Sunday, March 7, 2010

Meet Holly The Dog

(West Highland Terrier)

"Their children will see it and be joyful; their hearts will rejoice in the LORD." Zechariah 10:7
Above: Holly the West Highland Terrier

Above: Joshua with Holly

I would be remiss as the Mommy and official Family Historian of our little family to let this beautiful weekend go by without acknowledging a huge answer to one of the cherubs' biggest prayers. For months, if not years, Joshua and Gabrielle have daily prayed for a doggie. On Friday March 5th, the children's prayers were answered. Indeed, when Joshua and Gabrielle laid their eyes on her, their hearts were joyful and they rejoiced in the Lord for His answer to prayer.

Holly is a 2-year old West Highland Terrier whose owner needed a new home and family for her. We hope that we honor our commitment well to that precious woman by giving Holly a loving, caring home.

Josh and Brie are having a ball. Jim just gave Holly her first bath as a Sloan. I just blew dry a doggie's hair for the first time!!! (Holly's previous owner did that and suggested we do, too.) As I type, Holly is flying by my feet chasing a ball. Occasionally while going through the kitchen, she slides across the tile floor. Life here in the Sloan Home changed monumentally on Friday. And the children's hearts are joyful and rejoicing in the Lord.

(My pictures of Holly aren't great....will post more another day. My camera battery was not cooperating!)

"How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom You made them all; the earth is full of Your creatures." Psalm 104:24


Kelly Combs said...

How is 'mommy's" heart? I know (believe me, first hand) that the dog adds work to mommy most.

I pray you will ALL be blessed by Holly. We have 3 dogs and we have had ups & downs, so feel free to ask me any questions.


Mich said...

Cangrats on the new member of the family!

We have a doggie, who in her later years has become a little contrary, but I put up with her because she has been with us a whole lot of years. For the most part, happy ones.

There is a reason why they are called man's best friend!

blessings and prayers...

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Oh she is cute!

Great plan to adopt a doggie and NOT a puppy!!!!

The photos are cute of her with Joshua!

Enjoy getting to know your new family member!

Let me know when is a good time for us to catch up - would love to share about our new church!

Love you!