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

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Beautiful Moment

In gratitude
Cricket and I flew home from Portland today. We have taken this flight many times over the years. I actually think today was Cricket's 100th flight.  (I know we are close - will need to do the math to make sure!) Cricket is a fabulous frequent flier.  Today walking through that airport brought back memories of my first flight home with my first guide Pantera 16 years ago! Today breezing through the airport, I found myself remembering my cute young kids running alongside trying to keep up with me. Steve said to them - mom is going at her pace again.  Perhaps because I have been travelling for the past three weeks with a cane, I really felt the sense of freedom from my guide almost like that first experience. I smiled remembering this great memory as Cricket was happily guiding me through the busy airport.   Indeed, a beautiful moment of the day.

5 comments:

GOOSE said...

That is beautiful indeed.
Blessings,
Goose

3 labs 4 me said...

Always fun to see you when you come to Portland. Many beautiful memories that we've shared together over the years. I love you my dear friend. xoxo

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

So glad that you are able to have Cricket back at your side. I could almost feel those memories with you from your description in the post. Bittersweet and beautiful.

Karen said...

I remember when you first got Pantera and your dad and I just watched you move along at some a great pace Your old pace!! What blessing - glad Cricket doing so much betterl

adventuresinlowvision said...

That is a great beach photo and a great shared memory. Your attitude always inspires me to take a moment and be grateful.