I am sitting here on my couch typing this post, after having had an Indian dinner with Chelsea. Dinner was delicious, but the company was even better! We were kind of putting off a sad evening at home, our last one with our precious 15 year old Cocker Spaniel, Sadie. We have made the decision, based on her rapid decline in the past 24 hours, to let her go tomorrow. (An update - sweet Sadie did not make it through the night....) It has been heartbreaking, especially since she will be our 4th little buddy we have lost in the past 1 1/2 years. Those are the hazards of having them all pretty much the same age, but we have lost our 2 oldest puppies, and our 2 oldest kitties. It will be a difficult transition for the one Cocker we have left, but I have a feeling she will be even more spoiled than she already is. I wouldn't trade a minute with any of them, but I am not looking to replace them, either. The loss is hard to handle, and so we will concentrate on loving the 1 pup and 2 kitties we still have with us.
As for the rest of the goings-on around here, things are pretty much the same. I spend a lot of time between TN and AR, and try to deal with all of the other things going on in the meantime. I so enjoyed the 3 days I got to spend at NQC. I get to visit with friends I only get to see once a year. My dear friend Scott Fowler was up to his usual shenanigans, though, and managed to embarrass me AND get it on video at the same time. That's one talented guy! Then, the first weekend in Oct., we had the Roger Bennett Memorial concert in Batesville, AR with guests The Isaacs, and had such a great time. (I had also squeezed in a yard sale at my Mom's house that weekend, so it was a very busy few days!)
Fall is finally beginning to show its warm colors around here, and we are enjoying the beauty of it. It is a daily reminder of our Creator, and His love for us. Seasons in nature change, just as the seasons of our lives do. While change may not always be comfortable for us, with a little faith and trust, we can find the beauty in it. God always has a plan for us, and even when we can't see it, we can believe that He loves us and has the best plan for our lives. Yes, seasons come, and seasons go, but it is a joy to know that we are always
In His Grip!
P.S. The Roger Bennett Direct sale is still on through October. Check out the previous post for the details.