Maureen needed to do what was best for her and going home early was exactly that and honestly, I’m so proud of her that she came out and I hope she is not only proud of herself but that she enjoyed her time here!
I could see that some parts of the trip were more difficult for her than others and I could also see Maureen in her element when volunteering at the Animal SOS Shelter.
I have known Maureen for just over a year now and I can honestly say, I had never seen her so comforted than I did when she was engaging with the disabled dogs. She was able to bring them some affection and love and in return, she too felt loved and whole.
I hope that one day, Maureen will have the opportunity to feel this love and affection on a daily basis and know that she is, in fact, worth that love!