Moving On…Again

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Photo credit is of course one of my faves from Stephen Hanks called “Moving On”

First I’d like to say I hope everyone had fabulous holiday season…may the New Year bring us all peace and happiness…

 

I haven’t been here much…just living life…watching days go by…seasons change…getting older…

You find yourself content yet yearning…wanting…longing for more..

I felt lost for awhile…unhappy with the person I had become…no longer the chaser of dreams..no longer living the dream…

stagnant….bored…

I found an old friend…one that brought light to my days….smiles to my lips…

I felt alive again…spilling my heart…like a young girl….comfortable…then…

The secrets…the untruths…the mysteries…they always reveal themselves…

I am not regretful…sometimes opening ourselves….opening our hearts…brings us back to a place we had forgotten…where smiles and love filled our hearts and our days…

We move on from what held us back….

We move on from the dark cloud on our heart…

We move on and find ourselves again…

We smile…and await the next part of our journey….with hope and anticipation…

Welcome to 2017 my friends…

We are “Moving On”..

 

 

Hi and uggh….and Happy Halloween

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I have not been around much lately….the summer was busy…getting school started was busy…and then there is this feeling I have….just this ugggh…of so many things around me…is it disgust??

Is it anger??

Is it just frustation?

Or is it that I find the ignorance around me to just be too much….I wash my hands of it…I have never enjoyed conflict or disagreement…but in my heart…people make me want to scream…

Parents at horse shows who believe because they pay alot of money…their children deserve better treatment and higher placed ribbons…ugggh

Friends who believe they can just pop in and out of your life like your a department store…only there to provide them with something when they need it….ugggh

Family who believe you have no life and have just soo much time to do things they need you to do…on short notice…when you have a child w/ lots of activities but oh no…please let me just do what you need ok….ugggh

Organic green lovers who I admire and respect mind you…but your life is better than mine because I dont live that way??? your child is smarter and healthier why?? ugggh…please

I could go on….politicians….the ebola scare…ugggh ugggh ugggh

Then I decide to visit here tonight…and I read…and I bite my tongue…its never good to begin religious discussion w/ others…its just a mess…but I read a blog about Halloween and how it glorifies evil and we should not subject our children to it…and it glorifies death and its against God and I just decided I wanted to scream…we could go into the history of Halloween or the fun its supposed to be for the young children…its not supposed to be some deep holiday to hang alot of thought into…
but in the end…please remember to read your Bible…it is filled w/ death…it is filled w/ violence and evil and suffering and slavery and all sorts of things…but it leads those with faith to rise above and find strength and wisdom in God and peace for our hearts…so please dont tell me we are subjecting our children to evil by allowing them to dress up and go out for candy…UGGGHHHH

the world out there….the reality…is the world is filled with evil..its up to us as parents to help them find their way to overpower it…to give them hope…help them find faith…

and to pick the costume…w/ a sword to defeat all evil….hehehhee

Happy Halloween…to all…

Lucky

ribbonsmary & KK & Lucky3K & Ella

My sister flew in last Friday….the days have flown by and today I must say goodbye to her….I enjoy her visiting….we laugh like little girls and she makes my K happy by being here to watch her accomplishments….and what a weekend we had…

Her horse Lucky was pretty anxious the first day and they struggled but he did the jumps…just was hard to control him he was so wound up….but the next day….

She won a blue ribbon….first place…in jumping…the smile…even though we were on day 2 of being at the fairgrounds since dawn…sunburned and tired…you couldnt miss the smile…

Our sweet Lucky…my K loves him…even though he is a bit nervous…and together they did it and I cried and of course…so proud…it really didnt matter to me if they got blue…I just wanted them to get through the course and no one get hurt…lol…

Anyways…we have been to cookouts…the weather here is gorgeous….out to dinner with my husbands mother and sister…and my sister got to see my K play in her final orchestra concert…she stayed in town so she could go…its been a wonderful week and I hate to see her go…

Anyways…I said I would share some pictures…some are on my sisters camera so will have to wait for those….but…here they are…my K…my K w/ her lil friend…my K with my sister before the concert and then of course…her horse…

Lucky…
What a sweet boy…
Lucky

Before

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Show time this weekend….thought I would share some before pics and words…..then will share some after…

Have spent almost every night last two weeks at the barn….practicing…then this week its cleaning…..cleaning the horse….cleaning the tack and polishing….saddles, bridles, stirrups and bits….polishing riding boots….washing show coats….packing totes of supplies…hairnets and bobby pins, lint rollers for velvet helmets….all preparing…

She must take care of her horse this weekend too as if its her own….she must pack up the trailer w/ all her horses stuff and transfer to fairgrounds and then Saturday morning….all riders must be at the fairgrounds at 6am…they must feed and water their horse and clean its stall before doing warm ups in the show ring and then the show will begin….two days of this….she is registered for 6 classes…

She laughs….a laugh you only hear when your child is completely full of joy….its one you never forget when you hear it….

She smells….like hay….sweat…horse poop….and she loves it….

She works….unlike I have never seen….putting in hours doing everything she needs to do….never complains….its fun…(but gosh should I mention picking up her room and I get the nasty look..lol)

Most of all….she just beams….like there is a light inside of her….her and I read a book once…about a young girl finding her way…her mother had died and she went to live w/ an aunt…her aunt told her one day…she would find her fire…that feeling inside that would light up her life…I remember a year or so ago…when I watched her do this before…prep for a show…the hours put in…the time and energy….she looked at me and simply said….”I have found my fire Mom….you know…like in that book..”

Happy Memorial weekend…..will return when finally….the fire will burn out temporarily and she will sleep for a whole day…me too actually cause I have to drive her around for all this stuff…lolImageImageImage