It’s been a busy few days around here! But things are “clicking” … God is working out the details.
We’ve packed up a few more boxes … and the cats, unknowing of what it all means, are sure enjoying the perches we are leaving for them to roost upon.
Pets are great … but they sure complicate the moving process.
I’ve mentioned before that our little Ella kitty has not been well since July. She has better days and worse days – and after talking with a friend whose cat was diagnosed with organ cancer, we are pretty sure that is exactly what our kitty has – same exact symptoms and behavior. It was reassuring to hear from our friend though that it isn’t really a painful thing (which we thought too), it is more of a “wasting away,” which is sad in and of itself. So, today, I let Ella lick out the tuna cans from our lunch, and I’ll let her sneak MiMi’s milk that is left over from her cereal – and we’ll just enjoy the days that we have left with her.
Ella’s sister Cinder is such a contrast … When you pick up Ella, she’s just all bony and light as a feather – Cinder is solid and plump and downright heavy to heft. I’ll be sad for her when Ella is gone … but thankful we’ll still have a cat in our lives.
And then there’s our dog (no pictures here) … I just pray everything will work out for her. She’s a sweet, friendly, hyper 1/2 Lab and 1/2 husky … and she needs a yard or land where she can just run free. We thought we could give her that – but then she started digging out under our fence and getting into trouble in the neighborhood. I’ve hinted at several friends with acreage, but no one really wants another dog. I can’t fathom taking her to the animal shelter … and yet, I’m not sure we can take her with us when we move.
Our kids are also already worried about the 2 stray cats who hang out on our front porch, especially in the winter when we leave them a box with a blanket and some food …
I like to remember that God clothes the lilies of the fields and knows when a sparrow falls from the sky … surely, he’ll take care of His creatures that we know and love.
As for upcoming days:
We’ve secured a small furnished apartment for Daniel, which we can move into this weekend. Actually, because we have to have our own utilities turned on in our name and this has to be done on a week day, I will head to our our new city on Friday to take care of business (ROAD TRIP with MiMi). Daniel will go to the big kids’ ballgames on Friday night and come down on Saturday with them.
We already have an invitation to supper on Saturday night by our friend here’s parents who live in our new town! And we’ve already chosen a church we’re going to visit on Sunday. I’m excited for our kids to see the area and all it has to offer.
Suddenly, everything seems so real – things are falling into place – and we are excited to see what is in store for us!