Sunday Pause (Paws): For The Wounded

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, pray, and think of others.

Today would you consider taking a pause for the wounded?

Many are wounded, people and animals alike. 100% why I have this blog going is mainly to bring awareness to the sad fact that there are so many “wounded” animals. Whether it is because of abuse, neglect, carelessness, or simply because people don’t see them as living, feeling beings.

Wounded obviously means more than just physical. We (& animals) are wounded inside too. Sometimes spirits are crushed, feelings are hurt, and sometimes its a mental health issue.

There is the current devastation of Hurricane Harvey. No doubt there is and will be many wounded from this, physically and emotionally. Please keep the people and animals affected by this in your prayers.

Then, there is me. You could say I am currently wounded by the loss of my sister. Wounded but healing!

Below is a recent poem I wrote. I added the butterfly picture because butterflies are also living, feeling beings and I noticed it had a piece missing from its wing. I have had this picture for a while and used it before, but just noticed the piece missing. I am not sure if the butterfly was actually wounded or not, but it seemed fitting to use it for this post. I edited the butterfly picture and, of course, added the bandaid.

Now here is my poem “Is This Real?”


All wounds will heal if we allow them to. Those affected by the hurricane will heal in time, but need our prayers now. I will heal from the loss of my sister and animals will heal when we step up to help them.

So…in the busyness of life, please keep in mind the wounded.

Happy Sunday!

Note: Tiya is also one of the wounded, over the loss of Henry. In case you missed my last Tuesday Tale, please check it out. 

11 thoughts on “Sunday Pause (Paws): For The Wounded

  1. Maria Tatham, a gentle iconoclast

    LeeAnn, we have a new neighborhood kitten (about 4 months old) wandering around. A neighbor has been trying to take him in. May the Lord heal your broken heart and find the kitten a good home!!

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    1. Animals Are Feeling Beings Too Post author

      Oh I pray your neighbor is successful at helping that young kitten!
      I know I’m on the mend. It’s a process, like today for instance my mom said to me, “Doesn’t what happened to Lisa sometimes not seem real?” I thought oh yeah! Just like my poem today expressed. I’m sure we are going through the different phases of grieving and healing that most people go through. It helps me to let my emotions out in writing/poems. Thank you!

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      1. Maria Tatham, a gentle iconoclast


        I like it when you express yourself in poetry and loved the butterfly with the bandaid. The butterfly is a symbol of hope and when I was grieving I found a poster of one, with these words:

        Revelation 21:5 Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”

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