The above photo is of the article that Heather wrote about her life in Northern Canada. I read it several times because I could relate to it in so many ways. Several days after I read this article, I just knew in my heart I needed to send Heather a message to tell her how much I enjoyed reading her website "Thistleworks Designs". Heather's website is truly very inspirational. I was not sure if I would hear back from Heather but I should of not doubted this because I received the most wonderful message back very quickly. Heathers article also brought back wonderful memories of my life living in Fairbanks and as a bush school nurse.
This photo is of me as a volunteer for the Yukon Quest with a local woman musher. The Yukon Quest is a 1000 mile dog sled race from Fairbanks Alaska to Whitehorse Yukon, Canada. My volunteer job was to go around to each musher in the race and assure that they had booties for all their dog's paws.
This photo is of my CPR class of ladies who also lived in the far "Northern Bush" of Alaska. Every week from September to May I flew out to 10 Athabascan's Indian Villages to take care of children. I remember a patient of mine saying to me before I left for Alaska that she thought flying out into the bush of Alaska would be like living on the "Edge" of life. I loved every minute of it.
During the Christmas holiday Heather sent me a copy of the Northroots Magazine in which she is the "Graphic Artist". In this issue she illustrated a couple of photos of life in Northern Canada.
Heather also wrote an article called, "An Icy Predicament"which told the story of Heather's involvement with the rescue of the injury Pelican on the lake where they live. I truly admired all the efforts everyone made in rescuing the injured Pelican. Heather is a qualified "Wildlife Rehabber" and cared for the Pelican until the Conversation Officer came to take it to a Veterinarian College in Saskatoon. I have always had a great admiration for wildlife so this story really touch my heart.
During the past 5 months Heather and I have gotten to know each other more and it seems we are always discovering more that we have in common with each other. I feel we have become "Kindred Spirits" in the true since of the word. During the Christmas holiday Heather decided to start a new blog, called
"The Cherished Life". I hope you all will have a look at Heather's new blog. She is a very creative person and I am sure you all will enjoy reading all her postings.