One Christmas my parents traveled through Blackstone, Virginia and stopped by a local hardware store (Bevell's Hardware). My Dad knew a large portion of the store would be set up with trains enticing people to travel from many different places to see them. One of my Dad's friends is the owner. Dad told Mom he wanted to stop and wish him a Merry Christmas, as well as witness the ever changing and growing Christmas village of trains.
Upon arriving Mom dressed me in my therapy vest and told me to "heel." Shortly after entering the store I met a young handicapped man. His family apologized as if he were in my way and my Mom quickly assured them of my willingness to be petted. The young man was quite handsome and seemed to enjoy our time together.
Mom took a few steps closer to the village of trains, but quickly realized she was "surrounded" by adults and children needing a furry hug and love. Mom and Dad answered questions as I rolled around on the floor with lots of unique and special people.
While I was working in an unlikely place Mr. Bobby, the owner of the Hardware Store and Engineer of the massive train collection watched quietly. He later told Dad how much he enjoyed watching me work. My parents and I are thankful Mr. Bobby was kind enough to allow me to enter his business and reveal GOD's love to the people of Blackstone, Virginia.
Sometimes GOD uses us in unlikely places. My parents and I are willing to stop in the midst of "our" plans and readjust to "GOD's" plans! We love our journey and look forward to the next adventure GOD has for us.
Woofs and Wags,