Because crying constantly throughout the day was exhausting
I needed a new hobby
A fresh focus
Something to bring a measure of joy over circumstances
Transcending struggle and sorrow
“I want a dog,” I tearfully told my husband.
And he knew I was serious.
We drove 800 miles to meet a four-legged 27 pound corgi/cattle dog thanks to an amazing program called Canine CellMates.
The wag of his tail, the jaunty way he carried his frame.
A dog that should for all practical purposes not be alive
Rescued in every way
A stray near death, he spent seven weeks in the hospital re- covering from his injuries
And then three months in Fulton County jail working with a handler who rehabilitated this forsaken boy
Put sunshine back in my heart
A gift from the Creator, a sign of joy and pleasure from the Lord
An adorable, affectionate display of hope and redemption
I began to smile and laugh again.
What does joy look like to you today? Special props to Five minute Friday for this happy word prompt!