I came home today only to find a message on my answering machine from my termite company saying that Lily had jumped and gone crazy at seeing the termite man on the porch. (That's perfectly normal, considering she's just coming into her own and realizing that her job is to protect the family) The next statement came as a complete shock... "somehow your dog got herself hung on the screen door and by the time Eric could get to her it was too late." I dropped my soup can and ran to the back door. She looked as though she were just sleeping. Banging on the door I realized my precious pup had indeed passed.
I went outside to sit with her while I called Mike, knowing he would be devastated. He was. We decided it was best to bury her before we told the kids...to spare them the sight of her lifeless body. Since we didn't know exactly what happened we stuck with that when hammered with questions. The kids were crushed. Tears were flowing and and hugs were flying. Needless to say it has been a very emotional day for our family. We have decided to all take the day off tomorrow. We can all be thankful that, although Lily was only with us for a short time, God's plan is perfect and although we don't see it now...we can trust in Him.