Praise God for how our lives are woven together.
I left the church office on what seemed like a routine Thursday visit to Camille Creek Court Schools when my handler’s cell phone rang. It was my Top Dog saying she had a Napa police officer on the line and asked if we could pull over. Now, I didn’t think that is how it works, but pull over we did. His voice was familiar from earlier this week when I was at the police department comforting our awesome first responders and 911 dispatchers. I was being asked to divert to the Juvenile Courthouse. He had a very distraught young lady there who didn’t want to testify.
The officer asked if she would like him to see if I was available, like right now! Through her tears, she said, “Yes, that would be great! I know Aaron from my high school.” Her mom also enthusiastically agreed, as she had seen me working with her patients at the post-acute hospital in Napa. After a little detour to pick up our Ministry Partner, off we went to Juvenile Court.
After passing through security, looking very stylish in my Valentine heart scarf, I worked my way onto the young lady’s lap. Her tears began to subside as she clung to me. Soon, the officer joined us. It was time to go inside the courtroom. The judge said I could come too, right up to the witness stand, and they got a chair for my handler. I didn’t even begin to understand all they were talking about, but I do know that when she had trouble speaking I was right there at her feet, and when she reached down and touched my soft golden fur, she was able to continue.
Meanwhile, in the back of the courtroom, my Ministry Partner was sitting prayerfully with her mom.
I am so grateful to be God’s creation and stand on all four paws in awe of the work He does through me and my team.
Thanks for your support and prayers!