Tuesday Trench Truth
Have you ever been so excited about the way something should turn out according to the plan? What do we do when it doesn’t happen, or doesn’t look the way we thought it would?
I recently had that experience with my little Aniesi…I finally became willing to having her cut way down to help with comfort and decrease the matting issue. She’s a silky Terrier, so her hair mats easily. I had done my research, especially about regrowth, and I found a picture of what I thought would be the perfect cut/style for her. Took her to the groomers and could hardly wait to pick her up.
It was nothing like what I had planned. I was so incredibly disappointed I can’t even put into words, but then another feeling began to consume me. I was so ticked off and wanted to scream “What about the picture did you not understand?!”
But I didn’t.
I can’t even tell you how much biting of my tongue I had to do while I paid for the cut and gathered my now weird-looking fur baby in my arms. To say I was angrily exasperated is putting it mildly but instead of taking it out on the groomer, I let it out in my car, ending up in tears of frustration.
Every time I look at her now, I remind myself that her hair will grow back, and at least I didn’t say anything that I need to take back. So grateful for His grace that helps me be gentle in times of frustration and anger.
In His Grip,
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