My daughter Esther has always had a fascination with horses. I would hear well meaning people tell me that it’s natural for young girls to have a love of horses. Well, she’s not so little anymore and she still adores them. I used to feel badly that I don’t have the money to get her one. As parents we wish we could give our kids everything they want. But one day I remembered what my uncle in whose home I grew up in told me when I was a kid: ” If I gave you all the things you want, you wouldn’t have anything to look forward to when you’re grown up.” So one day I told that to my girl and she looked up at me with those gorgeous long eyelashes that could sweep the moon right into my hands and she said,” It’s ok Mama, I understand. So could you draw me one instead? ” I told her I wasn’t sure I could do that and she said she knew I could since she’s seen my other art work. So I set about to do it and I pulled it off! Stay tuned because tomorrow that will be the picture I post. It’s wonderful when your own kids believe in you!
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There is not a day that goes by that I wish I was in a barn full of horses,Labs and cats!! I believe there is a connection with a girl and horses. It takes a special heart to not be afraid of these gentle beasts. Just taking care of a horse is so much work,but it’s a love affair that never ends. I would ride everyday and shake stalls down 24/7 if I could. But it does take money. I wish somedays I would have been the child of people that had a racing farm in KENTUCKY!!!
You’re right Liz, I have always been afraid of horses..any big animal scares me not just horses. I have seen Esther around horses and it’s breath taking. In fact, she’s the one to calm me down one time a horse got out of it’s corral at this place called Trilogy Ranch. Her whole demeanor and confidence blew me away. The cool thing about dreams is that they never expire.