Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My Comfort Really Doesn't Matter, Part 1

Recently, Matthew and I decided to take Mindy with us when we walked to school in the morning. Everything was going along just fine until Matthew was going into the school and Mindy and I were going home. That sneaky little dog got the leash in her mouth, chewed it apart and ran back to school to play with Matthew!
I nearly had a heart attack for fear that dumb dog was going to run into the road or parking lot and get killed. But grace prevailed and Matthew caught her before harm came.
I took Mindy from Matthew's arms and carried her all the way home. At one point - when my arms were very tired - I was holding her loosely, rather than all snuggled up in my arms. I looked at her and said, "Gosh, I bet this isn't very comfortable for you, is it, girl?" But then, as I considered the stunt she'd just pulled, I re-thought my sympathy and said, "You know what, Mindy? Right now your comfort really doesn't matter to me!"
My dog had acted disobediently, had risked her life and my heart (Not to mention my kids' hearts! If she had gotten run over - oh! They would have been absolutely heart-broken!) and at the moment, all I wanted to do was get her home. Indeed - her comfort was not my greatest concern.

And if that episode was not God preparing me for what He had to say to me a day later, well, I don't know what it was!

In the interest of keeping my posts short-ish, I'll tell you the rest of the story tomorrow.



luvmy4sons said...

Awesome lesson extracted from that! And so true! God is not as concerned about our comfort as He is with making us like His Son! Love it!

Irritable Mother said...

Leslie - That's right! And He showed me that truth very clearly...Tune in tomorrow.

gianna said...

I totally agree! I was wondering what this story was going to be about. I have thoughts about this that I might do my own post about.

Patricia/NYC said...

Ahhh...a cliffhanger!! ;)

Seriously, this made me think of so many times I was not "comfortable" only to learn a very big lesson later on!

Looking forward to part 2!

Irritable Mother said...

Gianna - Just trying to keep you guessing! *grin*

Patricia - It isn't that I'm trying to keep you hanging. I just have a thing with long posts - and try to avoid them. *wink*

Angie Muresan said...

Thanks for making me laugh, although I am sure you were very upset.

Irritable Mother said...

Angie - I can laugh about it now, too. But you're right. I was quite upset at the time. *grrr*

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Catching up! Yesterday was a busy day and a wild ride for me emotionally. Headed over to today's post to finish.


Irritable Mother said...

Leah - Wild in a good way, or a bad way?

My ADHD Me said...

More than once, I have stared in terror as my dog has broken loose and run in front of a car only to dodge it at the last moment!