Monday, March 23, 2009

A Story of Faith

I would like to share with you an amazing story that I just discovered last week. To me, it was miraculous, heartfelt and good soup for the soul. I think you'd feel the same way too, especially after you've seen her. It's about a dog. A dog named Faith.

She was born on Christmas Eve in 2002 with 2 healthy hind legs and an abnormal front leg which needed to be amputated. She couldn't walk on all fours like a normal dog. Even her own mother wanted to smother her after she was born. But, along came the Stringfellows who rescued her when she was only 3 weeks old and took her in, nurtured her and gave her all that she needed. Even the vet that they took her to wanted to put her to sleep due to her deformity, which will never allow her to survive, since she couldn't walk on all fours like a normal dog. To survive, she would have to do something incredible, and with the help of her new family, she did.

She learned to walk on ONLY two legs. That's when they decided to name her Faith. I don't think there could be a better name for her.

Since she was discovered, she has touched and inspired many lives. Everywhere she goes, she never fails to amaze and everyone absolutely loves her.

She was even featured on Oprah.

The reason she's so inspiring and adored, is not just because she's special or unique, but because she represents hope. She personifies what faith can do, in the toughest weather and the bleakest circumstances. She was borne with the smallest chance of survival, but with some care, love and faith, this little dog rose from adversity to triumph and live till today. Tell me, how different is her life from ours? All of us are not born into the best of circumstances, but that doesn't mean that it should be that way throughout our lives. We CANNOT choose where we start, but we CAN choose what to do in our journey till the end. The darkest hour might blind you from it, but no matter how small it is, the flickering flame of hope is always there and it never dies. Have faith, be positive and be strong. Hope is always there, take it from Faith =)

PS: Here's Faith's official website.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've read this in an forwarded email from my friend. It's good that you post it up because if you don't, I will. Hehehe... How are you? Long time never visit or comment in my blog. :)