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Mothers Day 2021
Son number one sent a card. Son number two Facebook messaged me. Husband number one and only had a nice card and a plan to drive me wherever I wanted to go.
I wanted to see my friend Tricia. Tricia recently lost her husband and to add to the grief her son Joe was under the weather. Joe is about 6 months older than our oldest son Loren. A two hour drive is nothing when you want to spend some time with a friend.
We met her downtown and walked until we found a restaurant that didn’t have over an hour wait. Great food, coffee that grew on me and something I haven’t had in a long time: wheat toast with jam from those little packets. Nummy.
After visiting another hour at her house, we almost fell asleep. We have pictures of our two families, adults all snoring on the couch while our little babies laid on the floor playing with their toes. Its a comfortable place.
We had to move on from Tricia’s. Next stop was to see my horses. When we arrived, Charlie called out to them and both perked up their ears in the direction of the sound. Genie made little nickering sounds with her lips when I came up to her. Cj let me play with her bottom lip which hangs down when she is relaxed. And the little white spot on her nose just above her lip is about the softest thing on this earth and I just had put my nose to her nose to feel it. .
Laz was sitting out front of the barn and we chatted for awhile about life. Then he told us about the incident with CJ over the winter. The neighbor called and told him that one of the horses was down on the hillside and that Laz’s gelding was kicking at her. Laz rushed over, got his horse out of there and called the vet. CJ finally got up and they got her in the barn. They did their best to boost her, but she was dehydrated and very thin. Laz didn’t know what condition CJ would be in the morning. But when he walked into the barn whistling, she had her head out of the stall and ears perked .
We stayed there for over an hour hearing stories about my “girls” and the various rides they had been on. I know it was the right thing to re-home them. CJ and Genie are getting the kind of attention they deserve.
For what we lose we also gain. Kids grow up and move away. We as empty nesters are thrilled with even the simplest of cards or social media comments. Losing a spouse, oh how sad. We could see how much he was admired, and she loved by people of the community. She may not have known it before, but she does now.
Finding for the silver lining in the dark clouds makes life much more enjoyable, don’t you think?
Genie nickering under her breath, not wanting me to know she really misses me.