February 18, 2013
Horse Hugs has been one of the BIGGEST BLESSINGS of my life! Having volunteered with Sandy for a little over year now, I am constantly amazed at the reactions from the residents in the nursing homes and Alzheimers units we visit! I will never forget the very first facility that I visited with Sandy, as we were getting ready to leave, one of the residents motioned me close and pointed her finger across the room at two other residents and said, "You see those ladies over there? Well, they don't talk to anyone, but they talk to you all and the horses." At that moment, I knew God had placed me in the presence of an Angel named Sandy! Having a mother who was diagnosed with Alzheimers and is now residing in a nursing home in Virginia, words simply cannot express how much Horse Hugs has taught me how to handle her condition. I cannot explain the joy that fills your heart when you walk in a room with Sandy and the mini's and see the smiles and eyes light up on everyone (including staff) in the room! I thank God everyday for the opportunity Sandy has given me to share in that joy!!!! Cindy
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