It makes no difference to a dog


I finally got off the couch today around 1:00 a.m.  That’s when I started to feel better and realized that a few more newly installed plants still needed watering in the yard.  My husband, Steve, had graciously watered a few before he went to bed at 11:30 p.m. when it became clear that it was not going to rain this evening.  Yipes!  I don’t want to lose the new seedlings, annual flowers, bare root starts, transplanted bush and perennials that I was miraculously able to get in the ground these past three weeks.  And now in the wee hours of the morning, I am grateful that it makes no difference to my dog what time we go outside to the garden.  Anytime, any weather, any occasion, she is ready.  I wuv my pup!

I am so glad that it also doesn’t appear to matter to my Jesus what I am able to accomplish in a day.  While I look around and see the paper towels that need replacing in the kitchen, the crock pot that has been running for a day and a half that needs to be put in the refrigerator, a full load of clean dishes in the dishwasher that need putting away, and so on, I am acutely aware of all that I am unable to do.  Ah, there’s that phrase from my 12-Step Program days:  I am a human being, not a human doing!  I am perfectly o.k. just as I am, sitting on the couch for most of today.  Now I also know that there are other issues such as stewardship, working as unto the Lord, and using my spiritual gifts to serve others unto Him.  Those tasks will be there another day.  Today was a low key day.  Today was a sick day.  And today is over, yeah God!

I wonder what tomorrow will bring?  One thing appears to be certain:  Elle will be ready to go, available without needing to stop and take care of anything else but please me, but be with me.  Oh do I ever love like that?  I pray that if I am able, I will love like that too, with a smile and a spring in my step.  Maybe I’ll even get to help out at the plant sale at our local Cooperative Extension Office.  Wow.  That would be fun!  Regardless, I will be o.k. It makes no difference if I fuss about it either.  As for right now, it’s time to get some sleep!

Matthew 6:25-34

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