The temperature was down in the teens this month unreal for the Pacific Northwest bringing over 60k power outages we were blessed no power loss. We rescued my ninety year old grandmother from her freezing home and enjoyed having her for a couple of days. Lily fell on the ice and got a cut but not bad we blanketed all of the equine until the weather came back into the forties again. Here are some photos after the storm enjoy! Lily has been suffering from the hives for almost three weeks now blanketing, warm clean water, orchard hay, platinum vitamins, Chinese herbs from her natural DVM and lot’s of prayer. We really have no idea why she gets these hives nothing changes except the weather nothing. GOD always finds the right homes for animals and people, Lily got the right home for sure!
Just as hope rings through laughter, it can also shine through tears. Maya Angelou
Before the semi truck ran into the passenger door of the little truck I was riding in last April my life was one hundred percent studying Parelli and training my donkeys and horse. I was able to build my arena last year and planned on learning how to drive all three of my equine. I was hardly ever in the house I enjoyed being with the donkey boys and Ms. Lily every day and would get excited every morning of the possibilities of the day. On the very special mornings I had a trail ride date with a friend I would pray and thank GOD for my horse, my time available to ride, clean my gear, pray to pull the large three-horse trailer and keep my horse safe. After every trail ride I would return to my life at peace, rested, sore, and tired and smiling as getting to this goal took thirty-four years of pressing forward in the business world. My experience in life is simple; “Never stop pushing forward towards our personal dreams and goals as we get in life exactly what we think and work towards, no more and no less.” Seems life can change so fast; “Like a fish put into a new fish bowl in minutes” it is really very difficult to lose a job, career, passion, hobby, our health or a loved one and continue moving forward in our life I know as I have lost all of these things. GOD always finds a way to put a smile back on my face and for this I am sincerely grateful. Moving past hard times takes faith and perseverance every day like ground-hog day repeated over and over again until finally things change again.
I know everything keeps changing nothing stays the same forever as life is a living art and we are GODS most favorite creation. I know GOD provides each of us with unique dreams and goals that we could never think up, as GOD created us to keep moving forward we truly are living art. Getting up in the morning and taking care of my farm is really difficult physically for me now but I am grateful to have this little farm and the special equine GOD entrusted to me and my husband. I continue working at physical therapy and building my core muscles and leg muscles to be able to ride my horse again in our arena in the future. “I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” Philippians 4:11 Now that I have moved inside my home I am reflecting and working hard on our two leg family (human) relationships as each person in our family needs to be loved and told how unique and wonderful they are.
Life is a serious game and it takes a positive attitude, prayer and forgiveness of our mistakes and our family and friends. We had a wonderful thanksgiving and we are grateful to have our family come home and be a family under one table to share the special gift of Thanksgiving. The year 2010 has been a very difficult one for me and my family two and four legs but we have endured, stood tall, never given up. We look forward to 2011 and a year of surprises and great rewards from Jesus Christ but most of all we are grateful. We are grateful I did not die, have permanent brain damage or paralysis as all of these things could have occurred. If you are reading this blog this means you are alive you are not dead and GOD created a way for you to read this blog! Remember your life is filled with trials, smiles, hugs, love and peace as this is what life is all about like the salmon working up the river to lay his new seeds of life each of us must continue to share the great things GOD has placed in each of us with one another. Soon it will be Christmas and a dream of a Happy New Year, be grateful and stay positive.
GOD blesses you and your family two and four legs!