTALLY know how you felt! I'll never forget the day I let Kinley out in the garage with me for a minute. Everything was fine, she was just sniffing around, and then suddenly she lookd up and realized that the big door was open and she could get out. It was like she thought, "I'm Freeeeeeeeeeeee!!!" She took off like she had a jet engine inside of her and without an ounce of hesitation, she took off....down the driveway, down the road and on and on. I was running behind her screaming but she can run WAYYYY faster than me (plus, I was wearing Matt's shoes!) and I probably chased her a half mile down our country roads with cars WHIZZING by...when a thought came to me. Instead of screaming KINLEY!!! COME BACK!!!! I knelt down and said gently, "Hey sweetie baby...come here my little girl!" She actually stopped running and turned to look at me. Then, RAN back to me! Whew! I was already having visions of a car coming over the hill and her running in front of it and me standing there watching the whole thing. The cars FLY down our road at 50 mph and higher and she was so little then, no one would have seen her in time to stop. I know it was God who gave me that idea to quit running and screaming and talk to her like I normally do.

Anyway, so glad to hear everything turned out good for you and that you're Angels were on-duty and ready to go! :o)