So we’ve had to end this dog-round-2.
Reasons we could give, but that’s the conclution.
Two nights ago after the new home was nearly confirmed I told the girls. Melody was impassive, but Natasha was very sad. Distressed.
I told her what I could, and felt how unhappy she was about it. And prayed about it. Thought a lot (and asked advice) about what else to say.
Came up with nothing. Kept praying.
Next morning Natasha got up and, very cheerful and lucid (she’s not normally a morning person), explained that she was very sad last night but she thought about it and had a dream, and was thinking about it and now she knows that Shadow just has to go.
“Because, she’s just, got to go.” She gesticulated with her open hands and made that self-conscious grin and the half-laugh she gives when she’s testing the waters about being more grown-up.
Just like that. The most simple, basic answer to prayer I could have gotten.
God is so good.