I was thinking about a few things today. First is our rescue dog named Riley. We didn’t name her she came with the name and since she was 2yrs old when she adopted us last June we decided not to change her name. Although for some reason when Thomas said “Riley” for the first time it came out “Rogerey”, so that is officially her nick name or “Roj”, oddly enough she will answer to it. I know I say this all the time that the Lord leads us; but He truly did with Riley. She’s the perfect blend of sweet, affectionate “wouldn’t hurt a fly” plus neurotic enough to fit in our family. She needs a lot of attention which is ok with just about all of us because we love her. I can’t imagine our life without this dog. She filled a void and the Lord led her to us.
I was also thinking about prayer. I really believe in prayer and that God hears us. When I walk Riley after dropping Samantha off at school, it’s not uncommon for me to walk/pray/walk/pray. I enjoy it. I enjoy the solice, knowing Riley isn’t going to talk and interrupt me although there have been plenty of times I’m deep in prayer and not paying attention to Riley and she’ll make a sudden stop. I’m sure it looks hilarious. Sometimes it feels that way too. Lately when I pray I’ve been praising more than anything else. I’ll pray on the ferry and subway and praise Him then as well.
I was also thinking about my therapist. Lately we’ve been talking about “things” and I leave feeling enlightened a lot of times. I never thought someone would be able to organize my thoughts and feelings the way she does. I realize she’s on the outside looking in but I’m impressed. I’m incredibly grateful to God for putting her in my life as well as my doctor who listens to me, actually listens. Some doctors have a “my way or the highway” approach and that can really stink. I’ve been blessed to have a physician who hears what I have to say and make necessary changes if I’m not happy. Again, this physician was put in my life by The Lord.
My husband entered my thoughts today too, as usual. I mean I think about him every day, but today I was just thinking about how he loves me and I love him. Quite simple really.