when life throws a curve ball {#OneBeautifulThing}

This is NOT a bulldog.

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But as it turns out, he's the perfect dog for us in this season of our lives.

He was a gift from good, kind friends, who wanted to bless us in the midst of our recent loss. And a gift he has been. I cried with him in my lap the whole drive home because he wasn't our beloved Bully. But I quickly decided that I didn't want him to be.

No dog will ever replace Deacon in our hearts, but friends, I have to tell you, it is SO healing to have a wagging tail in the house. He has wiggled his way into our hearts proving once and for all that a heart always has room for more love.

His name is Toby Albert Sonic McGlothlin (that's what happens in a house full of boys) and he's my one beautiful thing this week friends, what's yours?

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