We are overjoyed about the newest addition to Ranch Ubiquitous and the Team Droughn household. However, went back and forth about how much we didn’t think it was the perfect time to get a puppy.

Puppies are like newborns. Nothings the same after you bring them home. Between potty training, feeding schedules, scheduling their appointments for shots and vet visits etc. Along with running our ranch and business and all the myriad of other things I can think of. We just knew the timing was off but we just couldn’t let go of the feeling that we were supposed to get one.

Not to mention that our current Great Dane is 11 years old. We have been blessed to have her this long and she has been the absolute perfect temperament, as well as obedient and would be the perfect mentor for a puppy. But upon our final discussion we went to sleep that night still having decided, financially, physically and mentally it’s just not a good time.

Well, that night while we were asleep I had a dream. God often speaks to me through my dreams. When I woke up the next morning I knew we were supposed to get the puppy. But, I didn’t really know how to tell Lawrence because we were both so adamant and sure about all of the reasons we shouldn’t do it.

We took our morning walk and while we were out on that walk …GUESS WHAT HAPPENED? Lawrence was sort of quiet. What I didn’t know was that he was trying to figure out how to tell me that God spoke to him during the night and told him that there are several reasons that now is the time and to get the puppy and told Lawrence to just trust Him.

Somehow, in conversation Lawrence mustered up enough nerve to tell me. Well, I jumped up and down and was overjoyed as Lawrence looked at me in pure disbelief as I yelled, “He told me the same thing!” All we could do was laugh because God has done that to us with almost every major decision we’ve made. And while we are just talking about a puppy, to us, this was major because it just seemed so wrong. Such an inconvenience. The timing just…. Well, we obeyed. Kingdom was flown in and got here March 3rd, 2020.

As we look back now. We had no idea the world was going to be put on hold only a couple of weeks later. In fact, as it stands now, if we had not obeyed God then we would not have been able to get Kingdom at all. Just a week would have made all the difference. Because of Covid-19 Joni, the breeder, could no longer fly puppies out and she’s in Minnesota!

Yeah, we would have totally missed our blessing. I’m sure since Covid-19 a puppy would have been the very last thing on our radar, not to mention we’ve been in quarantine and couldn’t go out and get one anyway. Not to mention the specific kind we always wanted are rare in California. So instead of regretting that we didn’t obey. Kingdom has been a wonderful diversion from everything else going on. Playing with him makes me feel normal again.

He has truly brought joy to our home. Yeah, it’s still the work we anticipated but it’s been so much easier than the picture my mind was painting. I guess the moral to this story is that it is always better to obey God. He always knows the perfect timing for ANYTHING and EVERYTHING! Things that He knows is up the road that we simply can’t see or phantom. I’m so glad we obeyed. Thank you God for giving us Kingdom.

QueenKelli Droughn

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