Welcome to my bittersweet life

Right on the heels of my proposal to Amy…

My cat is very sick. The Easter Lily I bought Amy for the proposal has poisoned my cat. She ate some leaves during the 2 hour time period it was in my house. I never have plants in the house so I didn’t think anything of it… until Jade didn’t show on Tuesday morning… and then I thought it was related to a different problem she was just getting over. Besides she was going to vet all day on Wednesday, they’d figure out what was up.

Right now, she’s at the vet recieving fluids to try to pull her out of it, but according to this article, there’s little hope. Jade was exposed 4 days ago… and ate a good amount of foliage.

My vet has been very encouraging, but short of a miracle, I fear I’ll be giving the OK to put her to sleep in just a few hours…

The last two weeks have been an absolute rollercoaster for me. From the highs to lows and everywhere in between. It’s hard to discern in the midst of all this what God is doing… but I must trust that it will all be used for good and His glory.

My pastor John responded to the news with this:

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.
—All Things Bright and Beautiful, a hymn by Cecil Alexander.

Unto Jade, Lord have mercy; Christ have mercy; Lord have mercy. Bring your healing. Amen.

The easter lily is a sign of the new life we find in Christ… and our (Amy and I) new life together.

Lord, let it be also be a sign of the new life you will give to Jade.