“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. ” – Roger Caras
Kendall and her girls, February 2017
6 years, 2 months we’ve been blessed with unconditional love from this ole gal. When she came to us at 5 1/2, she’d basically been left for dead. She made the best road trip, hotel staying, rodeo going, livestock show circuit, office sharing, exercise accountability, Sunday cuddle up on the couch “pup” you could ask for. Tomorrow, we say “see you later, give Grammy a slobbery kiss for us.” Kendall Marie, thank you for making our house a home. You’ll always be remembered and greatly missed. You are loved by hundreds, most of whom have never even met you.
Thank you @legacyboxerrescue for saving her life. We all know that we don’t rescue dogs, they rescue us.
#lifewithkendallmarie #lifeonthehorizn #agirlsbestfriend #boxers #rainbowbridge
Scrolling through my Facebook memories this morning, I came upon the quote below that I wrote on this date in 2010. The older I get, the more I realize that true, healing, all-encompassing, unconditional love is a gift. What you do with it is up to you. But if you never give it to someone, you’ll never receive it either. Love heals, restores, refreshes, rejuvenates, and inspires.
“Love is not just a mushy feeling you have for someone.Love is a decision.You decide whether to let someone in and just how much of your heart to give. Love is also a gift of God. His gift to one may be that He wrote your name all over their heart and soul. His gift to you may be that this person loves you unconditionally. It’s up to you whether you accept God’s gift or not.~Red (Michelle A. Farley)
#overthetop17 #theyearofchoices #liveBIG #laughBIG #loveBIG #rideBIG#believeBIG #DreamBIG #danceBIG #createBIG #GodisGreat#myGodisbigger #befierce #beyou #heartonfire #redhairdontcare
This morning’s prayer devotional was off the charts. If you are fearful (which I am guilty of on any given day of one or more of the following … fear of the future, failure at work/family/relationship, not living up to God’s purpose over my life, finances, etc. etc), then you are giving yourself way too much credit and not believing in the one who created you. Today, I pray that you (and I’m preaching to myself) make a list of all the things you fear, rational and irrational and that you pray over that list .. go to Him and ask specifically and realistically to meet your NEEDS (not your desires), to move forward in 2017 in abundance of health (spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically, financially) and to release you from the burden and shackles of fear. Make the choice to believe in the one who made the moon and stars and not in your own abilities.
This includes clothes, jewelry, dishes, shoes, and ‘I love you’s.’ I struggle with journaling, so for 2017 I have chosen to write down one thing that happened during the day that I want to be able to remember. Each and every day is a gift, so make today … even if it’s just a small part of it … worth remembering ( if not for yourself, for someone else)!
I’m going to let you in on a little secret: there is no such thing as “perfect.” So quit stalling, making excuses, and dragging your feet because before you know it, life will have passed you by, along with the adventure, love, and blessings that were destined just for you! So, who’s ready to take a leap of faith today (besides me)?