A New Beginning
As a young girl, I was always fascinated with horses and although it was a rare occurrence to be involved with a genuine, living breathing horse, I soaked up anything and everything related to horses. My love of wild and free horses was clearly evident in the many broken legs of my Breyer horses who had galloped fast and hard to keep their freedom and integrity. When Eternity came into my life, everything that was in my heart all of my young years had solidified and it was in that moment I realized exactly who I was meant to be. Since then, there have been many obstacles and roadblocks on my journey to becoming the horsewoman I aspire to be and although I have lost Eternity, she is still the driving force that keeps me on my path. More than ever, I am now determined to make it my personal mission to give the Mustangs who have lost their freedom on the open range the opportunity of a second chance at life… and a new beginning.
In the recent months, my husband and I have given serious consideration to packing up our small studio and heading for the countryside. We have been organizing our budget, making every effort to consolidate our expenses and turn our dream into a reality. We had set a goal to focus on eliminating our debt while we both have steady income here in the city and to set our sights on Summer 2017 to relocate. But with just one phone call on Thursday evening, everything changed. After many prayers seeking guidance and direction, it seems as though Summer 2016 may be our answer. Months ago, we had scheduled a trip to Springville, CA to attend the Springville Sierra Rodeo this weekend. It never crossed our mind that it would turn into a potentially life-changing trip!
It is only with God’s help that we have made it to this point in our lives and through the many trials we have endured. When we had discussed our intentions of moving back to Springville with my mother, she reminded me of how in one short month things fell right into place for our family to move when I was a teenager. At the time, I had laughed because the thought of us moving before next year seemed impossible in my mind… the logistics completely unlikely. Now I look back at the moment and laugh again, because not only is anything possible with God, but are mothers ever wrong?! I have a big day ahead of me to prepare for our trip this weekend, but I couldn’t be more excited. There’s nothing more I want in life than to get back to my roots, stay true to my heart, and draw closer to God through his incredible, magnificent creation that is abundant in the beautiful countryside. Never stop dreaming, my friends, even when all the odds are stacked against you.