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Wednesday, July 23

Comfort and Support ~ Thankful Thursday

Well, here it is again - Thankful Thursday! Isn’t it nice to know that even during the storms of life, there is still plenty to be thankful about? I’d like to offer a special thank you to Iris at her blog, Sting My Heart for hosting this wonderful Meme. If you would like to participate or just read from more thankful hearts, pop on over to Thankful Thursday and join us.

As many of you know, this has been a particularly difficult week. Last week my topic for Thankful Thursday was our furry family, and specifically our beloved 15 year old dog, Ashley. At the time, I knew she had taken a turn for the worse and we would have to say goodbye soon. What I didn’t know, was that it would be a mere hours later. In the midst of such heartbreak, I still have much to be thankful for. This week my focus is on comfort and support. I am thankful for:

~ Those who’ve offered me words of comfort for my broken heart.

~ The wonderful memories of many years with an amazing, one of a kind furbaby.

~ The Lord, who has given me comfort and peace, just like He always does.

~ The joy that the relationship brought every day.

~ The time we had, even though it’s never enough.

~ The prayers that were said for us by others who really understood what we were going through.

~ Those who’ve willingly shared our sorrow.

~ The kindness shown by the vet office, who truly tried to make the process easier for all of us, and who hugged us and even cried with us.

~ And even the pain, because the depth of the pain that was felt is in direct proportion to the love, friendship and companionship that was shared between Ashley and us.


Serendipity said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I understand what it's like to lose a pet. I know people say it's just a dog or a cat. But those who don't know that these pets have become part of our family and life. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories of Ashley.

My thoughts and prayers to you and those who have loved Ashley.

Denise said...

Bless your dear heart, I am very sorry for the loss of your precious furbaby, may God grant you much comfort.

flmom said...

I'm so sorry. (((((HUGS))))) We had to put our 9yo Aussie down last August due to cancer and then lost our 10yo Aussie to unknown causes in March. Fur friends are definitely a bright spot in our lives and we are the better for having known and been loved by them.

Kristi said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by the Great Comforter this day.

Susie said...

Stopping by to say I'm so sorry. May you continue to find comfort from the Lord and others around you.

Amy said...

Feel free to use it and thanks for adding me to your blog roll. Neat blog by the way.

Laurie Ann said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I know firsthand how hard it is...God bless you and your family as you go through this. Great post today, gratitude in the midst of such sorrow is a glory to God. Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my TT post.

Darlene said...

Pets are so is hard to loose one. We lost our Scooby in March and we still miss him.

Thanks for sharing your heart!

Joanne Sher said...

SO blessed to be able to be thankful as you are, Tracy. It is an inspiration, my dear. Praying you through this.

genny said...

You have a beautiful heart and i can see that. Sorry for the loss. Take care and God bless.

BP said...

I'm sorry also for your loss. That is hard for a family.

Nancie said...

I am so sorry for your loss. (Hugs). You have such a thankful heart even admist your loss. That surely glorify God and very encouraging to me and others. May God bless and comfort you and those who love Ashley. Praying for you. Take care and God bless.

Peculiar said...

I think our animal companions are a blessing from the Lord. We've had a great many pets over the years, and my son was particularly close to one dog we'd had for 7 years. He was deeply saddened for a long time over his death.

I surely sympathize.

sharon said...

Oh I'm so sorry about your loss... Praise God for the comfort He has brought your way.

Thanks so much for the lovely comment you left at my site. God bless you and yours,