Archive for January 22nd, 2009

Buster–May He Rest in Peace


We’re mourning the loss of an old friend today.  Poor little guy, he’s been through so much!   Frequent tooth trimmings have been very trying on his little body.  Last week, when he started looking sick, I took him back to the guinea pig doctor where he was diagnosed with a respiratory infection, given medicine, etc…”that’ll be $86, please” says the friendly gp doctor.

After investing a ton of time and money into this sweet little rodent, he seemed to be feeling better.  He would come out of his hut  to say hello when someone entered the room and he was showing some interested in eating again.   Evidentally, we were wrong,  because he died last night–peacefully, I’m hoping–just went to sleep and didn’t wake up this morning.

So how long before Cameron stops crying…she’s heartbroken.  Who’s idea was it to get a pet anyway?!  Dang it…

We buried him this evening in the yard behind a bush.  There was a lovely ceremony.  Tears were held back bravely.  Prayers were said.  Then Morgan asks, “so…where are you going to bury Oreo?”  She’s already planning our last guinea pigs funeral!  Silly girls.

Old Habits Die Hard–or Must They Be Killed?

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. Margaret  Thatcher

I know that God has already won the victory, but there are certain battles I’m still fighting.

For example, how many times do I eat healthy, exercise regularly, convincing myself that these are life changes and then go back to my old habits.  Or…

How many times have I drawn closer to God, promised to read my bible and pray everyday, only to “fail” and drift away from God again–trying to do life on my own—miserable.

The words of Margaret Thatcher give me comfort–not that I’m using her words as an excuse, but at least it makes me realize that some battles are harder to conquer than others.

I also take comfort in Psalm 116:

I love the Lord for He heard my voice, he listened to my cry for mercy.  Because He turned His ear to me, I will call on Him as long as I live.

It’s because God loves me and responded to me that I will call on Him for as long as I live.  Not because I win every battle with laziness and sin.    Now if I could just stop beating myself up for every pan of brownies I eat!