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“Our Words Are The Display Of Our Hearts”

This page was created because I want to share beautiful photos, poems, inspirational writings, –helpful hintsand a few favorite funny articles that have been sent to me!! I will be adding interesting articles regarding horses ……..and many other things!!! 9-10-11

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FAMILY

Ronnie Joe’s 70th Birthday 4-19-11-    First Photo:  (Left to Right) Me – my sweet, funny niece, Sharron, – my wise and beautiful sister, Phyl, R.J., (rock of our family -love him SO much)……Emily - their granddaughter,  and Courtney, my sweet daughter!  Second Photo:  My sister Phyl, Ronnie Joe, and  their granddaughter, Emily!!    We had a great time celebrating!

         

We had a great summer!         My Granddaughter  - the artist!!

             

    Jaxipoo                                Our Beloved Kelly                     Sweet Funny Max                     

 

INSPIRATIONAL

God Did Not Promise Days without Pain, Laughter Without Sorrow, Nor Sun Without Rain,…..But He Did Promise…….Strength For The Day, Comfort For The Tears, And Light For The Way…….

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…….The Mom that wrote this beautiful tribute to horses for what they teach our children,……it is SO true!   This is what horses did for my daughter.  For the person she was growing up,…and for the person she is today, I first give  “Thanks to God”, and second, “I Give Thanks To Her Horses”……….  It is truly “the best gift” a parent can give to their child….”If” that child has the true  passion in their heart for horses……………..

A Daughter (or Son) Growing Up With Horses 

My daughter turned sixteen years old today; which is a milestone for most people. Besides looking at baby photos and childhood trinkets with her, I took time to reflect on the young woman my daughter had become and the choices she would face in the future.

As I looked at her I could see the athlete she was, and determined woman she would soon be. I started thinking about some the girls we knew in our town who were already pregnant, pierced in several places, hair every color under the sun, drop outs, drug addicts and on the fast track to no where, seeking surface identities because they had no inner self esteem.
The parents of these same girls have asked me why I “waste” the money on horses so my daughter can ride. I’m told she will grow out of it, lose interest, discover boys and all kinds of things that try to pin the current generation’s “slacker” label on my child. I don’t
think it will happen, I think she will love and have horses all her life.
Because my daughter grew up with horses she has compassion. She knows that we must take special care of the very young and the very old. We must make sure those without voices to speak of their pain are still cared for.  Because my daughter grew up with horses she learned responsibility for others than herself. She learned that regardless of the weather  you must still care for those you have the stewardship of. There are no “days off” just because you don’t feel like being a horse owner that day. She learned that for every hour of fun you have there are days of hard slogging work you must do first.
Because my daughter grew up with horses she learned not to be afraid of getting dirty and that appearances don’t matter to most of the breathing things in the world we live in. Horses do not care about designer clothes, jewelry, pretty hairdos or anything else we put on our bodies to try to impress others. What a horse cares about are your abilities to work within his natural world, he doesn’t care if you’re wearing $80.00 jeans while you do it.
Because my daughter grew up with horses she learned about sex and how it can both enrich and complicate lives. She learned that it only takes one time to produce a baby, and the only way to ensure babies aren’t produced is not to breed. She learned how babies are planned, made, born and, sadly, sometimes die before reaching their potential. She learned how sleepless nights and trying to outsmart a crafty old broodmare could result in getting to see, as non-horse owning people rarely do, the birth of a true miracle.
Because my daughter grew up with horses she understands the value of money. Every dollar can be translated into bales of hay, bags of feed or farrier visits. Purchasing non-necessities during lean times can mean the difference between feed and good care, or neglect and starvation. She has learned to judge the level of her care against the care she sees provided by others and to make sure her standards never lower, and only increase as her knowledge grows.  
Because my daughter grew up with horses she has learned to learn on her own. She has had teachers that cannot speak, nor write, nor communicate beyond body language and reactions. She has had to learn to “read” her surroundings for both safe and unsafe objects, to look for hazards where others might only see a pretty meadow. She has learned to judge people as she judges horses. She looks beyond appearances and trappings to see what is within.  Because my daughter grew up with horses she has learned sportsmanship to a high degree. Everyone that competes fairly is a winner. Trophies and ribbons may prove someone a winner, but they do not prove someone is a horseman. She has also learned that some people will do anything to win, regardless of who it hurts. She knows that those who will cheat in the show ring will also cheat in
every other aspect of their life and are not to be trusted.
Because my daughter grew up with horses she has self-esteem and an engaging personality. She can talk to anyone she meets with confidence, because she has to express herself to her horse with more than words. She knows the satisfaction of controlling and
teaching a 1000 pound animal that will yield willingly to her gentle touch and ignore the more forceful and inept handling of those stronger than she is. She holds herself with poise and professionalism in the company of those far older than herself.
Because my daughter grew up with horses she has learned to plan ahead. She knows that choices made today can effect what happens five years down the road. She knows that you cannot care for and protect you investments without savings to fall back on. She knows the value of land and buildings. And that caring for your vehicle can mean the difference between easy travel or being stranded on the side of the road with a four horse trailer on a hot day.

When I look at what she has learned and what it will help her become, I can honestly say that I haven’t “wasted” a penny on providing her with horses. I only wish that all children had the same opportunities to learn these lessons from horses before setting out on the road to adulthood.

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-SEPTEMBER 11TH– and EVERY DAY LET US BE GRATEFUL……

I hope all who visit our website will take the time to view our “In Honor Of Our Troops” and “The Reality of War” pages.

May we all treasure the days of our life and the time we have to spend with our loved ones. May we do this with the love and compassion for all those who are not so Blessed. Sunday – September 11th – the Tenth Anniversary of 911, – Let us spend this day, as well as EVERY DAY, with thoughts and prayers for all of the families whose lives were so tragically changed on this day. May we remember with gratitude those that bravely stepped up to the plate and gave their lives, as well as those that risked their lives to save others. And always, may we hold love and gratitude “every day” -!! –in our hearts for our troops, firefighters, policemen, others and their families ——– who sacrifice so much for our freedom! How can one not be proud to be an American?…….how can each of us not appreciate every day, the gifts that we have —–that have cost SO many so much?!

God Bless Each Of You and Your Families,….- And God Bless America!!

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 LAUGHTER WARMS THE HEART & MAKES US FEEL SO MUCH BETTER!!!

HOPE EVERYONE ENJOYS THESE AS MUCH AS I DID WHEN THEY WERE SENT TO ME!!! 

 THE FAIRY TALE PRINCESS

This is a fairy tale that we should have been reading as little girls!
Once upon a time,   in a land far away,  a beautiful, independent,
self-assured princess happened upon a frog as she sat, contemplating ecological issues  on the shores of an unpolluted pond in a verdant meadow near her castle.  The frog hopped into the princess’ lap
and said:

Elegant Lady,  I was once a handsome prince, until an evil witch cast a spell upon me.  One kiss from you, however, and I will turn back into the dapper, young prince that I am and then, my sweet, we can marry
and set up housekeeping in your castle with my mother,  where you can prepare my meals,  clean my clothes, bear my children, and forever
feel grateful and happy doing so.   That night, as the princess dined sumptuously on lightly sautéed frog legs seasoned in a white wine
and onion cream sauce,  she chuckled and thought to herself:
> I don’t think so.

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FBI PHONE CALL: 

“I’m calling to report about my neighbor Virgil Smith. He is hiding marijuana inside his firewood!”  “Thank you very much for the call, sir.”

 he next day, the FBI agents descend on Virgil’s house.  They search the shed where the firewood is kept. Using axes, they bust open  every piece of wood, but find no marijuana. They sneer at Virgil and leave. 

 The phone rings at Virgil’s house “Hey, Virgil! This here is Floyd —Did the FBI come?”

 >”Yeah!”

“Did they chop your firewood?”

 >”Yep.”
 “Happy Birthday, buddy!”

>Who Says Rednecks Aren’t Real Bright!!!!!

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KENTUCKY!!  Home of the Awesome Kentucky Wildcats!!!  

We are So proud of them!!

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Kentucky

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“we thank you”…..

 

For all our veterans, our troops, policemen, fireman, and all of you who have in the past and are presently sacrificing your lives to protect our families,  “we thank you”….and a special heartfelt thanks to the families of all these servicemen who sacrifice SO MUCH -

 

May God Surround Each Of You With So MANY BLESSINGS!!

 

SHARE this photo to show support for all the men and women who have served in the military. This is a picture of American troops on a C-17 Globemaster plane getting ready to fly home after a tour in Afghanistan. We thank them for their service!

Please —Click on  the underlined “WSMV-TV Channel4, Nashville” —below and see the awesome photo of so many brave men !!!  Coming home!  What joy it must be for those still coming home to their families!!!

Photo below taken from - WSMV-TV Channel 4, Nashville - week of January 7, 2014

 

 

 

Please also see our Tributes (2)  to our Troops – Listed in the Website Menu 

 

 

 

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