Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tally -Ho!

For those of you who read our blog regularly know that Abbi lost her horse to colic about 4 weeks ago. It was an extremely sad day and difficult week following the loss of a great horse. Abbi continues to miss Chief but sees God's hand in the whole situation.

A friend that was here when Chief died, was telling a friend of hers and another friend overheard and he piped in and said, " I have a horse I would give to her!". I got in contact with him and he gave me the history of this little mare. He kept saying, "If she doesn't work out, I will take her back." So, knowing that, Brian and I decided to give Abbi some time with her and see what she thought about the mare.

The Cowboy (with the mare) knew it was Abbi's birthday the next day and said, "I don't ever miss birthdays. I will have this mare to Abbi for her party!" And he did.

So, we celebrated Abbi's birthday as a family. She opened her gifts. All but one. We had her open this envelope for last. Brian had written a poem for her - - 

Dearest Abigail,

This past month has brought you grief

with the passing of your buddy, Chief.


We know you loved to ride your friend,

not lolly-gagging, but like the wind.


Although he was one of a kind

we thought perhaps you wouldn't mind


If we searched the land for another steed

to quench your thirst for break-neck speed


So we found a filly that needs some lessons

but we figured that would be a blessing


To someone as tough as you

who not only rides but trains them too.


So, with no more reason to dilly dally

let us introduce you to your new friend...


Abbi could barely contain herself. After reading the poem, she looked up and her daddy said, "Tally is on her way and will be here in about 45 minutes." Abbi smiled bigger than life with tears in her eyes. She could hardly wait.

This is Abbi seeing Tally for the first time. Cowboy Brandon is on the right.


They hit it off immediately.

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She is sooo cute!!


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What a sweet blessing!


Andrea Cherie said...

Goodness! You just made me cry! I'm so thrilled for your Abbi!

Melissa (aka Kitty) said...

I can just imagine how Abbi felt. I was excited as I was reading the poem. Beautiful horse.

Jessica said...

Ashley, Abbi is adorable and those pictures are priceless. You can see the joy she was feeling. How sweet. I am so happy she was blessed with a new horse to fill the void from Chief.

~Bren~ said...

Oh, I got all teary eyed myself. How wonderful! Tally seems to really love Abbi already!

Mountains, snow and sweet little toes said...

God is good! I am SO excited for Abbi! Can't wait to meet Tally, and I LOVE all the new decorating! Way to go!

Natalie said...

That poem gave me tears, too! And a smile! I sense a lot of wonderful adventures ahead!

Susan said...

What a blessing indeed! Im a little misty eyed myself. What a sweet sweet looking mare. Abbi will have tons of fun with her this summer. Way cute!!!
Have fun Abbi

The Morris Family said...

Wow!!! What a beauty. It looks like the Lord can open the windows and bring you horses and us bikes...Praise the Lord!!!! Happy Happy Birthday!!

Dani Joy said...

Praise the Lord,for Abbi´s new horse. How awesome! She must be one happy young lady!