Hi friends! Yes, our little boy is 4 today! Yay! Isn't he just the sweetest?!
Since Henry is only 4 lbs, he really does not enjoy the cold and snow much. I knew I wanted to make him a smart, little coat. Why not for his birthday? Perfect. I used this tutorial to make him a Country Gent Tweed Coat.
This got me to thinking. I used to make home visits with the elderly from our church congregation. I enjoyed it and it sure brought happiness to some older people too. Now to be an "official therapy dog" you need to take courses and then test and pass. Henry was born with this fabulous temperament. We don't have the money for courses, tests and gas and such. Henry just "is" a therapy dog. A natural. So Madeleine actually encouraged me and showed interest in joining me when I told her I would like to take him to our local Assisted Living care center. (Brian's grandmother is rather far away for frequent visits) When a 15 year old displays interest in visiting elderly, I am not going to pass that up!
So we went. The nurses we met on staff thought it was a great idea. It went very well. We visited with about 8 individuals. They truly appreciated someone to visit with. And they adore Henry! Their eyes just light up their whole face. I am so happy to see anyone that happy, even if just for a little bit.
I am stitching on gifts and Mary's Sampler during this long weekend. So hard! I want to just hide in my room with my Henry ornaments and get on with it!! But the kids have no idea of the ornaments thus far, why wreck the surprise. Back to them tomorrow when they are all in school again.
Thanks for stopping by today friends! I hope your day is richly blessed!
Stitching and praying,