Wednesday, September 5, 2012

We are all here for a reason.

I was reading over at Bittersweet, and I just had to share this. When I have tears in my eyes, I have to share.

And one last story: Not long after Halloween, I was walking my dog when a little boy named Jason came running with his cape flying behind him as he swung his light-saber from side to side. He was yelling, “Hey! Is that a Ewok?” I laughed and introduced him to my golden retriever named Rainie. He wanted to know why she had a red jacket on. As I explained to Jason and his mom that Rainie is a diabetic alert dog and that she notifies me when my blood sugar is dropping rapidly, his mom began to cry — Jason had just been released from the hospital after being found unconscious due to low blood sugar. As we were talking, Jason looked up at me, with his arms around Rainie’s neck, and said, “If I had a dog like Rainie, she would keep me safe – just like my light-saber.”

We are where we are in our lives because someone needs us. Wow.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing that paragraph from the wonderful guest post Hilary wrote for my blog! She is a fascinating woman with wonderful stories to tell, and I'm so thrilled to call her my friend. :)

  2. Karen, I love reading your blog. So many of your stories hit home for me. Rainie was at the right place at the right time. I look forward to hearing more from her!