Monday, October 31, 2011
Were you born with horse fever? When you were a child and you saw a horse, no matter if it was an old retired pony in a field or a spotlessly groomed show horse, did you get that "I'm in love" fluttering heart feeling? Did you check out and re-check out every single horse book in the library, beg for horse related gifts for Christmas and your birthday, and put yourself to sleep counting NOT fat fluffy white sheep ... but wonderful chestnut, bays and greys, jumping over fences?
Well then YEP - you have horse fever!
I can't remember a time when I was not in love with horses. I tried everything I could to figure out ways to be in the company of horses when I was young, even if it only meant looking at one in a book!
When I grew up, married and had children, I tried to put it behind me, citing how expensive they were and how irresponsible it was for me to be so selfish, and HONESTY... I really thought that it was "not of God" for me to be so in love with them. I thought I was being a better (more holy?) person by suppressing the desire to wrap my life around them. We did live in the country and we did have a couple of pleasure horses (pets) that the girls grew up with, but this was far from what I dreamed of doing and being involved with horses in my life.
Then one day I realized how much God loved me. He loved me so much that He was the One who put that love for horses in me!! I got down on my knees that day and thanked God for this blessing and I stopped looking at it as a thorn in my side. Ever since then horses have been a TRUE BLESSING. They have been a source of exercise, comfort, entertainment and HONESTLY.. sometimes even a source of Psycho Therapy!!!
Soo - all I can say is, if you were born with horse fever... DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH GOD LOVES YOU??!!!