Out for a stroll tonight under a canopy of stars Bella and I are breathing some pretty cold air while the wind is dancing around us. It is awesome how even when I am tired nature has a way of wrapping her arms around me transferring energy of Light into the very core of my being. It leaves me feeling so alive and wanting to explore looking to reach out touching more.
So off we went into the night to do just that explore in the darkness of the evening hours with my Bella leading the way. Not too long into our adventure I thought to myself how readily I give up control to Bella to weave me around the neighborhood at night. Gosh, how I totally trust her to keep us safe.
Visualize if you may my Bella sniffing the ground and I of course stopping at every street corner to smell a wilted rose bud hanging on a snow covered branch. We must make a pretty funny sight to anyone paying attention to our nightly ritual… the two sniffers a sniffing.
Amazingly Bella and I have developed a mutual respect for each other’s needs; we both wait patiently for each other through our sniffing process. I have no idea how Bella feels with each new smell she inhales, but for me to smell a rose hanging on for dear life at this time of year is truly a gift from the heavens above. It is the cherry on the cake that gives me that extra boost of joy allowing my spirit to soar.
As our stroll into the night progresses we eventually make our way to the park where I find myself heading to my swing with a huge smile on my face. It has been a long time since I have viewed the night’s starry sky upside down while swinging. It is a magical experience to be lost in the stars against the darkness of the night’s sky, with the wind in the backdrop chanting away.
Bella by now curious as to what I am doing decides to approach me with caution as my swing starts to settle down. Lickety-split before I can turn my head right side up there she is sneaking in to greet me with one of her wet dog licks right on my lips. Giggling, I am honestly beginning to wonder if she can read my mind.
After many steps tonight we have made our journey homeward and now are inside cuddled together the two of us in bed. Bella is at my feet waiting patiently once again for me to close my lap top. Her goal is to sneak up as close to my face as she can get to settle in for the night. I wait for her one big dog sigh a few moments later, and she then closes her brown eyes drifting off to doggie dream land...soon she is fast asleep.
As I lay here in bed petting Bella’s head watching her breathe I realize how she is the last touch of love I feel before I close my eyes to chase my dreams in sleep. How Bella is also the first touch of love that greets me at the dawn of each new day.
As the chapter for this day comes to a close I feel so grateful to God that He paired the two of us up. How He knew we each needed to be saved, to be loved and gifted with trust.
My heart in prayer thanks God for giving me to Bella tonight...we make such an awesome pair!