Yesterday was the first day I had to leave my dog home alone all day while I worked.
He did not do well. I walked in to find the blinds on 4 of my windows broken. Luckily, they are a cheap fix. But, it was still frustrating. And I feel bad that he had such an obviously stressful day. Today he is home in his crate and although I feel bad for having to leave him in his crate all day, it is safer for him and for my house. I’ve been studying separation anxiety online and I’m going to work on some training with him that will hopefully help.
As I walked Sulley early this morning, I prayed and thought about how I’m suffering from some separation anxiety at the moment as well. While I’m not tearing down and chewing on the blinds, I am feeling lonely. I have a heavy heart and periods of very uncomfortable anxiety. I’m living alone again after being with family for the past year and a half… and I don’t like it. Not even a little bit. But for whatever reason, this is the season of life I am in at the moment.
Obviously, we are both in transitional periods and will have to do some adjusting to our new lives.
Thankfully for me, I know that even though I feel alone, I am not. God is always there with me. When I am alone and hurting – all I have to do is cry out to Jesus. He is the great Comforter.
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7