Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord...Job 1:20b

September 2000-October 2010

Only a Scott is in this room, today only a Scott is missing.

Our Biddy has passed away. It was very sudden and unexpected. She began not feeling well for a few hours at a time. This started last Tuesday, then she was fine until Saturday. We thought she ate something that didn't agree with her. When she got sick again on the following Tuesday I took her to the Vet. She had a temp of 102. He tested her for: limes, sugar, and heart worm, all results negative.. He gave her Anti-biotic injections, and pills. She was to come back in a few days for a complete blood panel.

We were to go away Friday a 4 hr. trip to a college interview for Frankie, in Grove City. She didn't seem improved so I called to take her up for the blood work Thursday. It came back that she had panceatitis. She was put on a strict diet, and Antibiotics and was to go back in 7 days for more blood work. Friday she seemed perky and improved so we went (just overnight, planning to be back Sat afternoon).

. We left at 3pm Friday, and she was fine. Saturday at 11 am our friend and neighbor, Ralph, who was taking care of her called and said she was fine Friday evening, but wouldn't eat the morning meal and wouldn't go out. We assumed she was just pouting and didn't think much of it for we would be leaving to head home in 2 hrs.

We got another call at 1pm just as we were preparing to head home. Ralph called our Keri, he was going over to the house every hour from 7am and felt things were getting worse. Keri went over to find she couldn't walk, she tried but collapsed. We told her to go straight to the ER with her.

We recieved one call after the other, each with worse news. She was bleeding internally, she was anemeic, and limp as a rag doll. They did an ultra sound and determined a tumor had erupted and was bleeding into her abdomen. They withdrew fluid from her abdomen and it was all blood.The vet said 75% of the time these tumors were cancerous and it was a cancer of the blood vessels. I cannot remember the type of tumor she named. She said many times if they open a dog up in these situations they find a belly full of cancer and have to call to put the dog down. If she survived she would have to undergo kemo, and 75% of the time it reoccurs aggressively. The surgery would only give her 3-6 months if that.

I asked if she could keep her comfortable til we got there and she said she would try but she was in very bad condition, and couldn't promise us anything.

The Lord was kind and 4.5 hours later we arrived to find she was still alive. We had about 40 minutes with her. She recognized us and wagged her tail when they carried her in. They had disconnected her from the IV to see us, and in that time we could see her breathing going down hill again. We decided to let her go.

We brought her home, and the next day Frank built her the most beautiful box and we lined it in felt batting, wrapped her in a a new red fleece (a gift from our Keri's family) and placed her with her favorite red ball and bone in the back yard. Her very favorite place to be.
God was good to let us have such a wonderful little friend these 10 very short years.
There is truly a great big whole in our hearts and our home.

Sara is our neighbor's dog who preceded Biddy over the
"Rainbow Bridge". They were the best of friends.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Commentary on Proverbs 19:3

The foolishness of man perverteth his way,.... The sinfulness of his heart and nature; the folly which is bound up in it causes him to go astray out of the way in which he should go, or makes things go cross with him; so that the ways that he takes do not prosper, nor his schemes succeed; but everything goes against him, and he is brought into straits and difficulties;

and his heart fretteth against the Lord; laying all the blame on Him; and ascribing his ill success, not to his own sin and folly, but to divine Providence, which works against him; and he therefore frets and murmurs at the Lord; and, instead of charging his own ways with folly, charges the ways of God with inequality; Ezekiel 18:25.

~Gill's Exposition of the entire Bible

Friday, October 15, 2010

He knows the way I take...Job 23:10a

He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Ps 23:3

...a fork in the road, a choice to be made, a desire in your heart to choose the path not just of no regret, but a path that will make a difference.
...a desire in the heart to please, not considering hardships because desiring His smile, pleasing His heart is now the consummation of your heart.

One's own hardships or disappointments become His appointments and opportunities, a joy that fills your heart in denying yourself to bless Him, and please Him.

"not my will, but Yours, be done."

How GREAT is our God!.

Poured out wine and broken bread; a sacrifice to your greatest Love.

The only goal in site, a sweet smelling aroma.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Ever have one of those days?

He giveth power to the faint; and... to [them that have] no might He increaseth strength. Isaiah 40:29

Thank God for small victories!

I'm so glad I can say His eye is on the sparrow (or puppy) and I know He watches me ;-)

Friday, October 1, 2010

How great is our God!

And the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name.

And [Moses] said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory...

And He said, "Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live." And the LORD said, "Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen." ~ Exodus 33:17-23