Saturday, September 11, 2010

Boon Patience

My in-training therapy dog continues to be a source of therapy for me. Over the last few weeks, I have been quite ill. Boon just seems to know when I am not 100%. He lies beside me, barely leaving my side. His patience amazes me. Though he has to wait longer between trips outside, he does not whine or complain. He just waits. His presence and patience are sweet sources of comfort.

Because of my illness, Boon and I have missed several training sessions. Our daily practice has been sporadic. At times, I feel concerned that we are getting very behind...that it might take much longer to get to our therapy work than I had ever imagined. But I am learning from Boon. No whining. No complaining. Just wait. Wait on God. It will all come together in His time, and once the need to wait is past, realization of the goal will be even more precious.