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"...because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them, and they worked together — by trade they were tentmakers." Acts 18:3. Tentmaker is a title taken by bi-vocational pastors. As such, I am both a pastor and a project manager. I am a pastor of a local congregation of moderate, accepting and affirming people who worship in the Baptist tradition. We call our church "Hope Memorial Baptist" and we are about 40 in number. I am also a project manager of major construction projects for the State of Georgia. My home and church is in rural Coweta County, between Peachtree City and Newnan, with a mailing address of Sharpsburg, Georgia.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

We lost our baby

 
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Agatha was a second generation pet. We rescued her mother (Francesca) eleven years ago. After a year she gave birth to a litter of 5, three girls and two boys. Agatha was the runt of the litter, but she was also the most precocious.

She got sick a week ago and Sandra took her to the vet. Over the weekend she got worse. This past Tuesday Sandra took her back to the vet because she wouldn't eat or drink. She was severly dehydrated and her kidneys were swolen. All of her systems were shutting down. Sandra had to make the decision to put her down.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Cathy said...

Oh, I am so sorry. I know how painful that is.

2/22/2007 4:46 PM  
Blogger chartreuseova said...

Such a heart-rending decision, I'm so sorry.

2/22/2007 8:08 PM  
Blogger Songbird said...

My heart goes out to you both.

2/23/2007 9:14 PM  
Blogger net said...

((((Joel & Sandra))))

I'm so sorry! Love and prayers your way!

2/25/2007 6:30 AM  
Blogger Bad Alice said...

I'm so sorry--she's such a beautiful cat.

3/03/2007 5:44 PM  

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