This past Saturday was Daybreakâ€™s quarterly Respite ministry. This is where we provide a program for children with special needs so that their parents can get a break and rest. This was a special respite because we had a new friend join us. His name is Brody and he is a 100+ lbs. Malamute. Brody is a rescued gentle giant, who this past Saturday brought joy to many children.
As a therapy dog, he has been trained to do specific things, but there is a love within him that just can not be taught. Somehow he realizes that his touch brings healing, therapy, joy (whatever you want to call it) â€“ he knows that kidâ€™s faces light up when they see and touch him. He even seems to be especially sensitive to children who are incapable of coming to him or expressing their joy as others might. Cathy and Glen Fudge are Brodyâ€™s handlers and their ministry is wonderful.