Tuesday, April 22, 2014

meet my dog

Azariah- "YAHWEH has helped"
Oh how God has helped!! 
I was lonely in my big house all alone in want of a buddy. I sought the Lord for months about getting a dog. But no definitive answer. 
The breeder had 2 puppies left- so I began to drive to Maryland to take a look. 
Enroute, I began to doubt & question if I should get a dog. Would I have the time? Would the puppy take away my time with God? Is this what You desire Lord?
With no definitive answer & many people saying yes & no- I continued my drive. 
As I was praying & singing in the car, I felt as if the Lord was saying- "April, it is a dog- just make a decision & stick with it. I know where your heart is." 
As I was playing with the 2 last puppies, both 14 weeks old, I knew one of them was coming home with me. 
I decided on the ORANGE puppy. orange being the color the breeder painted his nails to differentiate between the pups. 

The 3.5 hr drive home was eventful... 

vomit X1, pit stop to void X1, slept in the lap
As we arrived home & he proceeded to fall asleep on my lap in the living room, I looked down at the little creature who was so innocent & relied solely on me & loved me without conditions. I began to weep- God was answering my desire. It was as if He was saying, "april, this is how I want you to be with me- completely dependent on the Hand that provides, gives, takes away, disciplines, loves unconditionally. I want you to follow Me as this puppy follows you. And how he loves you, I love you like that, but greater!!" 
I was in awe of God's sovereignty. He created this puppy at the perfect time for the perfect person- me.
Az is growing in size, appetite, curiosity, & vocally. I am often irritated that he wont sleep all day with me after I have worked all night, but how can you resist this face...
He reeks of love & I am astounded at how quickly he is learning. It reminds me of how slow of a learner in life I have been. God is teaching me so much through this puppy. 
Thank You Daddy for Your blessing shown through this little creature. 


  1. Kudos to you for getting such a wonderful pet and companion in the form of Azariah! He's definitely a cutie. I hope he's growing in hale and health. Thank you for sharing his story, as well as the lovely pictures! Hoping that you and Az are in the best of health these colder months!

    Sherri Briggs @ The Pet Glider

  2. Thanks for sharing what a beautiful new friend you have found! I would consider it a good thing that the decision to adopt a dog took a long time, because dogs are a big commitment, but are worth it so much in the end. I hope that you will both keep each other company for many happy years to come.

    Kelley @ The Whole Hound