Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thankful

A year ago, my family and friends helped me move from Missouri back to Kansas.

Since that time, life has improved significantly for me, and I'm very thankful for everything that has happened to allow me to reach this place in my life.


I'm thankful for the farmstead that I've been allowed to take over.


I'm thankful for all the improvements being made on my house.


I'm thankful for having 3 wonderful siblings (and a fabulous in-law) whose love and support encourages me everyday.


I am thankful I got to say goodbye to Eddie, and spend several months with him before he passed.

I am thankful to now have his son, who came to me right after his sire's death and reminds me of him everyday.


I am thankful for his daughter Paula who, like Eddie, seems to always know what's in my soul.


I'm thankful for his other daughter Bambi, who has his playful spirit.


I'm thankful for the opportunity to own his first grandbaby.


I'm thankful for the opportunity to own an incredible foal of a stallion I've believed in for a very long time.


I'm thankful to have found wonderful homes for these special girls.


I'm thankful for all of my Dad's help in getting the farm from looking like this


to this.


I'm thankful for being able to be with the best farm dog ever in her final moments.


I'm thankful that Charlie and Harley are still going strong at 12 years old, and I'm thankful for constant source of humor Sophie provides, even if it is at Charlie's expense.


I'm thankful for my parents' help, love, and support, for all my wonderful friends, for my friend Darlene who has always given me the step up when I could never quite reach what I needed, and for so much more.

I could go on and on about how fortunate I feel to have such a blessed life. I'm having a hard time finding the words to express how I feel, so I'll just simply say...

thank you.
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2 comments:

Kate said...

You do have many wonderful things, people and horses and dogs in your life!

Jessie McCandless said...

Thank you, Kate! I think so, too :)