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

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Just another (special) day ...

September 17 is a day that stands out to me... 12 years ago on this day, I took my first walk with my guide dog (Pantera). Guide Dogs for the Blind has been an amazing blessing in my life. Today, as I hurriedly left one office to cross the street to my other office, I was on the phone with a new client. (She was not even aware that I was blind and walking with a guide dog --no reason to) until we were stopped at a corner and I whispered (I thought) Cricket forward. Upon which time this new client said ... forward, yes you are right I am ready to move forward in my life -- when can I schedule an appointment!

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Haha. nice post. I've only had OJ for two years. Hard to imagine what I'll be doing in 10 years time. Its a scarey thought.

L^2 said...

Awww, that is a very special day! Happy guide dog anniversary! :-)

It's funny, I was just telling someone yesterday how I'll never forget my first walk with Willow....

Becky said...

Jennifer & L; Yes, you can relate to what its like to pick up that harness and GO!!

Dan and Suzy said...

Sweet, innocent and sent from God!