Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Grace, A Gift From God


I was so in love with this family and their beloved dog. They were in town visiting relatives and booked a photography session while they were here. These images of Grace just melted my heart. A little back story (grab a tissue)...Grace had belonged to a woman in Nebraska and she was pretty much kept crated all day, every day. Her new owner Barbie heard about her from her sister, who knew about Grace's situation and the rescue society there talked the owner into giving her up to a new family who would be able to spend time with her. So Barbie and Mark rescued her and at first she didn't even know how to play she was so used to being crated. Barbie fell in love with her, this was her new best friend. A few months after getting her, Barbie found out she has Chronic Leukemia and I think that's where Grace comes in...Grace went totally blind not long after Barbie's diagnosis. I truly believe God sent Grace to her new family because they needed her, Barbie needed something to love and take care of so as not to dwell on her illness. A true love story of the best kind. Both are doing well, and except for a few bumps in new, unfamiliar surroundings Grace gets around great. I can tell you, she can hear a Frito bag from another room!

3 comments:

Barbie H. said...

you know, tears make it really hard to focus and type at the same time !! What beautiful, heartfelt words you used on your site about Grace, us and me. The image of Grace is captured so well....it exudes this little dogs sweetness!
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your loving words. (okay...these tears just won't stop....gonna have to do something about this.....heehee! )

Mark H. said...

Thanks for talking about Barbie and Grace on your blog...brought a few tears to my eyes...

Anonymous said...

Thoughts from Timmie!
I know this "little" family. I agree with Cathy, that God knew where Grace needed to be & who needed Grace, too! They couldn't be better matched! They are such a blessing for each other!