Don't Dread the Work
Easton has had a fear of dogs for as long as we can remember, so when he began begging for a dog this winter, Paul and I decided it was probably a good time to start considering adding a puppy to our family. Aubree has been an animal lover since she was pretty little; she loves ALL animals. As soon as she joined forces with her little brother in the pursuit of getting a dog, Paul and I caved . . . reluctantly! We decided we’d wait until after the kids celebrated their birthdays in March and the weather was warmer. Well, birthdays have been celebrated; it is now April, and the weather is starting to warm up. It seems as if the Schones’ family will soon be getting a puppy. I know it will be a great experience for our children and allow Easton to be comfortable with something that has always caused him fear. I also realize it will be a great way for my children to learn responsibility for an animal with more needs than their pet rabbit and fish currently have, but I am absolutely, without doubt, 100% dreading all the work involved with having a puppy.
I think we as Christians often dread putting in the work and disciplining ourselves in areas we need to. We know we should and that we will reap the harvest, but it is so easy to say “I just don’t have time for that” instead of embracing that part of the sanctification process.
I’m going to try really hard to remember this application in the months of “puppy phase” ahead of us. Pray for me friends!
God is so good,