As promised, I didn’t abandon you guys.
Congrats to Emily and Kelsey and miss Tahoe! I was sooooo excited to hear her name..I was actually like 10 minutes from San Rafael the day they picked her up. 🙂
The short story is: I had a GREAT time in SoCal!!! It was sunny, hot, and my mission was accomplished. I now know what college I would like to attend if I can figure out the money. So fall of ’09, if God still wants me there, gets me accepted to the school, and provides scholarships, I’ll be going to California Baptist University (aka CBU). It’s street name is Cal Baptist. I’m really really excited. I totally fit the school, and I think it will be a good fit for me. 😀
On Sunday, my family visited Grace Community Church in LA. Walking up the isle after service, I noticed a blind lady with a guide dog. So of course when I saw her waiting a few minutes later, I HAD to go introduce myself. That was how I met GDA’s “Diamond”:
Lovely Diamond was this nice lady’s 4th guide dog, and her first from GDA. Her other 3 were from GDB! I didn’t catch all of the names, but she did mention Delilah was her 2nd guide. It was fantastic talking to her!
The next day, I visited college #1, Biola University in La Mirada. There, during the tour, I heard something jingling. As a puppy raiser who had a very dog distracted dog, I can pick out dog tags a million miles away. That’s how I met a very nice college senior and her guide, “Valencia” from GDB (who was camera shy).
Valencia did a wonderful job guiding through the college campus and at the cafeteria where I really got to see her in action. So there you go. Anyone know who raised Valencia? She graduated in July and is amazing. 😀
Sadly I didn’t see any puppy raisers while I was down there. Where are all of you? In hiding? 😀
Festival comes to visit me next weekend. Now, I work like heck to try to save money for my lovely school.
EDIT: Oh! And I found some special street signs in LA. Made me think of all you guys. 🙂
This one’s a little blurry, but it does indeed say “Sherman Way”
And my little girl… 🙂
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