Saturday, September 18, 2010

Margaret Came to Visit

Many moons ago I lived and worked at an incredible place called Wears Valley Ranch.  A Christian home and school for children in crisis situations.

The place is blessed with love, healing, and provision.  The Holy Spirit seems to easily blow in the trees.  It really is a beautiful place.

Not just the land and the animals but mostly the people.  The friendships made there are stronger than most.  I lived every minute with my fellow staffers and together we loved and taught the children.  And today I'm still connected with many of my friends.  Especially my friend Margaret.

Here's Margaret (second from left top row) and Me with our fellow staffers.  (Hello Blast from the Past!)

Here's Margaret and me on Lake Eerie in 2005.

Here's Margaret and me and friends in 2008 at Anna Kathryn's wedding.

But today, 2010, I failed to photograph Margaret and Me.  She was in my home and I didn't even snap one shot!  How I failed to do so, I just don't know.  It might have had something to do with cramming as much conversation into a short time frame, though.

So instead of an  updated photo, I've decided to showcase her work and passion because it's so great.  Margaret works for Canine Companion for Independence.  She helps connect people in need of a canine companion with their well trained dog.  She also volunteers and raises guide dogs for the blind because she's awesome.

I encourage you to check out both of these worthy organizations--Wears Valley Ranch and Canine Companions for Independence.  Who knows, maybe you know someone in need of their services or maybe you have something to advance their causes.  They both change lives forever.  Completely inspiring.


Anonymous said...

I was a mentor at Wears Valley Ranch in 2006-2007. It is a wonderful place that God has used to change many lives! Thanks for mentioning it!

Anna Kathryn said...

I miss you! Wish I could have been there to visit with y'all too! Thanks for sharing this with me, I'm enjoying all the pictures and stories! Your family is beautiful!!