Mourning to Joy

Well, by now, most of you know that our precious puppy, Barnabas, had Parvo, unbeknownst to us and the woman at the rescue. Though hospitalized for 2 1/2 days, he passed away just 7 days after we brought him home. It was a very hard week for us. The Lord is so good however, and lets nothing go to waste. It was a time of growth, despite the pain. We worked as a family through what we know to be true about the Lord, His goodness, and this fallen world. And, though life does not always have a happy ending, He has been gracious and turned our mourning into dancing as Psalm 30:11 says! Though we had not planned on looking for another pup until mid-June after we return from a trip to Texas, we have already been given another sweetie. We won't officially bring him to our house until after the trip (and until he's had time for another shot and to build up some immunity to the Parvo virus that Barnabas had), but we are visiting him regularly and ENJOYING him!!! Here is his birth announcement.


andrew33606 said...

Great blog...Its refreshing to read about positive attitudes

Katherine said...

Thank you :) Jesus HELPS me to be able to see the positive in all things- He says "And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them." (Romans 8:28)--- so, believing that to be true- I can be positive, even when I may not FEEL like it! :) Blessings to you Andrew-