I came across this photo of us from last winter... I don't have any photos from the day I met her (I was too stunned to pick up my camera)...
A year ago today, I met the soul and started the journey that would forever change my life in the most miraculous ways...
I will never forget the complete shock and sadness I felt when I first saw her. And I felt so scared... I was just so scared.
It must have been some special kind of faith deep down inside of me that helped me make this decision - despite my fears and doubts. My has that faith grown... and grown... and it continues to grow. And I think my heart has grown too. I experienced the most incredible love and witnessed the kind of hope and strength I only wish I had myself. I learned so much from her... yes, I learned SO much from her... much about life, much about faith, and much about love. I have so much more to learn, and the miracle is that she is still teaching me.
And though our time on earth together was short, our journey together lives on. She is with me. She is in me. She watches over me... Yes, I miss her, but I'm happy that our story has inspired others in so many positive ways; and I am comforted by the stories others are still sharing with me... .. stories of faith renewed, horses rescued, donations made, poems written, and long lost dreams fulfilled... and all in the name of my amazing, beautiful, divine horse named Willow.
I do believe she was God's gift to me, and I am so so grateful...
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Rain and Violet... they are both so gentle and kind... both gifts from Willow. ♥ From Mississippi and Florida, I found them while not even looking for horses. And I bought them both site unseen, because I knew in my heart that they were perfect for me. And since Willow died, I trust my heart. They are the two horses I ride now, exclusively... They take care of me, and I feel safe with them. Yes, I trust my heart because I feel that Willow is somehow guiding me. But when I really think about it, I still don't feel worthy of all that God has blessed me with, especially Willow's undying love and guidance...
Thank you God.