I’m privileged to be working on a possible website update for one of the most amazing organizations: 4 Paws for Ability. I immediately got to know the story of Ben, who inspired Karen Shirk to found this nonprofit organization that tries to meet the needs of children with disabilities. Here’s the poem she wrote about this magnificent companion:
The Heavens looked down upon my life and saw my suffering.
The spirits in all their wisdom could not end them, for it was not within their power.
As I prayed for death, the Heavens opened up, and into my life came love, courage, protection, a friend, a confidante, a partner in life.
He is the most beautiful spirit I have ever seen, and I call him Ben.
©Copyright 1996 by Karen Shirk