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 - -
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.
She is sooo cute!!
What a sweet blessing!