Sometimes you just have to think, is this what God really intended? You know, I do try to listen but sometimes I'm a little dense. I tell Him to make things very clear for me so I'll catch it. Today, I think He did that.
This whole dog adoption deal really upset me. Everyone I know is dumbfounded that I would be denied. Then, as I said yesterday, I went by the local humane society. (Which is SOOO not like me. Y'all know how I feel about that place.) The people were very nice there and each person I came in contact with went out of there way to help me with the dog I was asking about. When I got home, I emailed the shelter and asked them to please put my contact information on the dog's paperwork. Also let them know that I would email monthly to check on her status until she returns from the college.
This morning I got a response saying that they would gladly keep my information and looked forward to my monthly check ins. After I received the email, I got this overwhelming feeling that I needed to do more for the shelter, volunteer somehow. So I hopped on their website, looking at their volunteer information. There is was! Jumped off the screen at me. They need volunteers to photograph their animals. HELLO!!!
I immediately sent another email. I told my contact person that I would love to photograph the pets for the shelter. Maybe if we could get some cute pics, people would be more apt to adopt them. The response I got back, "That would be incredible!" So I told them to let me know what I needed to do to get started. After that, my mind started running with ideas. Why don't we do a calendar for the shelter? People are more likely to donate if they get something for their money. Okay, maybe I'm putting the cart before the horse, I haven't even took a picture yet. It's just that I'm pretty excited.
So maybe there was a bigger plan behind all this? I don't know but maybe I can help bunches of animals instead of just one.