Category: Stories of Hope

August 2022 Hope Is a Cold Nose and Other Inspiring Stories

N42.36087° W85.87946° Hope Is Receiving a card in the mail confirming a planned dinner approximately a year from now at 42.65525° N, -86.20289° E with one of the vital individuals at my table.  At my table you ask?  Someone once told me that they… Continue Reading “August 2022 Hope Is a Cold Nose and Other Inspiring Stories”

July 2022 Hope is a Cold Nose and Other Inspiring Stories

N42.36087° W85.87946° Hope Is Being joyfully surprised to receive a letter in the mail from a friend who has relocated to another (warm and breathtakingly beautiful) state and being reminded that this special friend has been very instrumental in the pathway that has led… Continue Reading “July 2022 Hope is a Cold Nose and Other Inspiring Stories”

Hope Is A cold Nose and Other Inspirational Stories January 2022

Let me first say that I trust this email finds your 2022 is starting out well for you! So, if you are familiar with December’s Hope Has a Cold Nose update, you will understand when I say the quest has begun! My search for… Continue Reading “Hope Is A cold Nose and Other Inspirational Stories January 2022”

Rise

…Just like moons and like suns, with the certainty of tides, just like hopes springing high, still I’ll rise…out of the huts of history’s shame I rise, up from a past that’s rooted in pain, I rise. I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,… Continue Reading “Rise”

Jon and Jaeger

  As the manuscript for Hope Has a Cold Nose continues in its progression, I continue to be equally blessed to listen to extraordinary stories of veterans who have found healing on their journeys with pain, trauma, sorrow, and despair.  That healing has been… Continue Reading “Jon and Jaeger”

Joy and Sara

Hope Has a Cold Nose continues to lead my path to extraordinary stories of hope. As I have the sacred privilege of listening to and writing stories of brave military veterans, Hope Has a Cold Nose is desiring to expand my awareness.   I am being… Continue Reading “Joy and Sara”

Jack, Sassy, and a Family Whole

I have been sharing military veteran life stories of brave men and women who have found hope and healing on their journeys with PTSD in the form of fur. Translation – service dogs. I have shared these sacred stories with the intent that the… Continue Reading “Jack, Sassy, and a Family Whole”

Jennifer and Onyx

  This week I am honored to share Jennifer and Onyx’s story of hope.   In conversations with others, when I use the acronym PTSD, rarely do I have to explain what the acronym stands for.   In conversations, when I have used the acronym MST,… Continue Reading “Jennifer and Onyx”

Kristopher and Shera

Photography by: Mr. Paul Scott http://iampaulscott.com/ For this week’s blog, I am privileged to share with you another sacred story of a military veteran journeying with PTSD who found hope in the form of fur.   It is my honor to introduce you to… Continue Reading “Kristopher and Shera”

Jacob and Tracer

Before you read Jacob and Tracer’s story below, let me set the stage for this blog and blogs going forward. Do it now; sometimes later becomes never – Unknown.   A good quote, though I believe a friend’s social media post said it better when… Continue Reading “Jacob and Tracer”