My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Eleven years ago...


Eleven years ago today I said goodbye to Steve and our kids - Natalie was 11 and Kendall was 9 and flew to the Oregon campus of Guide Dogs for the Blind for 4 weeks to get a guide dog! I had worries at that point, I didn't with my second guide dog, Cricket, -- the logistics of a young family with mom being gone, what would our life be like when I returned with the new member of the family, and simply not wanting to leave them for 4 weeks! But, the desire of being able to walk safely and confidently through life and great support from home, helped me push through these fears and get on that plane.

4 comments:

2 labs 4 me said...

I'm so glad that you had the courage to board that plane for GDB, otherwise our paths would have never crossed. Also, think of all the wonderful experiences you would have missed out on......

Becky said...

Debi ... So true! I will have to write about our meeting & friendship ... thanks to Pantera.

Natalie said...

I love Pantera!!!

LetRVoiceBHeard said...

I think we all go through that from time to time. The what ifs starts setting in. lol.