Saturday, March 14, 2009


"Enjoy Your Childhood!"
Ever remember your parents saying that to you? I tried...I honestly did! But now that I am an adult...well I didn't appreciate childhood as I should of.

This is me on my horse Tippicanoe around the age of 13 or 14. I think almost every little girl now adays dreams of horses. Their ultimate fantasy.
I was *extremely* blessed to be able to have a couple of horses in my childhood. And I believe those horses were part of my "positive" shaping in my life.
They taught me soooo many things:
1. Discipline
2. Cleaning up "stinky" stuff. ;-)
3. Life and Death
4. Safety is a HUGE goal, but not a guarantee in life
5. To enjoy the creation that God gave to man
6. God answers prayer
7. Friendship
8. Took lots of time, so kept me out of lots of trouble. ;-)
This horse in particular. He was such a character!
In his lifetime of me owning him, he:
1. broke into a garage and started to eat the dog food
2. Caused another horse to have surgery on their leg...twice! (Same horse)
3. Broke a window
4. Tore a pipe out of the ground
5. Pushed the wire fence off of the top wooden board, and crawled under the fence, and escaped
6. Would wake me up every morning by kicking the gate in front of my bedroom window to feed him.
I miss this guy!
He was terribly afraid of vaccinations. When we bought him we had a really good lady vet. She couldn't handle him for shots, so we had to find a strong man vet to administer the vaccinations, LOL!
When I got married....we as a married couple could not afford him. It wasn't fair to my parents to continue paying for feed, and upkeep.
So...I gave him to a Christian Bible Camp for children. I am sooo glad I did. He is *still* there after seven (almost eight) years of marriage. He is one of the children's favorite horses. He has lots of land to run and play, and he now is giving another child a positive influence in their lives. Yes, the Lord can use a horse. ♥

Rev 6:2
And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

1 comment:

Esther Ruth said...

So awesome Heather. I just dropped Rod and the children off at the beach. On our way there, we passed a small farmish area with a horse grazing. I think they have a couple of horses there. Sarah said she wanted a horse...she mentioned a white one probably because I said before how I wanted a white horse. Are your girls learning how to ride? I can't remember if you told me.

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