Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I sent Nanuq on a therapy visit last week. He is a capable and loving guy. He has been faithful to stand in the gap while I am coping with arthritis and other medical issues.
Nanuq was released to walk freely among the patients, with supervision. As Mom and Day watched carefully, Nanuq made his way to patients who are too shy to come to him. He found those hidden in corners and out of the way places in the large room. Gently, he nudged their knee or hand and quietly they would reach and pet him.
Nanuq's approach is much different than mine. I stroll in talking (howling) with the patients. Nanuq quietly and gracefully approaches the patients. He is able to reach patients who may never come over to us when we are there together.
Sometimes the encouragement and love we give the patients is not visible to the naked eye, but only visible through the heart. Nanuq's unspoken words speak louder than my verbal communication with the patients.
Thank you, Nanuq for continuing to follow GOD's lead for our family. Dog Therapy has become more than community service for us. We see GOD's hand working in and through each visit.
Please continue to pray for my knees and hips, but most importantly for the ministry we have with those who are hurting beyond our comprehension.
Woofs and Wags,