It is so funny how things all happen for a reason! This morning my mom and I were talking, saying that Jan 2011 will be one year that I have been on CCI's waiting list for a service dog and that we could not believe how fast it has gone by already. I couldn't wait to get the annual update forms in the mail and that I probably had just six to eight more months of waiting.
We were outside in the front yard and our neighbor comes walking up to chit chat, and he had out of the blue asked me if i had any updates with the status of getting my service dog, I smiled at him and said no still waiting but it should happen sometime in 2011.
I then came inside, I sat down the phone rang I glanced at the number it was 707 area code (Santa Rosa - CCI main campus) I thought to myself it's a tella marketer but I excitely answered the call. To my surprise it was CCI I figured they just needed annual review updates or something since that time was getting close. I almost dropped the phone when these words came out of the ladies mouth "We would like to invite you to the Feb 2011 team training for your service dog!" I course said yes, but at the same time bit my tongue because my mom was not in the house but I knew she wouldn't mind.
I then called her right away to tell her the news she was still outside chatting with the neighbor, I could hardly speak shaking and crying at the same time. She came inside and just looked at me and said you are joking right with a dazed look on her face. But nope not joking it's really happening.
We leave for Santa Rosa on 1/30/11 where I will be matched and train with my new buddy for two weeks. I cannot wait to have him or her by my side. I will be sure to update on our new adventures together.
The next time I post I will be days away from meeting my new best buddy. It has been a long time coming I can't wait. Thanks to all my friends and family for there love and support.