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Jumping

Every night when my husband and I are getting ready to fall asleep, Vern jumps up on our bed, pushes his way between our bodies, and settles in for the night. On the other hand, Bee, our Frenchie with longer legs than Vern, has never learned the art of jumping. She settles for a bed with a couple of doggie blankets on the floor below.

I never thought about the ability to jump as much as I have since I fractured my leg. Given I can’t put any weight on my left foot, if I am to move over a barrier or down or up a flight of steps, I have to jump. Now, I don’t know about you, but as time has passed, my body doesn’t leave the ground as easily as it did when I was younger.

It’s strange how some people can leave the ground with the greatest of ease while others stay put in their situations. This can be true both physically and spiritually. We can all have the tendency to be like Bee, settling on the floor below. But then for some reason or another, we are forced to jump.

“But those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)

No matter our situation, we were created to not only jump but soar.

Vern can clearly jump onto whatever piece of furniture he wants to. Bee has to wait for someone to pick her up and is usually bound to the ground. I’m discovering the ability to jump can be difficult, but possible. And as I recover from my upcoming surgery, I’m hoping I will eventually soar.

Published by Cora Darrah

Hello. My name is Cora. I live in Durham, North Carolina with my husband and two French Bulldogs, Vern and Bee. For thirty-two years, I taught children with unique needs. When I was eligible for retirement, I decided it was time to explore life from a different perspective. So with pen and paper, I have taken up blogging about two of the most extraordinary pets I know. More important than my pooches, is my relationship with God. I love God! He has blessed me with the gift of writing and I want to share what he is teaching me as I look through the eyes of four legged friends. So if you would like to experience how God works in all his creatures, join us on our adventure! When I first started blogging, my Frenchie, Carl inspired me through his crazy antics. But as life has it, Carl had to leave this world at the tender age of four. After a period of mourning for my little guy, I brought Vern home where he has ruled the roost. Oh, did I mention Bee, the Frenchie with a girl attitude and enough spunk to keep Vern in line. Come along beside us as we dive into God’s word and learn morsels of the treasures that only the scriptures can teach us. Vern and Bee would love to get to know you as well, so please feel free to follow us and share your comments….

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