Monday, January 22, 2007

Walking on Thin Ice

Yesterday was a pretty traumatic day but everything turned out great. It's amazing how a simple pray to God in a crisis can make a difference. Yesterday, my friend Christine, Graham and I decided to take Bella for a walk. We went to Cresent park and at the park there is a duck pond that you can walk around. There was signs clearly laid out "Caution: thin ice" too bad dogs can't read, before I could catch Bella, she ran out onto the ice and towards the unfrozen part and she fell into the water, she tried to get out but she couldn't.The fear and the panic on her face was heartbreaking and it's an image that I am going to have in my mind for years.

Luckily, you could walk around the whole pond and to the side that wasn't frozen, we tried calling her to come swim that way but she was too scared, her yelps just put fear in your heart. I was just going to go in and get her but Graham wouldn't let me, he said that he would. I ran to the car to get towels and the blankets in my car, as I was running back to my car the only thing I could think of doing was saying a simple plea to God to keep Graham and Bella safe. Thank God the pond was only waist deep, so Graham didn't have to swim and hold Bella at the same time, Bella just laid in Graham's arms as they safely reached the bank. By that time I was back with the blankets, Graham and Bella were at the bank so we wrapped both up and dried them off. Everyone was safe and warm.

God is there in the quiet and traumatic. God is my protector and Graham is my hero.

5 comments:

Angel said...

Ooo, scary. Glad everything worked out okay. Sounds like you've got a good guy there.

Stefanie said...

Glad everyone is ok, especially Bella. Poor thing. I would react the same way as you.

Patricia said...

Poor Bella and I agree with angel, Graham sounds like a keeper! Now you have to email me a picture!!! :)

Leah said...

No, he doesn't like his picture taken. I will describe him for you, he is taller than me, like 6"0. He has green eyes, blonde hair that he keeps cut really short because he has really curly hair. Umm I don't how much he weights. He is a chef so he is a good cook. He likes long walks on the beach, animals and most importantly he likes ME!

orangejack said...

wow! what a freaky moment but what a great story.