"Danielle keeps repeating it over and over again.
We've been back to this animal shelter at least five times.
It has been weeks now since we started all of this," the mother told the volunteer.
"What is it she keeps asking for?" the volunteer asked.
"Puppy size!" replied the mother.
"Well, we have plenty of puppies, if that's what she's looking for."
"I know...we have seen most of them," the mom said in frustration...
Just then Danielle came walking into the office.
"Well, did you find one?" asked her mom.
"No, not this time," Danielle said with sadness in her voice.
"Can we come back on the weekend?"
The two women looked at each other, shook their heads and laughed.
"You never know when we will get more dogs.
took her mother by the hand and headed to the door.
Over the next few days both mom and
dad had long conversations with her.
"It's this weekend or we're not looking any more," Dad finally said in frustration.
"We don't want to hear anything more about puppy size either," Mom added.
enough, they were the first ones in the shelter on Saturday morning.
There was an observation window so
you could see the animals during times when visitors weren't permitted.
One by one she said, "Sorry, you're not the one."
It was the last cage on this
last day in search of the perfect pup.
"Mom, that's it! I found the right puppy! He's the
one! I know it!" she screamed with joy.
"But it's the same size as all the other puppies you held over the last few weeks," Mom said.
"No not size ---- the sighs. When I held him in my arms, he sighed," she said.
you remember? When I asked you one day what love is, you told
two women looked at each other for a moment. Mom didn't know whether to laugh
every time you hold me, I sigh. When you and Daddy come home
Close your eyes for a moment and think about the love that makes you sigh.
only find it in the arms of my loved ones, but in the caress of a sunset,
They are the sighs of God. Take the time to stop and listen; you will be surprised at what you hear.
"Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but
by the moments that take our breath away."