Friday, March 12, 2010

So It Isn't November

But I wasn't blogging then, so we can pretend. Faith turned 12 last November. Wow. She'll be a teenager this very year. And this is where I do that gulpy thing cause of a big fat lump in my throat. Has it really been 12 years ago that a doctor handed me a beautiful, 6 lb little girl? A baby girl, whom I might add, seemed to know from that very moment who she was, exactly how she wanted her life, and has rarely swayed.

I could go on for hours about her personality... but of course you just have to know her. She's the best kid ever. Well, one of the 6 bestest kids ever. And as is typical of birthdays around here, the birthday girl pretty much chooses (within reason, of course) the activities for the day. This is the 3rd year in a row that all she wanted to do was ride horses. She LOVES horses with a passion that runs deep. She still says when she grows up she'll wants to do hippotherapy (therapeutic riding) - working with horses and kids with disabilities and/or emotional struggles. She'll be fantastic at that... or whatever she decides to do.

So, we saddled up. Here's Faith about to put a blanket on Blue.

She isn't the only one who loves horses. Here's Hope with Sugar.

Big sisters riding little sisters.

Blessing's turn lasted long enough for me to turn around and get the camera. By then she was already reaching for me to get her back off. She's fearless in so many ways, but she did not like the horses, and she does not like elevators or 4-wheelers or public bathrooms. Strange mix, huh?

Sweet birthday memories.


glitzen said...

Glad to see you blogging again! We love horses too, and have three. Can't imagine life without horses!!! Does your Faith want a pen pal? My daughter (13) would love another horse nut to write to.

40winkzzz said...

wait til it's your YOUNGEST turning 12! that will happen to me later this year. it's kind of hard to let the "baby" grow up, but she will whether i like it or not!

(ps- i'm not just reading this now; i read it last week and am only now coming back to comment.)