Monday, December 16, 2013

Able To Change Hearts

I was a 911 dispatcher for almost 13 years. I loved my job, still love it though I am now retired and it absolutely breaks my heart when I see one of them do something wrong or not send help to someone that needs it.  

That happened to one of my followers and she was very gracious in explaining why after making quilts for the Granite Mountain Hot Shot families, she would not be reaching out to help others.

A few days ago, I received this very amazing and humbling Email from her and asked if I could please share it with all of you and she said yes. So, as they say somewhere, 'without further ado...'

Hi Jean,
After the Granite Mountain project, I asked you not to put me on your list because I quilt for local groups and generally don't have warm fuzzy feelings for 911 operators.  My only experience with them was when the operator refused to send help because he was sure the person trying to break in to my home at 3am must be someone I knew.  Living alone at the time, it was probably the most terrifying night of my life, thanks to that operator.  Now I'm sure he was "one in a million."
Working on the Granite Mountain quilts gave my quilting a sense of purpose I hadn't felt with any other charity.  I still check your blog so often that I now would like to be on your mailing list.
Thank you for the wonderful job you are doing.
Through reaching out to others, she was able to heal and accept her situation is NOT the norm!
Amazing I say you are all amazing!
Merry Christmas and Blessings! 


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