First Fall

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I made this blog private tonight….I just want to write for awhile to my daughter….things one day she can read and remember….like just last Tuesday….February 12th, 2013

 

Two and a half years she has ridden….sometimes the ride is bouncy…sometimes a bit scary….at least for mom….but she has always had or found the perfect balance…to stay in step….to hold on to whatever happens…

That night was different..I seemed to even feel it….she kept adjusting her foot in her stirrups…things just seemed off….but there she was…posting trotting around the arena…then in a flash of a moment…Klondike seemed to perhaps trip?? his head went down and she in her upright posting position….went tumbling forward….heading to the ground…

Sometimes as a parent we seem in slow motion….we want to be there so fast…to reach out and catch them…but its just too late…they have to hit sometimes I guess….but gosh…she hit so hard…the tears filled her eyes….covered in dirt….nothing broken….no blood….

so she gets up….after being checked out by the owner who came over to see her…I watched with nervous admiration….my daughter…pick up the reins and walk it out with her horse….tears flowing down her cheeks…but picking up and moving forward….slower…wiser perhaps…

then…she got back on…I had asked if she wanted to…maybe she would want a break but then there she went…back up into the saddle….she didnt pick up the pace but she walked…around several times….reforming trust with the horse….and maybe reestablishing some courage in herself??

 

I hope she goes at life this way….tearful…hurt…moving forward and doing it again….

Its something we can all hope for our children….every wonderful ride….has its ups and its…falls…

Proud mother…

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2 thoughts on “First Fall

  1. This was a beautiful post.

    I watch my children fall in slow motion as well – I have been doing that for a long time it seems (my daughter is now 23 but each time I see her start to head for the ground – if you know what I mean by that – I watch it in slow motion as I do with my now teenaged sons)

    Sometimes we need to write in private.

    We all need a safe place – I will miss reading but I think writing to your daughter – writing for her – is an inspiring act of love.

    You will be leaving her a very great gift.

    You.

    M.L.

    • summerrain63 says:

      Wow…you are fast….

      Yea…sometimes I think maybe the things I want to remind her about when she gets older…it really doesnt need to be shared…I will still be around to read….I work nights and need something to arouse my mind..

      She is only 9…and I dont think I have ever seen anything as beautiful…

      Teenage boys huh….I await with anticipation of those years…NOT…lol

      thanks for stopping by….so quickly…

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