Saturday, April 11, 2009

Looking good..............

Today is Friday...........we had another trip downtown Rochester.
Our big challenge for the day was to walk solo,
only with our guide dog.
Our instructors would be placed in various places in case we had trouble.
It is kind of a weird feeling to put trust into something so small and furry.
But, it needs to happen if we want to work together as a team.
I trust her, she trust me.
We were instructed to make street crossings at a 4 way stop.
Phoebe was so cute, checking it all out to make sure I was safe.
I got to thinking, you know I could get use to this..

Here I am walking along in an unfamilar place with a dog.
As I was thinking of this..
I was kind of looking at the blue sky.
I was trying to think why something felt so different?

After a minute, I was able to put my finger on it..

I was looking Up!
In the past, I am always looking at the ground watching where I was going to step.
This time.
I didn't have to,
Phoebe was doing the looking
for me

What a relief!

I noticed that the pressure I usually carried was not there.
I did not know I was under pressure,
I noticed that I was walking a little lighter...........
can you imagine what all that dog is doing for me?
Not just doing all the visual needs,
but,releiving some of the
mental pressure too.

I did not think about that, It is like another gift was added to the package.
I cannot believe how exhausted we are at the end of the day...
It is a lot of hard work, both mentally and emotionally.


Since it is Saturday night,

we are having pizza and

B I N G O tonight!

Should be fun..

there are good people here.

Thats all for today...




Matthew & Julia said...

Wow, what a blessing you have been given :D, Julia.

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter,
The most Holy day of the year. Give Thanks and rejoice Jesus the Lord has risen and conquered death for us all.
Blessings and Joy
Love Mom

Mama-Beans said...


I'm glad you and Miss Phoebe are learning to trust. And I'm glad you can look at the sky now. It's beautiful, isn't it?

Mama-Beans said...

OK wait... blind bingo? Am I just an arse for wondering how the heck that game is played blind?

Bon said...


Have you ever heard of braille?

It works..

But, not good enough for me...
I did not win.


alyca said...

Looks like the weather is working out for you. Enjoy those blue skies!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Bon,
Happy Easter. I' m at your moms house today visiting and had the chance to look at your blog. I think it is wonderful that you got Miss Phoebe. You two will make a great team. God Bless and take care.
Your Cus