It’s been a sad week for the Smallwood family. We had to say goodbye to our beloved miniature schnauzer. Thirteen years ago we picked the runt of the litter. Jeb, who was five years old at the time, named her Baby. He wasn’t able to grasp the concept that she would grow older and would not always be a puppy. But a baby she was. She was the sweetest dog and will be greatly missed.
Baby is not the only loss my family has experienced recently. And we are not the only ones who have suffered a loss. We have all experienced loss. Perhaps you recently had a loss of routine. It’s feasible you lost a planned vacation. We all know high school seniors have lost hopes and dreams of what their last year in high school would be like. Perhaps you feel like you have lost some peace and joy. Some have lost jobs while others have lost income. Some have conceivably lost hope. And some have suffered the most tragic of loss – a loved one.
In your loss, I hope you have taken the time and space to acknowledge what it is that you have lost. And I hope that you have given yourself permission to grieve that loss. But I also hope that you are finding the good that God is working in your life. Losing Baby is a weighty loss for our family. But we are also reminded of the thirteen good years of the blessing she was in our lives. We are trying not to focus as much on her death as much as we are her life and the thirteen years of a blessing she was to us.
…we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together to fit into God’s perfect plan of bringing good into our lives... Romans 8:28 (The Passion Translation).
So tell me something good. Something good that God is working in your life. Something good that you have seen in life in general. You can reply by leaving a comment below. You can message me directly. You don’t even have to use words. Just send me a photo. Or a video. Or better yet, send me a video of you telling me something good.
I can’t wait to hear from you!