Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Part Two of Back to the Haven
She told me that she sized things up and went straight to prayer, "Okay, God, is this a test or a gift?" Turned out to be both. That man is a Galloway, so I can completely sympathize!
Virginia has always loved horses. (Sound familiar?) Like Rylee, she had a mare as a best friend when she was a young girl. Her heart broke as she went off to college and had to leave her mare behind. After college, they stayed together right up until the horse passed away. Marriage and family life moved her away from horses for a long time.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.- Joseph Addison
Good advice, I think.
They really fixed up the place, though, didn't they?
I watched for it. I watched as January slowly walked towards the gate...wondering...and then...yes...she turned and looked at Rylee. Rylee told her it was okay. Then, she continued to follow the other horses. It was at this point where Rylee started crying. She put her forehead against the pole fence. When the horses were out of sight, Rod put his arm around her. Virginia went off to do more chores. I headed to the truck.
"Dry your eyes now," said Uncle Rod.
"She's a girl. Let her cry!" Virginia yelled over her shoulder.