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All in One Week's Time: A New Home, a Chewed-Up Husband and a Grandbaby (A True Story)

Updated on September 7, 2016
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Our New Home in the Country

Our new home in the country.
Our new home in the country. | Source

All Within One Week's Time


Oh joy, we had finally sold our house in the city of strife (another hub for another day) and moved to our new home in the country. Oh, how serene. We were so looking forward to just coming and going back and forth to work and home, minding our own business and keeping a low profile, after what we had been through living in the city of strife. So, now we are here, on our very first day!


Unpacking


The front garage was full of unpacked boxes, so I started unpacking the dishes, as we would need them right away. My husband was outside setting up invisible fencing for our dogs, a little Jack Russell named Cookie, and a half Chow/Shar Pei named Bear, who was ten years old. Obviously, our new home did not have a fence to contain the dogs, so we thought the best thing to do until we could get a fence was try the invisible fencing out.

Earlier that morning, my husband went a few houses down to a person who groomed dogs, as Bear’s hair was so thick, the collar would not fit. Bear wagged his fluffy tail and went to this other family’s home, who had numerous dogs, and Bear was just as happy as he could be. Our children grew up with Bear, and when we sold our house in the city, we did not even have to worry about Bear bothering any of the people who came to look at our house when it was up for sale.

Now, Cookie, the little Jack Russell, who thinks she is a big dog, apparently, can be ferocious when she wants. One time in the city, for some strange reason we had an otter to get into our back yard. I am assuming that was due it having had rained so hard for so long, the large drainage ditches running through the neighborhood were overflowing, the otter must have come up through the sewer system. But sure enough, Cookie chased that otter with its large fangs, and where was Bear during this whole time? Well, he was back in the corner of the yard scared to death.

Disturbing Reality

So, anyway, back to the putting up of the dishes. My husband had already returned from getting Bear’s neck shaved. My husband put Cookie in the front garage until he could get Bear ready to go. Well, while I was standing on a kitchen chair putting the dishes in the cabinets, I kept hearing this faint sound in the distance. What is that sound? Well, I continued on with the putting up of the dishes, and there is that faint sound again. I thought again, what is that sound? I stopped putting up the dishes and strained to hear and it sounded as if someone was screaming for help in the distance.

Shock

I stepped down from the kitchen chair and walked towards the back French door and opened it, and sure enough I could hear “HELP, HELP.” I walked out on to my deck and down the stairs and followed the sound of the screaming, which was coming from the side of our new home. As I turned to go in that direction, my eyes saw the most horrific sight I’ve ever seen in my life. It was like something straight out of a Stephen King novel or movie, as I saw my poor husband flat on his back, covered in blood, and Bear on top of him, also covered in blood, attempting to chew my husband’s right arm off of him!!! It was just like that movie Cujo.

I just froze and then screamed, “Bear!!!” And Bear looked up at me, but that was not the Bear I knew, his eyes were like the eyes of a demon or something. I knew right then if I even tried to walk over there, I, too, would be chewed up! Thankfully, I had my cell phone in my pocket and it had really great reception that day. Praise the Lord!!!

Emergency Personnel Arrive


The Sheriff, local police chief, Fire Rescue and the Paramedics showed up just within five minutes, which is a miracle, as most of them are volunteers and happened to be on duty that day! If we were still in the city, my husband would have bled to death by the time anyone showed up.


Once they arrived, I ran out of the front of our house to the side where my husband was lying and just dropped on my knees on the ground before the Lord and started praying out loud for His mercy.


They could not get Bear off of my husband no matter what they tried. They even used a Taser weapon on the poor dog, and he still would not release from my husband. Then finally for some unknown reason, Bear just let go and jumped right through the invisible fencing, which was still on, and started running around the neighborhood, all covered in blood, where children were at play. I will not go into details about that for the sake of all animal lovers.

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Invisible Fencing


Turns out what happened was, when my husband turned on the invisible fencing, poor Bear just happened to be standing right in the zone, without any warning, and they believe he had a seizure in his brain.


Be warned, if you are thinking of using the invisible fencing, be sure your dog is not an aggressive dog breed. We read that in the instructions, but in our minds we NEVER thought of Bear as an aggressive dog, as the whole time our children were growing up, their friends would come over to our home and swim. When we had our home up for sale, the realtors and people interested in buying our home, would walk right back into the backyard with not one peep out of Bear. So, we were shocked to say the least. Although Bear was not an aggressive dog, he was a breed of dog that is considered to be aggressive.

Cookie at Home

Cookie at home.
Cookie at home. | Source


Our other dog, Cookie, the Jack Russell,


does just fine with the invisible fencing and


we have never had any problems with her.


Hospital Stay


Finally, the paramedics decided to take my husband to a hospital in another county, as that hospital has an infectious disease specialist. So, I ran back into my house to get my purse as I was going to ride with him in the ambulance. When I came out, everyone was gone, including my husband in the ambulance. I had no clue where or how to get to that hospital in the other county. The neighbors tried to tell me a ‘short cut” of how to get to the Interstate to go north to the hospital. I was so upset, that I really should not have been driving, much less trying to find my way around county roads that I have never been on before. After driving around and around to no avail, I realized I was getting nowhere and tried to make it back to my house or a familiar road. Once I finally got back to my street, I asked another neighbor the simplest way (no so-called short cuts) to get to the Interstate, and then it was no problem.

Country Roads Take Me Home

Driving down the country road on my daily commute.
Driving down the country road on my daily commute. | Source

On the way to the hospital, for some reason, I started thinking about my husband when he was on the ground bleeding, and how calm he was, after having to call for help. I was just wondering what was going through his mind at that time. So, later I asked him just that – what was going through his mind after being chewed up by his own dog of ten years and how was he so calm. My husband is not known to be very calm. Anyway, my husband said that he while he was in the ambulance and earlier, he had been thinking about Jesus and his stripes that he bore for us. He thought, if Jesus could bear that for him, he knew he could bear those wounds and scars, and then he was so peaceful about it all.

I asked my husband if he wanted to move out of that house, as our first memory in our new home is a very bad one for sure! And he said, no, that he loves our new home and we are here for a reason.

Oh, to top it off, our 17 year old grey-striped tabby cat never moved with us. She started freaking out several weeks before we even moved as she could sense something was going on when we started packing everything up and moving things around. She was an indoor/outdoor cat, and on the day we had the moving truck, she went outside and never returned that day. My daughter was so upset and said that we could not move without Kitty. My daugher had moved into an apartment in the city. So, that night we came back to the city to try to find her, and we saw her, but she did not want to come to us. So strange. Finally, we caught her, and she just scratched us up, we had to let go of her. Even my daughter tried to place her in her car and she just scratched my daughter up too. My daughter came back to our old house everyday to try to get her, and finally the new owners of our old house said Kitty was crying at the side kitchen door wanting to come in. So we set a cage trap and finally caught her, and she went to live with my daughter in the apartment. We learned the hard way that older pets do not move well to say the least!!!

Alarm

My husband had to stay in the hospital for two or three days receiving IVs of very high-powered antibiotics to prevent infection. One night I came home very late to get some clean clothes, etc., and the whole house was dark and when I opened the front door, I heard a beeping noise and then the words, “Warning intruder alert!” I thought, now am I the intruder or is there one already here? The previous owners had supposedly had the alarm disconnected, and it had never gone off before then, but of course we had only been at the house a couple of days. Since we just moved in and had nothing on the walls or anything, and with the 12 foot ceilings and hardwood floors, everything seemed to echo and creak when I walked. We did not even have a chance to get the cable turned on or anything yet. I was so thankful Cookie, my dog, was there with me. If there had been a real intruder, she would have been going crazy barking. So, it was about 3:00 a.m. and I had to figure out how to stop the alarm, as I did not have a code or anything.

I called the alarm company and they said I had to disconnect it myself. I found one box where the battery was in the laundry room, and that was easy to disconnect, but the beeping kept on and on. Then the alarm company told me I had to go down into the basement as it must be wired into the electrical system in the walls. Well, we do not have a basement, but our home does sit up high, and it is just a creepy space underneath the house that one can walk in, but with no lights and spiders, etc. – NO WAY!!! I just happened to look down in the back foyer to the garage area and noticed a black little box in the wall socket, and that was it, thankfully. Only thing is, it was live electricity going through those wires. I somehow managed to get it unplugged without electrocuting myself. Praise the Lord!

Home from the Hospital

Finally, my husband came home from the hospital, and then the very next day guess what happened next.

Back Home Again

Back home again.
Back home again. | Source

Our First Granddaughter is Born!

How precious is she.

Precious First Granddaughter

Precious first granddaughter.
Precious first granddaughter. | Source

Newborn Life

My son was comforting his first baby girl.
My son was comforting his first baby girl. | Source
My son in NICU with his daughter, my granddaughter.
My son in NICU with his daughter, my granddaughter. | Source

So, off to the city to see my sweet granddaughter.

During labor, something went wrong and her little heart rate went too low, so she had to stay in the NICU for newborns for a couple of days. When the nurses where trying to hook my granddaughter up to all sorts of things, she was fretting a little, and so my son (whose voice she already knew) came over and talked to her softly and she claimed down right away. That was so sweet to see. It happened every time she started fretting from what the nurses were doing, she would immediately calm down when she heard my son’s voice.

That’s how it is when I hear our Heavenly Father’s voice, I just calm down immediately.


Back and Forth from the Country to the City

So for a couple of days or so, I had late night drives back up to our new home, and hour away.

One night I was so tired and the last stretch of road from one town to my town, there are train tracks along the left side of the road, but the tracks never cross the main road going from one town to our town. In the distance, I could see that a train was coming, and in my head I started singing that Johnny Cash song, “I Hear That Train A Coming” and I knew that whenever a train crosses a side street junction, it blows its whistle.

"I Hear the Train A Comin"


It was so dark down that stretch of road, and I was so tired from that whole week, that I really was not thinking too clearly and my eyes were so blurry, and when the train and my car were about parallel to each other, guess what, the train must have crossed an intersection and blew its horn. Boy, you talk about waking me up and scaring me to death, as when you are that close to a train and it blows its horn, it is almost deafening!!! For a minute, I thought that the train was going to cross the road in front of my car, as I could not see the little side road in that pitch darkness. So I cried out “Lord!!!” and closed my eyes. Then a few moments later, feeling a little dumb, I opened my eyes, as I was still alive. Ha.


All in one Week's Time

So, this is my story of what can happen in just one week’s time – a new home, a chewed-up husband and a grandbaby. How so very sweet of the Lord to bless us with our beautiful first grandbaby at the end of that week! He is sweet like that, you know.

When I went back to work after being off that week due to the new home, chewed-up husband and a new grandbaby, everyone commented that usually major events in our lives happen over a period of time and not within just one week. That was a little over four years ago, and we have loved living here.

I have learned to not tell God (after I think I’ve had a little bit of a tough year),“Well, God, I know this next year just has to be a little easier!” No, no, no ---I do not even say one word about that, as He just laughs because He knows through trials and tribulations our character is being developed and we are becoming stronger and stronger – just to prepare us for the next trial and to glorify Him, once we have made it through the trial. I once heard Kay Arthur on Faith Radio say, “Suffering is the pathway to glory.” What? But I understand perfectly what she means by that statement, now.

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you will be mature and complete, not lacking anything. Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.” James 1:2-4 (Emphasis added.)

Wow, not lacking anything ---I know I have a long way to go to be perfected, and I am ready. I am just so glad He is not finished with me yet!!!

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you will be mature and complete, not lacking anything. Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

— James 1:2-4

I can only Imagine



We are only here for a very short while,


so when He is ready to call me home to


my true home, Heaven,


I can only imagine how that will be!!!






@ Copyright Faith Reaper July 13, 2012 (All rights reserved)


Mercy Me "I Can Only Imagine"

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Audrey, Wow, two lovely Audreys here in one day ...a double blessing without a doubt! Yes, it was a terrible shock about our pet and then the sweet Lord God blessed us that same week with our precious granddaughter. We have not had three major life events happen all in one week since. However, we have had plenty of other trials, like breast cancer and God healed me. We still praise Him. God bless you.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Dearest Audrey, Yes, she, our granddaughter, is so precious and the sweetest blessing ever, as are our other two grandchildren ...another granddaughter and a grandson, with yet another grandson on the way! My son has been busy. All my grandchildren love spending weekends with us at our home in the country. It is the only home they know of that has been Nanny and Paw Paw's. I think I needed that scripture too this day, sweet woman, especially hearing of all that is going on in the world. Thank you for your kind words, lovely Audrey. Blessings to you and yours.

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      Audrey Selig 2 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Dear Faith - What a horrible experience to undergo. I am so glad you are all ok. The dog story is so scary, but I have heard of strange things like that in the past. God was with you and watching over you every minute of that day. The new baby was a pleasant surprise, a happy event born out of tragedy. Sharing. blessings, Audrey

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      By now that adorable little granddaughter is walking around and showing her independence. The message you have delivered in this hub comes at a time when I need it so much. "Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him."

      It's easy to be so distracted by trials and forget that they can be a blessing. This is when our faith in the Almighty is tested.

      Thank you beautiful Faith for your story and lesson. Sharing.

      Blessings to you, wonderful lady.

      Audrey

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Audrey,

      Thank you for stopping to read about my one week of a truly roller coaster of a wild ride of ups and down.

      Things have been slow as a snail's pace since that week for the past eight years. I still have my hour commute into the city each day during the work week though. I am always happy when I arrive home.

      Blessings

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello ologsinquito,

      I'm so sorry I missed your comment from 17 months ago! Thank you for reading. Yes, indeed ...a wild ride.

      We are still living in the small town/country and it has been so serene and peaceful ...after that first day and week. It is going on almost eight years now.

      Blessings

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      This is a wild ride--so much up and down!

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      ologsinquito 3 years ago from USA

      What a wild ride. It's good to know that it had a happy ending.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest Michael,

      So glad you dug this old one up here! You missed my latest. : ) I loved digging up some of your older poetry, for it was, even back then, and still is so very beautiful this day.

      Yes, that was a trying time, such is life, and looking back now, I can see just how He worked all things out for good.

      Love and peace to you always,

      Faith (Tree) Reaper : )

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Wow... Faith .. this is a deep experience .. I feel that I know you so well my dearest ..! I know why you are so strong ansd have such courage that no matter what confronts you in your life .. you will persevere.! Love this write Faith , especially the strength of your words at the end of your write.. I will keep these for my own reference now ..

      You have once again .. gave me resolve and know that the Lord is within me and will always keep me strong ..when I need him ..

      Love you .. Tree..!

      Michael

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Ps,

      Yes, this all happened over five years ago last month. I know there is a reason behind everything, and we are still loving our home we moved into back on that first day when this happened. Now, recently, as you know, our other pet is no longer with us.

      Life still goes on and we must persevere through all of it, and we are stronger for it. I know you know this all too well dearest friend.

      Angels headed your way too, Faith Reaper

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      It does seem sometimes, Faith, that when it rains it pours. And like your husband said to you, you all were there for a reason. I do so believe that we have things happen and run into people in person or on line like this because we are supposed to. It is part of God's plan for us even though we may not fully understand it at the time.

      God is good. And I am thankful that all came out well for you all.

      Sending Angels and blessings to you and your family today :) ps

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest PS,

      You're right, He does not promise an easy road, but tells us in His word that we will face many trials of many kinds each and every day, so we really should not be surprised.

      It was a week like no other, that is for sure, but all is well now. Praise Him! To God be the glory!!!

      Thank you so much for your wonderful comments to add to this hub to glorify Him.

      I have been remiss in commenting, as we have had the girls up for four days, and just now back home after taking them back to their daddy.

      Yes, His ways are not our ways, thank Him about that fact for sure!!! His plans for our lives are always much better than anything we can come up with, and I know He works all things out for good, although, it may not seem like it at the moment.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Oh, Dear Faith,

      God did not promise an easy walk, did He? He only promised to walk with us every step of the way and carry us when we need to be carried. You had a plate that was overflowing, bam, bam, bam, one thing right after another. But you weathered the storm as our God is there for you and for us each day. This was a most poignant retelling of your journey. I am so glad I chose this one to read today. God leads us to where He wants us to go for sure. Love in Christ, ps

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Gypsy Rose Lee, thank you so much. I know the enemy did not want us here, but God did, so we are still here and happy!!! God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thanks for sharing Faith. This was an interesting and needless to say heart thumping story. Glad it all worked out and hubby and granddaughter are thriving and healthy. The Lord is so wonderful I know He was with you all the way. God bless.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Sparklea - Wow, thank you for the most beautiful words to glorify our King!!! I know we all have stories of how the Lord works in our lives, and it is usually through trials and tribulations, so that is why I call my stories my, "boasting in the Lord stories." I believe we are to remember His miracles and His mighty works and deeds and tell the whole world. I know He works all things out for the good of those who love Him. I sure do love Him and I know you do too. You are a blessing to me to know via Hub Pages. Thank you for the lovely comments. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Sparklea 5 years ago from Upstate New York

      Hi Faith! I know I wrote you about this hub, but have to comment on it briefly here. Your user name is so appropriate! You ARE a "faith reaper" for you truly reap what you sow...the law of cause and effect...you sow so many beautiful testimonies, stories and blessings through HubPages...you have no idea of the multitudes of people you inspire, me being one of your greatest fans.

      So sorry your cat passed, but it was one lucky animal to have a loyal family who diligently pursued...found...and gave her an additional lifetime with your daughter. THAT is LOVE.

      The picture of your grandbaby brings tears to my eyes.

      This hub is a testimony of how God is always there, through thick and thin.

      To be honest I am speechless. Can't believe I even found a few words to say. You are an incredible human BEING because God lives in you and gives you these spectacular stories to share.

      Blessings, Sparklea :)

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Wow Mekenzie, you are truly blessed with 11 grandchildren!!! Yes, the Lord was sweet to bless us like that at the end of that week for sure. We love living here and I know the enemy was trying to get us out of here that very first day for sure, but we will stand firm always. Thank you for your wonderful comments dear Sister. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Susan Ream 5 years ago from Michigan

      Faith, oh my what a crazy week you had. I am so glad it did not spoil your husbands love for your new home. Jesus was ministering to him right in the midst .. cool testimony! Your house is beautiful! How scary and confusing it must have been to see your dog turn into a real bear. Your granddaughter is so precious and you can see how her Daddy adores her. Nice to have such a blessing at the end of that week.

      Thank you for sharing a part of your life interspersed with your faith in our Father God. Enjoy that grandbaby .. I have 11 and they are the loves of my life.

      Blessings to you!

      Mekenzie

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Gottabegod, I know the enemy did not want us here for a reason, but his schemes did not work. Praise the Lord!!! I am so thankful to my God for you and pastor too and new church family. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Tracia Bussey 5 years ago from Southern USA

      Oh my, what an experience! I knew you had mentioned some of this story to me in pieces but to read it all at once - it was almost more than I could stand! I am so glad all that didn't scare you guys away or else we would have never met!

      God bless!

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      mollymeadows - I like that one!!! It has been very happy since that week four years ago. Praise the Lord!!! Thanks for the great comments. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

      Faith, wow. I'm glad your husband is okay! You and your husband saw some drama right off the bat in your new home! But it reminds me of a saying on a bookmark I used to have...to the effect, of, if something bad happens in the morning the rest of your day can only get better, right? Here's hoping that the rest of your life in your new home will be happy and peaceful!

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Bedbugabscond, thanks so much for the awesome comment. That is exactly why I share. We all have those stories of trials and tribulations and can look back and see God's strength getting us through it. God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Melody Trent 5 years ago from United States

      Wow, what an incredible story. Thank you for sharing it with us. It is nice to hear about others lessons and how they have reflected on it to become a stronger person!

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      kashmir - Oh, thanks, this week happened over four years ago when we moved into our home. I just wrote about that week because it was such a strange week, but the Lord ended it well with the granddaughter, who is four years old now, and I have another one who is two and one on the way. So I am very blessed and we love living here. Thanks for reading and commenting. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Faith, congrats on the new grand-baby, sorry to hear about your husband and dog. Very strange start at your new home, Hope this next week and weeks to come will be much better and happier. Sending blessings your way my friend !

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Amen, a lot to be thankful for. He gives us strength to get through anything. Thanks for reading and commenting. May your day be blessed in the Lord. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      cynthtggt 5 years ago from New York, NY

      What a week you had! But you hung on and like the name you give yourself, you reaped in patience and perserverence. Your granddaughter is beautiful. So much to give thanks for and more to reap. God bless.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Dearest Jackie - Thank you so much for sharing, and I know He has placed good things in your life. These events happened over four years ago when we first moved to the country. I believe the enemy did not want us here for some reason. Our granddaughter is four now and such a joy! God bless you.

      moonlake - Yes, everyone should be aware of the warning on the invisible fencing for the aggressive dog breeds. All is well now, and we love living here, as those events happened four years ago. Thank you for reading and commenting.

      Dearest lord - thank you for your lovely comments and I do believe we were meant to be here, and someone did not want us to be, and tried his best to get us to leave after that first day, but we are still here and God has worked miracles in our lives ever since that week four years ago. You are a treasure, and I am blessed to know you via hub pages.

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Amazing experience Faith,

      Was surprised by a happy ending of the size of a gracious and delightful grand daughter. Your tribulations were put to the test and you were strong as it was asked in the Bible. Your writing was captivating and truly engrossing. I'm glad you are tasting a piece of paradise on that hill, and hopefully we will have Faith for so many years. Because I know in my heart you have a mission in here. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful story with us. So uplifting!

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      Congratulations on the new grandbaby. So happy your husband is ok. What a terrible thing to happen.

      So sorry about your beautiful dog. My aunt and uncle had a dog like this he was raised with children but he was the meanest dog I ever knew. He was still trying to bite us even when he only had a few teeth. I never knew this about the fences. We have an invisible fence. In fact after our Lab died last month the fence was off and our Springer still will not cross the fence, he doesn't realize it is no longer on.

      We had a cat that did what your cat did. We kept going back until one day we were finally able to catch him.

      Voted up.

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      So horrible about your dog and husband. I know you explained why it happened but I knew of a dog like that a woman had and then she raised a little girl up with it and they got along fine and then one day it almost tore her face off. People really should not risk animals like these and I had to say that. My cat is 17 so I understand that, indoor/outdoor too so I am sure she misses it if she can't go out. Well your husband is OK and you have a beautiful grand baby so things will take a better turn and wipe out all the bad memories in no time I am sure. God has put good things in my life to help me overcome some really bad years living through the deaths of my mom, dad and a young granddaughter. What do people do that don't have Him?

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      glmclendon - Amen on that one!!! I know He blessed us with our first grandbaby at the end of that week, as He knew that was about all we could take for sure. He is good. Thanks for reading and commenting. Stay well my Brother in Christ. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      glmclendon 5 years ago

      Faith., all I can say is WOW! God knows how much we can bear, Good HUB, Glad you and your family made it through.

      Stay Well

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      My precious Sister in Christ Helen, thank you so much for the lovely comments. He is so very awesome indeed! Thank you so much for reading and always leaving wonderful comments. God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      oceansider 5 years ago

      Dear Faith Reaper, my sister,

      Wow!....So many things happened like you said, in this short time...moving, your husband being attacked by the dog and your granddaughter being born! I am so thankful that your husband will be alright....God took good care of him and kept him calm during this horrible trial!....and as you said, the baby was born at the end of all of this....yes God does do wonderful things like that all the time!....He is so awesome that He never ever ceases to amaze me!! And, the video by Mercy Me..."I Can Only Imagine" is one of my favorite songs....I was crying as I watched and listened to it!....Thanks so much for writing and the photos of your new home, sharing part of your life with us!....

      I pray for the Lord's blessings for you and your family.....

      Take care, Helen

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      teaches - Thank you dear one for always reading and understanding. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Congratulations on your little granddaughter. Suffering is a part of our life and it is hard to understand when it hits, but when God is there it is used to help us grow. Thanks for the encouragement on understanding life's journey. Blessings!

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Dearest Pamela, I wasn't signed in a minute ago when I wrote a comment, so I am writing a new one. Thanks so much. Everything is lovely now, as that was a little over four years ago, and my granddaughter is four now, and I have another two year old granddaughter and a grandson on the way. God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      What a terrible beginning to the time in your new home. It is good to know the dangers of putting up an invisible fence. I'm sure things will improve daily and you will be enjoying that new granddaughter soon. I pray for peace in your lives. God Bless.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      wetnosedogs - Thanks so much. Yes, it was a terrifying experience. My granddaughter is four now and as beautiful and well as ever. God Bless.

      Barnsey - Thank you so much, yes he was a big part of our family and he is missed very much. Thanks for reading and commenting.

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Barnsey 5 years ago from Happy Hunting Grounds

      Glad all are well and my condolences for your poor dog. He was a part of your family also.

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      wetnosedogs 5 years ago from Alabama

      Oh my! Sorry to hear that happened to your husband and Bear. Thankfully, your husband and grandbaby are o.k.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Yes, it was quite a week to say the least. Ha. That was over four years ago, and I am thankful have not had another week such as that one. God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Wow what a week you have had..i am so glad your husband is alright..and your new grandbaby...Praise the Lord...love your hub....debbie