The hardest part of this transition…


This morning I’m very sad.

If you know me, you know that I LOVE my dogs very much and I have a strong emotional attachment to them. If you have dogs you will understand. Cesar Millan, the dog whisperer, would lecture me thoroughly for treating my dogs like human beings instead of like dogs. Oh well, too late now. They are my children. (Please don’t judge me.) I am about to leave them and my heart is breaking. I can’t stop crying. I’ll spend just a couple more days trying to help them adjust to a new home and a new family and a different routine and then I have to let them go.

I keep reminding myself that this call to Uganda is bigger than my dogs and I am willing to do this but it’s like I’m abandoning my babies. For all you dog lovers who know what this feels like, please help me through these next two days by praying for me and for Jack and Daisy. I can’t stop this painful separation…I just have to walk thru it on my way to God’s call on my life.

Please also pray for Jennifer Hollowell as she takes on the responsibility of two very high maintenance but lovable dachshunds. Her household is about to be turned upside down. She really is a saint and I thank God for providing this home for my dogs.

I’m opening up my hands and giving my little companions to The Lord for His care and for the sake of the Kingdom. If I can do this…the rest will be easy peasy.

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6 Responses to The hardest part of this transition…

  1. Jack says:

    Pets are family. You probably won’t get over this easily, but somehow God will give you the grace to get through it. Daisy and Jack will be well taken care of, and so will you. God’s peace, E.

  2. Robin Brooks says:

    I love you and grieve with you. I will lift your sweet obedient breaking heart to His arms. Soon you will share the story of how your Father provided and carried you through and your joy will be restored. May His abundant love engulf you.

  3. tamirobison says:

    I know how hard this must be, but it sounds like they are in good hands! It’s much harder on you than it is on them. I know you love them and have chosen someone who will love them and care for them just as you would. Praying for you during this transition. God bless you!

  4. Chrissy Leonard-Nelson says:

    Hi Elizabeth. Chrissy here we met in Namirembe in October last year. I know how you feel as I had to give my little cat to my friend Robin before I came to Uganda. It was very hard.Much worse than selling my house and leaving my friends and family as they understood and she couldn’t BUT my friend Robin loves her and they have become good friends. She also meets a need for Robin who is still struggling to adjust to life outside a Religious Order. I know Tuppence has helped her.
    Uganda has been an amazing experience and I have made some good friends here but I will be glad to go home. God has used me in some very unexpected ways but I have learned to go with the flow I hope all goes well with and Peter and Karen as you begin your big adventure. Love Chrissy

    • Hi Chrissy! It’s so good to hear from you! Thank you for your encouragement. I’m doing better today. I can feel the prayers of many friends. I would love to hear more about what you’ve been doing in Uganda since parting company. When do you go back to Wales? I’d like to also hear about your transition back into your culture after spending six months in Uganda. Blessings!

  5. karen tetrev says:

    Letting our dogs go was actually one of the hardest parts for us as well. So proud of you, and it comforts me to know Jennifer will be their serrogate mom for a while!

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