Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Day 24 -- Lissie's Loves

You can't know our daughter Lissie (20) long without becoming aware of two of her favorite things--dogs and reading. As I caught her cuddling with our sleepy dog Sunshine this afternoon, I accidentally captured both loves in one photo: the pup in the foreground and Lissie's bookshelf behind her.

Sunshine outgrew being a lap dog not long after we added her to the family. However, she still enjoys being held by Lissie as though she didn't extend far beyond the confines of her lap. Our family's adoption of Sunshine was utterly unexpected. The kids' dad had told them over and over that we were a ONE-dog family. Then in God's mysterious way, He lead us to rescue this quirky dog just before our adoption of Daria, Alexander and Oksana in November 2010. Through this goofy dog, who looks like a cartoon character, God has graced us with many, many laughs which He has used to knit the 14 of us together. Laughter is a powerful healer.

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