I loved her so dearly; I'm still realizing just how much. Every time I walk now, I remember our walks. Every time I hear a dog bark, I remember how I am no longer afraid. I think of how she loved. She didn't hold it against me when she had to go to a shelter because we had no home. She would only wag her tail and jump up and down whenever we took her out. And when we finally had a home for her, here in Port Jervis, she took a victory lap around the house, around the garden, and voila! She was home.
Belle loved everyone.
What a model for Christian love! To love dearly, and deeply, without reservation, the way we are loved by Christ.
It is what we focus on during this season of Lent; how we take the radical love Christ has for us, into our lives, and our world.
Thank you, Belle.