It is just what you do with that pitch. Make a home run or strike out. I don't know baseball. I thought it would be fun to pretend. So I was so ready to give up on dolly. She was gone for 4 days. Dead probably. Someone else loving her. Probably. Never knowing where she would be. probably. We grieved ( Nya and I Mostly) Saturday was about looking for her everywhere on Campus. We had about 100 people looking. There was no way to get out but she did. By Saturday night it was pouring rain and life was pouring rain too. Sadness is an understatement. But then when we were driving home from dinner. ( I had canceled cooking anything) We came upon a man on the side of the road that had been hit by a car. We turned around and too find him alive. We stayed there until other people came. We called the ABC doctor and took him to the city hospital. So many people drove by and did not stop. When we stopped we were the first ones to stop. Then about 4 other people stopped. They were all Christians and we prayed for him. The girls were really worried about him but we prayed and it was good opportunity to show them to love others and help even when we are scared too. because it is the right thing to do love your neighbor. So by the end of the evening we were toast. I woke up the next day to find out that a good friend of ours lots their son to Malaria( a different kind of Malaria that happens when you don't take the medicine that we are taking!) Most Malawians can't afford anitmalaria medicine. He was a year and seven months. Okay Lord That is too much. First Dolly, then the man on the side of the road and then a baby. But I really felt like God was saying do you trust me even when things don't make sense. The same place I had to be when we lost Will. Do you continue to serve a God that always does not make sense. I choose too and will continue too. He is all I have to lean on. HE is my rock. So to continue on with the story of course I felt silly to pray that Dolly comes home. A friend just lost their child Who I am to want a pet. But the loss of Dolly was really connected to the Loss of our son Will because his Birthday is Tomorrow the 7th of November. So It was all connected. I really believed that God could bring Dolly home but wasn't sure if it was in His plan. In my plans yes His I had to trust Him. Well- to say the least we got a message that some 7 men had found Dolly in the fields. They thought she was a baboon but they had heard on the radio or by posters that there was a lost missionary dog from ABC. So they chased here to ABC which was about 5 miles. She ran as fast as she could. She ran and they ran. They brought to the gate and she took off and Bob was there and saw dolly and she was home. you know it was like why do I get my dog and my friend loses his child. But He says Do you still trust me. Yes but I still got my opinions :)But I will still choose to trust. So here she is home right where she belongs sleeping with her friend...
We are going to go bring dinner to our friend Patrick and wife Dorothy and visit with him and his family tonight(We are bringing rolls and a live Chicken). Please pray that God will transform this heartache to peace and that they would be more like Him through this hard time.
Love you all and thank you so much for all your prayers for Dolly and us! We felt it!
Love- Amy louise for the family