This has been a crazy few months for me. Along with all of the normal writing, blogging, editing, etc., as I’ve mentioned a time or two, I’ve had 13 Labrador puppies in my world.
And this is the time they go to new homes. It’s quite bittersweet, as I’ve hand-raised these babies for 9 weeks, and of course love them all. What fun we have had!
But it’s time for them to become parts of their new families, to go boldly into the world, which is always such a joy to see!
I’m keeping girls, so it’s also time for them to start becoming full-fledged members of our family.
The thing is of course, I don’t just toss these babies to their new homes J Each family takes a good bit of time to go over everything puppy-related. I’m on-call 24/7 for the first few weeks, and am a resource for life as well.
So, we’ve been a bit tired here. It’s a good tired, as they say, but tired nonetheless!
And I’ve needed glimpses of inspiration sometimes as well. Especially the last few weeks.
You know how that is? You’re on track, doing all the good, things are even bliss, but you need a little inspiration to get through some days.
And then the coolest thing happened. After I let go and trusted the Universe had my back, oh, did something magical occur.
I had one baby boy who wasn’t spoken for (he actually was originally spoken for, but the family dropped out because of an unexpected promotion and move across country), and the right home just hadn’t come.
I stress over this, if I’m not careful. These babies are so precious, and only go to the very best families in the world!
I’d had inquiries on him, but they just weren’t right.
And then as I worked through my process, dealing with frustration, letting go of outcomes, and finally trusting, truly trusting the divine within me again, I reached that state of peace. Of knowing that this would work out in the perfect manner.
So then, in the exact right timing, with events I could never have orchestrated, the absolute coolest thing happened.
Not only did the precisely right call come, but a call from one of my true heroes. Yep, the family getting this special baby is one y’all all will know. I’ll ‘fess up once she says it’s okay.
But the point being, this is someone I admire and respect enormously, who has fought for issues near and dear to my heart, and even though initially defeated in her quest, she helped start a movement.
A movement I believe in to my core. And have helped work for as well (and when only my own new puppies remain, I’ll be diving in again with all four limbs!).
Imagine my sheer joy.
I’m able to put this precious boy into the hands of one of my heroes!
I almost don’t have words. Rare for me, I know. But I’m still in a state of unqualified awe.
Isn’t the timing of this Universe just amazing, if we let it flow in its own way, over its own course, without hindering and hampering with our doubts, our needing to control, wanting our own way no matter if it’s wrong.
If we just quit pushing that river uphill . . .
Or as Steve Maraboli said,“The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.”
I’m still amazed. And oh, so very grateful.
What’s opened up for you as you’ve let go and let god?
Award-winning writer and editor Susan Mary Malone is the author of the novels, "I Just Came Here to Dance" and "By the Book," as well as four co-authored nonfiction books, including "What’s Wrong with My Family?" and many published short stories. Forty-plus Malone-edited books have now sold to traditional publishers.