God Made Him an Instrument in a Miracle by HelpfulHannah

Real Estate Agent with HomeStarr Realty RS143922A

All I wanted was a dog I prayed to God . Please Please I have been so good . May I please have a dog?. I will listen to Mom and Dad . I will continue to do good in school. I was nine years old and this was my wish. I prayed I didn't want a a doll or toys just a dog. I would keep my room clean oh please dear God.

The next morning when I woke up it was very early I brushed my teeth and then my hair, I slowly peeked into my parents room. My father was up and reading the paper. He slowly lowered it and said Good Morning Hannah how are you this fine day? I answered Good Daddy, but I think I am hungry. He answered well I think you should go into the kitchen and open the basement door. When you do there will be a surprise for you. After that we can talk about breakfast . 

I ran downstairs, opened the door and this adorable Cocker Spaniel Dog jumped into my arms . Was this dog mine had my prayers had been answered. My sister Sarae was sitting at the kitchen table, smiling at me. Stan her soon to be husband had chased this dog almost ten blocks in the rain . He was a stray dog. My soon to be brother-in law  you see did not know he was the instrument of God. Is he mine, I asked my sister? She said yes, as long as no one claims her. They won't I said God sent her to me . She smiled and laughed . No one ever claimed her and my parents checked the papers and also put ads in the papers . My brother-in law Stan and I named her Skipper.

My brother in law Stan thinks he found her, but I know he was an Instrument in my MIRACLE  from GOD

This is my entry to Dec. Challenge  2021 miracles 

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Comments (28)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Hannah, HOW FUN, and what a way to find out what your present was!   

Dec 22, 2021 02:29 PM
Hannah Williams

She was much more than a present Joan Cox she was an answer to my prayers and no one will ever convince me differently 

Dec 23, 2021 08:34 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

When I was a kid, I wanted a dog.  But, we lived in an apartment, and I wasn't given one.  I do remember when my first cat entered my life at about age eleven.  Boots became my constant companion.  Pets can bring a calm to our lives when sometimes people can't.

Dec 22, 2021 04:53 PM
Hannah Williams

Myrl Jeffcoat  I totally agree have you ever spelled dog backwards ?

Dec 23, 2021 08:35 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hannah - that is the sweetest story and I love that your brother-in-law helped to bring about that miracle. 

Dec 22, 2021 07:31 PM
Hannah Williams

Kathy Streib He always smiles when I tell this story and replies that he chased this dog 10 blocks in the pouring rain. I am convinced there was a higher power that made him do it  

Dec 23, 2021 08:38 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is an awesome story and I am sure God sent that dog to be yours and there was a lot of love shared between the two of you.

Dec 23, 2021 04:05 AM
Hannah Williams

Thank you Brian England I am too!

Dec 23, 2021 08:39 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Thursday morning, Hannah.

Best wishes for a Very Merry Christmas!

Dec 23, 2021 08:17 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Good Thursday Morning to you Too,Roy Kelley  and a Merry Ho Ho  Merry Christmas 

Dec 23, 2021 08:41 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hannah Williams - this is a great chick-soup-for-the-soul Christmas Story. I could almost feel puppy tongues and soft puppy hair. Reading it brings the scene to life! Yes! this was a miracle. 

Dec 23, 2021 02:40 PM
Hannah Williams

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  Prayers of a child answered and I agree a miracle indeed :-)

Dec 24, 2021 07:58 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Such a happy story Miss Hannah Williams for you and the dog - you found each other. Did you keep your promise to be good and clean your room?

Dec 23, 2021 05:54 PM
Hannah Williams

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist  Oh yes a true believer and so thankful for Skipper -- I cannot say I keep my room as clean today as I did back then LOL

Dec 24, 2021 08:01 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Yes, "Dog" spelled backwards, is "God."  I have owned just 4 dogs in life.  There was Gigi and Angelique (both poodles).  There was Kissy Fur, a Maltese Terrier. And, then, ultimately, the most amazing dog ever. . .Kodi Bear who was my American Eskimo.

Dec 23, 2021 07:01 PM
Hannah Williams

Myrl Jeffcoat  I too have had many since then - another cocker named Bridget , a Mixed breed named Friskie and another named Sam, then my Lassie Collie named Taffy . The last was Ceasar an Alaskan Malamute he was such a brute .  Now I have that most of you know a loving Siamese Cat Cleo that is as loyal as any of these dogs were.She  always by my side. She is so itelligent it amazes me how much she understands.

Dec 24, 2021 08:12 AM
Hannah Williams

I love your Picture 🥳

Dec 24, 2021 02:11 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Loved your story Hannah Williams  hope you continued the tradition and got many more pets over the decades, Endre

Dec 23, 2021 11:26 PM
Hannah Williams

Endre Barath, Jr.  Read my reply to Myrl Jeffcoat . There are restrictions for pets where I live . Cleo and I however are very happy here . Cleo loves our new location and has  squirrel friends that visit every day in the afternoon that she totally enjoys.

Dec 24, 2021 08:19 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Love your miracle and appreciate you sharing with all of us. You made me smile at your happy memories!

Dec 24, 2021 02:08 PM
Hannah Williams

Glad I made you smile Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 Merry Christmas Eve 

Dec 24, 2021 02:10 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I wish you the merriest of Christmases, Hannah. And, continued enjoyment of this holiday season!

Dec 25, 2021 07:11 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, I love this story, Hannah! Skipper was definitely a miracle and Stan, the instrument in the miracle! How wonderfully sweet! 

I hope you had a delightful day yesterday. We had family from 9AM to midnight and loved every minute of it! I checked-out online so I could enjoy them and I certainly did!

See you on Tuesday!

Dec 26, 2021 10:14 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Debe Maxwell, CRS  Yes, she certainly was and no one will ever convince me otherwise 

Have a doctors appointment on Tuesday, so difficult to get these days so not sure I will be attending will do my best 

Dec 26, 2021 10:21 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Hannah - dog dreams do come true and so do miracles.    

Dec 27, 2021 05:53 AM
Hannah Williams

Michael Jacobs  A wish and pray I will never forget.  I do believe I do  

Dec 27, 2021 11:04 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Hannah Williams and Merry Christmas.

What a fabulous story.  I know that this memory is embedded in your brain so that you will never forget it.  I do not doubt that Skipper was a miracle sent from God.  

Dec 27, 2021 11:49 AM
Hannah Williams

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  Nothing will ever make me believe otherwise 

Have a Healthy and Happy New Year 

Dec 30, 2021 01:15 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Hannah:

What a wonderful story you've shared with us...a real "feel good" post! What fond memories you must have.


Dec 30, 2021 12:57 PM
Hannah Williams

Jeff Dowler, CRS  I do have fond memories and this one is so very special to me

Thank you for reading it 

Healthy and Happy New Year 

Dec 30, 2021 01:18 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I hope you can make it, doll! We have a great panel that I am sure you'll enjoy! 

Hope all is well with you and this is just a check-up.

Hugs & Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Jan 02, 2022 01:23 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS You must be overworked I was there LOL 

Happy and Healthy New Year to You and Yours xoxo

Jan 02, 2022 03:47 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

LOL OHHHH! I thought you were talking about this coming Tuesday!! 🤣

Jan 02, 2022 06:26 PM
Hannah Williams

No love last week sweet Debe Maxwell, CRS  Happy and Healthy New Year - get some rest ha ha 

Jan 02, 2022 06:32 PM