Psalm 85:5-6

Blessed are those whose strength is in You,
whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
asTea they pass through the Valley of Baka,
they make it a place of springs.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

These are for you...

Because it was sunny today (after it poured like the good old Northwest is supposed to pour in April), and Jackson was laying in the grass, I took a few pictures of him. Then a few more. Then called J out to take one of him with our dog, and he took one of me, and then Beve got home and we took one of him...

And because this is my blog and my daughters are not home right now but off in their own lives--either down the freeway (SK's coughing up half a lung from bronchitis) or across the country (E's traipsing across the eastern seaboard following some media trail for some grad. class I'm hopelessly coveting)--, and my youngest brother, BB, is also across the country at his own home rather than here where Jackson would surely try (but fail) to jump at his head, should BB come walking up our driveway, I thought I'd post those pictures of our beloved dog. Who looks old and sad, but young as a pup in a way as well.  So turn your heads away if you don't feel like looking, but for you, E and SK and BB, and for you, M, who painted the lovely painting that we'll always have of him--these are for you.

And for all of you who love your dogs and who face the losing of them, these are also for you. Tonight we moved his bed into our room (and our room is NOT large enough, trust me), so he's sleeping at the foot of our bed.  And, yes, girls, we gave him a good love for you. We pulled out some stray hairs, E, and called him Buddy, SK, and generally loved him up one side and down the other. Just as you would, if you were home to do it.

1 comment:

Elle said...

Jackson is the best!