Sometimes the beauty is almost too much!!! The verse: This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it, goes through my mind. I try to remember that each day is a gift. That the Lord knows the plans He has for me, and they are good. These same promises are new each day and for you as well. Blessings, Sue
Friday, October 29, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
In my entire life, the one lesson that I continue to need is that of patience. When I was a little girl I can remember feeling like I would burst out of myself if I had to wait, for pretty much ... anything. This has found it's way into my adult life as well. As a young adult I had a job that needed me to be very precise. This made me slow down and realize that small things matter. Most of the time quite alot. That doing something really well the first time is usually the best way to go and that "things" are a process, built one upon the other. Making sure the first one is completed and "done right" will make the outcome much more pleasant. Having my children again taught me to pace things out. That things were not always accomplished on my time schedule and again that small things were the most important. Even though I learned to sew while quite young, making clothing for my girls and husband taught me the same lesson again and again. I could go on and on about the many times that God has used my life situations to teach me patience. Memories are running fast through my mind right now but that's not where I want to go with this.
It's just that, now, again, I find myself needing to be reminded that time is what it is going to take to get through this season in my life. Patience is of utmost importance right now. and I find myself hard-pressed to find it some days. My life is good. I want for nothing. And My God is a very kind and loving God. He continues to hold my hand through all my learning processes. He has given me the gift of a loving family and friends who fill my life with blessings.
And so now, having said all this. I will finish my wine, slowly, smelling, tasting and reflecting on just how good I have it. The rest.... will fall into place..... it always does!!!!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
We have moved Allison's horse, Cricket, to a new ranch. It has turned out to be a very wise thing indeed!! It is at the beginning of San Diego riverbed, at the base of El Cajon Mountain or El Capitan mountain. It is gorgeous!!! Smaller than our previous boarding facility and not at all like a "business".
Lets take a little walk around. The horses there, total 10 horses including Cricket plus the owners own 4. The atmosphere is one of peace and harmony. Thats actually Allison riding in the background in the white shirt.
The horses are all friends with each other and are allowed to actually be horses. While cleaning Crickets stall Allison let her loose to roam about nuzzling and visiting with all the others.
This is a shot in the direction of El Cap. The colors bounce back bright orange and brown at sunset and it is truly breathtaking.
With lots of shady trees to sit under it is the perfect place to be. I really can't say enough about how happy we are now. Cricket was completely trailer trained in 3 days. On the third day following Allison into the trailer without even a lead rope!!! The owner and Allison have the same training styles and its seems to be a great match.
This is Crickets new stall. Complete with her very own shade tree.
These are absolutely my very favorite tree. Cottonwood. When the leaves are blown by the wind they dance.