Or while we're at it, can we pray they'll stay alive and well for a normal dog lifespan?!
On our anniversary weekend (celebrating 16 years!), we brought a pair of puppies home for the kids' Christmas present. Yes, we did.
The kids are in love with them, probably almost as much as I am. :)
Unbeknownst to us, it appears that at least one of them was likely getting sick even before the day we found them. Days after their arrival they progressively got sicker, 'til the day before yesterday we thought we might lose one. The vet, who is treating him with antibiotics, suspects that it's distemper which doesn't have any known effective treatment. For this reason, he is having us keep the dogs separated (even though since they're brothers, and until that moment shared every. single. germ.). This has been a LOT of work (more than your average puppy times two). And we must carry on in this way until the vet is sure that it isn't distemper but some cold or pneumonia or something else. Pray for me to have patience with everybody while we work through this!
But most of all will you just pray for our dogs? That they'll regain health and be playmates for our kids for years to come? And if God decides to let them die, will you pray for my kids to be sensitive to the Lord so that He can use the whole thing to work in them to His glory?