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

Monday, December 23, 2013

Treasured Gift

One of my dearest friends and colleagues gave me such a special gift today! I'm sure a picture of a picture doesn't make for the best photo :). However, I wanted to share this treasured gift:
First of all, a memory shared about Cricket -- especially right now as we enter retirement phase not only warms my heart -- melts it :). Here is the story behind this picture.  A couple years ago, I was talking to this dear friend on the phone while Cricket and I were walking on a very familiar route. She was sharing something difficult she was dealing with.   Cricket slowed a bit and I said quietly - Hop up, Cricket Forward. On the other line my friend said .. what did you say. I said oh, I was talking to Cricket. She said but what did you say - I repeated that I said Hop up & Forward. I explained that Cricket needed to look up and move forward. She was a little distracted. My friend said ... that is just what I needed to hear - Look Up. Move Forward.  It became a lesson learned from Cricket.

I was touched to have this picture with this message framed. Thank you. Such a sweet, special gift from a dear friend.

1 comment:

pattib said...

Beautiful story and gift all around!