December 5, 2013
Morning at Martha's Farm
One year ago today, Willow was delivered to me at Martha's farm.. I drove out there early this morning and surprised Martha. I brought Martha a small, handmade painting of a Friesian horse on old barn wood. I also brought the old Faith sign that I kept on Willow's stall door, and I hung it back up. Martha gave me a big hug, and we spent some time together right there in Willow's stall.
I don't think I'll ever be able to express just how grateful I am to Martha for all she did for Willow... and for me. Mostly though, for loving Willow with her whole heart. Willow has brought many gifts to my life... and one of the greatest gifts is Martha's friendship. Yes, we were friends before, but our friendship has grown so much during our journey with Willow and even now many months after her death. Martha has done amazing things for our horses, but truly the most amazing thing is what she has done for my soul and for my faith. I appreciate and admire her so much... she is sure proof of God's love. And I am the fortunate witness... and the very lucky recipient of her guidance, encouragement and unwavering love.
I cried plenty of tears this morning- happy tears because I am so thankful for the time I had with Willow and for everything our journey together has meant to me. And look who showed up right when I was about to leave... Abigail! Willow's best kitty friend... such a sweet kitty. I really feel like Willow was there today too... right there with us. In fact, I know she was.