My little fluff friend is 6 months old but his story actually began 6 years ago when we had to say goodbye to our beloved family dog; a tall German Shepherd/Lab named Teddy. - -
As a single mom of 3 daughters, Teddy was the man of the house. He instinctively knew it was his job to watch after us.
When Alexa was just 3 years old she somehow got separated as we were picking strawberries in the field. It was the shepherd who guided her back. And every night Teddy checked on each daughter until they were asleep. Only then would he come back to me, let out a little sigh as if his day were finally complete, then release himself to sleep. Teddy was wise and caring and a little intimidating if you didn’t know him. But everybody knew Teddy, and has their own Teddy story to tell to this day.
Last year I felt the strongest, won’t go away urge, to adopt again. In my mind I thought, “Wouldn’t it be great if Teddy’s soul came back!” It felt like I was searching for a specific dog that would somehow recognize me. (Silly. I know.) Most expected I would go with a Shepherd again. After intensely searching for months, fell in like 3 times with dogs I couldn’t adopt (weird stories), I began loosing hope. I reminded myself that desire is a preview of destiny, and to believe one more time. So I did the same internet search I’d been doing but a different, non-shepherd, somewhat interesting pup popped up. I kept an open mind, luckily caught the foster mom by phone that evening, & arranged to meet the next day. Here’s where the story gets really fun.
The foster mom had me wait on the far side of her garage while she went out to the barn to carry in the pup. As they entered, his head whipped around when he sensed me. Without taking his eyes off me, he suddenly began to wiggle so much she had to sit him down. He immediately raced in a full-throttle sprint into my open arms. Have we met before?
Miracle Henry is very different from Teddy. But if Teddy could have come back as exactly what I need TODAY, Miracle Henry is it. I believe God answers our prayers and knows better then us what we need. If we let go in belief, great things beyond our imagination happen.