Harvester Place

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                             Merciful Minis Visits Harvester Place, Burr Ridge

                                                            June 22, 2018


A Time for Everything- There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens; a time to be born and a time to die…a time to weep and a time to laugh…a time to be silent and a time to speak…a time to love and a time to hate…

I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. Ecclesiastes 3 NIV

Today was our second attempt to visit Harvester Place; we had to cancel an earlier visit due to severe weather conditions and our reluctance to transport our minis when traveling could put them in harms way.

Following several days of heavy storms there was a window of opportunity when the rain subsided and our Mini Mercy confidently stepped into the trailer trusting in us to take her wherever we thought she was needed the most. At times I felt I was driving a pontoon rather than my 250 Ford pick up. Mercy may have been questioning the wisdom of the trip as she heard the trailer splashing through some of the water on the roadways.

When we arrived at Harvester Place many of our volunteers looked as if we stomped thru each puddle along the way due to an early morning shower. We were greeted at the door by a wonderful staff so happy we could make the trip, totally overlooking the drops of rain from our foreheads.

Once inside, the challenges of the morning were quickly forgotten as we saw the joy in the eyes of those we had come to visit.  Mercy was at her best walking from senior to senior, taking time to accept their love and eagerness to touch and hold a pretty little mini with the most beautiful blue eyes, pink nose and a braided tail.

When it was time to leave Mercy casually walked down the hallways of Harvester, stopping by to say “hello” to those who were unable to attend the group gathering. Staff members came out from where they had been working to take pictures of something many had never seen before….a beautiful little Falabella Horse stomping by to say “How do you do?” to anyone needing a mini ounce of encouragement and love.


One thought on “Harvester Place

  1. I’m so sorry that I missed this event. I’m a huge animal lover, and horses and dogs are my love. My mom is a resident at Harvester place. I would love to know if you guys are going back there again because I would like to be present for that. And I applaud you for going to Memory Care Facilities, because those folks really need a lot of help


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