February 21, 2013

Guess who is going to see Willow??

I just got the most amazing news....  Nancy, who owned willow for 10 years before she went to that awful farm where she was abandoned, just called.  She is in her car on the way to Lexington!! It's a 4 hour drive, so she should be there when Willow is out of surgery! She knew I as home with a sick baby girl today, so she went to be with Willow (and to be my eyes and ears)!  And plus, she loves Willow like crazy...

As I've written before, we didn't even know Willow's real name or even how old she really was when I bought her.  But through some research, we found out that she was a Ster Friesian mare with a glorious past and a loving owner for 10 years.  Nancy still loves her and was shocked and heartsick when she learned of Willow's neglect and awful condition.  She has been so supportive of me during this journey with Willow, and I'm forever grateful that she is going all the way to Lexington to be with her today.  I know Willow will remember Nancy.... I just wish I could be there to see their reunion....

18 comments:

  1. Claire Sale2/21/13, 8:04 AM

    What a blessing that Nancy can come to Lexington! Willow, your other mom is on her way to be with you! Be strong, girl, be strong.

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  2. YAY!!!!!! AMEN!!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU, Nancy! Oh Shana, that is AWESOME news! Can't wait to hear updates asap. Sending you love and hugs for patience and calmness, sweet sister!

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  3. Nancy Craig Hebert2/21/13, 8:23 AM

    *BIG SIGH*.....Oh Shana.....it's all coming together. God is providing eyes and ears for your momma's heart. You have more than come into my living room....you and Willow have come into my heart. I love your PS actions...but....(and I'm sure you'd agree) that these life events put everything into perspective.....and suddenly everything else just falls by the wayside....
    Anticipating your good report later. God bless you richly with whatever you need today <3

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  4. I've been following your snippets about Willow on your FB page, and when I saw that she had a broken leg, something just struck a chord in me, and I've been closely watching your updates. I love horses---haven't be around many of them, but I did some leisurely riding when I was a kid. There's just something about them, and there's just something about YOUR heart and love for Willow. I'm praying for a good outcome of the surgery so you can get her back on your farm!

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  5. How lovely to hear.
    I love following your journey with Willow and this is just a stepping stone along the way. I'm excited to hear about the reunion with Nancy. I'm certain Willow will remember her.

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  6. Thank you Nancy! God works in the most mysterious ways, and this is one that He has pulled together for you. So glad Willow will see a familiar face after surgery. That is WONDERFUL news Shana! Will be checking here often, and the FB pages as well...I can hardly wait to hear how Willow does through this ordeal - Sending Prayers and lots of love for her!!!

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  7. This is great news! Looking forward to hearing about Willow's progress through this difficult time, keeping you both in my prayers.

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  8. That's beautiful, I hope she pulls through.

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  9. I was actually going to see if you were close enough to me that I could possibly watch the children for you so you could go be with Willow, but I know that just sounds weird coming from a stranger. I've only lived in TN since July and miss my grandchildren like crazy, so it would have been great therepy for me too! Hopefully you have some close friends that might take shifts for you so that a trip to be with her will be possible at some point. If healing prayers and thoughts could heal her, she is good to go! You have so many people routing for her! Thank you so much for keeping us updated, she has become special to all of us!

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  10. I was actually going to see if you were close enough to me that I could possibly watch the children for you so you could go be with Willow, but I know that just sounds weird coming from a stranger. I've only lived in TN since July and miss my grandchildren like crazy, so it would have been great therepy for me too! Hopefully you have some close friends that might take shifts for you so that a trip to be with her will be possible at some point. If healing prayers and thoughts could heal her, she is good to go! You have so many people routing for her! Thank you so much for keeping us updated, she has become special to all of us!

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  11. Oh that is absolutely amazing. What a priceless thing, for her other mom to come to be with her when you are home with your sick baby girl.....So many people pulling for Willow....All you need is love ;)

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  12. Oh that is awesome. Willow will have someone there to love her and calm her in your place. Glad to hear it.

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  13. What great news and what a comfort to you and Willow. I just know there is more to her story- I feel like it's a storyline for a movie, and it will have a happy ending!

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  14. awesome news, i know you feel great about it.

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  15. Amazing! I bet Willow will be so happy to see a familiar face :)

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  16. I'm dying to hear how the reunion went! I know that there are FAR more important things (like the fact that she did SO WELL during surgery and is already walking!) but I still hope you follow up with a story about Nancy's reunion!
    How incredible that you are the owner of such an amazing horse with such a special, regal story. Although she had a couple of rough years, it's such an amazing story, and so representative of all of our lives. None of us have perfect lives, but hopefully the good times outweigh the bad...I know bad times certainly make me more appreciative of the good times I'm blessed with.
    I'm so thankful Willow found such a loving, wonderful, FOREVER home and family! Thank you for sharing her with each and every one of us. We're all blessed to have known such a wonderful horse, even if only through your eyes. Hugs and Love to you!!!

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  17. How did the reunion with Nancy go.. I am dying to hear as well.

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  18. Aww I bet willow will be happy to see her <3 Hope you are holding up xoxo

    Lindsey

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