God has a way of showing us lessons that we did not anticipate learning. The past year or so has been a time to remember but a time to let go. As we traveled the journey that would take us into the valley I found my faith being tested on a daily basis. Loss was going to be our friend for many months. The loss of our beautiful horses, dog and cat was throwing me into a state of deep grief. Brain fog was my friend. I was sad, angry, happy and I felt alone. Alas, God was going to be my best friend and each and every day I would turn to him and say what is the lesson? Do I need to quit? What are you telling me God? Psalms 23 came to mind a lot. Even when I walk through the dark valley of death, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. That would be my friend for days, weeks and months to come
It was a time to pull out all the blessings so that grief and sadness did not overtake me. I was so blessed. After all I had God as my best friend. So many beautiful memories of Blue, Bo, Sonny, Snickers, Shadow, Kiley and Buddy, they touched hundreds of lives with their special personalities. Their unconditional love changed lives including mine. I am so honored and blessed to have known each one of these beautiful animals. A time to remember: I had a wonderful husband that supported me through the struggles. I was not going to give up and he stood by me. I am blessed to have a beautiful Grandson that kept telling me Grandma it is ok the angels took them and they are with Jesus now just like in the book “Heaven is for Real”. I am blessed to have a new beautiful storage building. I am blessed with a roof and food and time for reflection at Clear Lake. Blessings with a beautiful friend in my coaches that are still teaching me the lessons I was to learn. I have so much to be thankful for, the beauty of nature, the beauty of animals, the wonderful support system and yes my God. I would not have gotten through this and put one step in front of the other without my faith.
A time to remember: My beautiful friends are now at peace and I miss them deeply. I also know that God gives us a short time with them and we loved them, cared for them and enjoyed and cherished the wonderful times with them.
Ladies and Gentlemen remember the beautiful memories, cherish each and every day and feel blessed that we are honored to have a beautiful time to remember.