Thursday, June 08, 2006


Oh my word. Mom and I went to Pets n Pals today, to look at the kittens. *smile* No cat is yet living here. We're still hoping Fuzzball is alive, maybe he's just taking a vacation. *shrug*

But back to the cute kitties, ooooooooo! So cute. One of them was sick, it'll probably die. :'( I want a kitty cat. But for 79 bucks!?! No thanks. Oh well.

On to the other subject: my parents. They love me so much, I guess I didn't realize how much.

"because the LORD disciplines those he loves,
as a father the son he delights in." -Proverbs 3:12

My Dad does stuff to protect me, not to make my life miserable. I guess I've always known that but recently it's become very obvious. It's because he loves me so much. Our relationship has grown and changed since he had cancer and now that he's been retired for almost two years we know each other better than before. We have

People don't reprimand someone they have no attachment to or no love for, they do it because they don't want to see that person get hurt.

I've asked my Dad's advice about stuff in the last couple days... He's answered wisely. Just like my Mom, we were talking about a situation in the car today. Things just started to make sense. Because by myself I'd be absolutely lost, but with God and people who are in authority in my life I receive wisdom.

Here's a good post by Heidi on the subject.

My Dad's relationship with me has grown and changed since he had cancer and now that he's been retired for almost two years we know each other better than before. We have a lot of fun just bugging each other. A couple days ago I hobbled outside and I saw my Dad working on the car with his tongue out. (It's my families genetic concentration trait. I've caught myself doing it while I'm walking, it takes a bit of concentration to use crutches.) Anyway, I walked over to him and stuck my tongue out, he just started laughing.

Anyhooo, back to the cat subject. It seems to me that most of the animals we've owned were just kind of dropped into our laps. So if God decides we need a cat, He will provide the best one for us. I do miss Fuzzball.


jelvistar said...

Bella wants to bring a kitty and then "find" it in your yard for you...

jelvistar said...'s a link to other cute things...

Elyse said...

I just spent like an hour on that site.

Heh, I think I'll "find" a cat and place it on the patio table with a little tag that says something adorable, then I'd hope for the best.

jelvistar said...

Oh, I know what you can put on the tag to suck Dad in... POGGIEBAIT!

Elyse said...

Vooonnnderful. :)

Tyler said...

those cats are cute in a masculian way
(how can i say that and still be manly?)
oh well im glad your getting your cast off soon

Heidi said...

I'm overjoyed to hear that you've been getting wisdom from your parents! Praise God!

I was also honored that you left a link to my post on it.

Ahhh...I need to get in touch with you again! God bless you, sister!

Elyse said...

Tyler: Cute aaaand manly? Well, I know a guy that cooos when he hears about kitties. He's very manly. I think it's just the way God designed us to react to babies, we just coo. Whether we be male or female.

Heidi: You post such good stuff! Yeah, I've come to the realization that we miss out so much on not talking to our parents.