Little Loves Dogs

During our three months of off-and-on stays at the hospital it has become quite normal to see multiple nurses AND doctors standing around Little’s bed with their phones out. They are all showing her pictures of their dogs and answering these questions:

1. What’s your dog’s name?

2. Is your dog a boy or a girl?

3. How old’s your dog?

Some get asked about the breed but most of those she knows on sight. Most visitors offer up a story without her asking.

Her nurse today, Sarah, was so tickled by Little’s obvious passion for the canine crowd that she called down and set up a date with the therapy dog in the building. Turns out dogs aren’t allowed on our floor for various reasons, but Little was allowed to go down and meet Nikko, the seven-year-old male Portuguese Water Dog, in the staff lobby. She happened to be wearing the PERFECT T-shirt.

My sister-in-law called this a “sweet mercy” and she is right. It’s another sweet reminder, in the midst of so much brokenness, that He loves our girl and meets her right where she is.

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4 Responses to Little Loves Dogs

  1. Debbie Ertel says:

    That shirt is great!! I am so thankful for this “sweet mercy”.

  2. Mary Anne Turnbull says:

    Tears again…thanks for sharing! God certainly does Love Little and her mom to warm your heart and allow you to share this to encourage us this morning with His faithfulness! His mercies never cease…keep ‘me coming,Lord! Love y’all!

  3. Mo says:

    I am amazed at you and your ability to find peace in this storm. Your posts are written beautifully and with such strength. I know if comes from Jesus and i am in awe. I love you.


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