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

Friday, November 6, 2009

Gratitude for Guide Dogs for the Blind

Perhaps this title is obvious but after attending the Fall Guide Dog Luncheon today (at the Portland Zoo), once again my heart is full with such gratitude for all the people & dogs that make a working guide dog team possible. I'm having a hard time putting words to the experience - (especially because there is a little yellow lab wanting to take priority and be fed) Lunch with people who are so committed to the mission of Guide Dogs for the Blind, music, new puppies, stories of independence from graduates (Morgan and Erin were incredible putting into words the experience of a partnership with a guide dog - having us laugh and cry), spending time with friends = a beautiful experience with tears of gratitude shed.

3 comments:

R said...

Ditto.

I haven't even been there yet, and I feel the same.

My heart gets so full when I talk about GDB that I can't even speak.

Lisa and Ellie said...

It's always good to be reminded to be grateful for things. ;D

Becky said...

R - you will love it and can't wait to hear about your experiences!

Lisa - indeed!