I have always had a passion for animals, and knew I had to get involved when I came across two huskies belonging to a young Marine on a Facebook group I follow. The group is for men and women that get deployed and need to find a temporary home for their animals while they’re serving. The foster family he lined up had fallen through, and he was going to have to give up his beloved dogs while he was serving overseas for a year. I could only imagine the devastation he was feeling. My husband and I talked it over and decided to take on the challenge. Since we already have two huskies of our own, and are both retired military officers, we felt a special prompting from the Lord that this was a way to show His love to others. Even though we were a little daunted by the idea of having four huskies, our desire to serve outweighed that concern. It’s been a joy lavishing love and building an incredible bond with these dogs, but also getting to invest in some cool friendships with people at our dog park. They want to hear how we ended up with four huskies, and it has given us a chance to just listen and share. Our Thanksgiving table was full this year—it wasn’t just our four canines, but several of our friends (and their dogs) joined us too. I love knowing Jesus has called me to serve in this way. Now if only He could help me with all the shedding.