|15 year old me|
My parents had little money and thought that riding was an expensive sport. They did everything to discourage me. It wasn't done to be cruel but more to protect me from hurt and disappointment. My passion and longing was so strong that I felt real pain and loss at my horseless self in our 4-H Club.
|Pat Star Hank|
When it comes to horses, everything I do and everything I try to do, Mrs W is the Angel attached to the memories that guided and showed me what kindness and humanity is all about. It is why I shared Sugar and now, Maisy with so many. It's why I volunteer so much, donate money and time to organizations that help kids of all ages.
And, when I see an Angel - the young trainer who puts her kids first, who networks so the poorer students have the same experience as the more afluent or the other Mrs W's in the world that ask for so little and give so much, I feel a need to tell them that they are making the world a better place.
One of my favorite books is "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" by Mitch Albom. It'sone of those odd books that grabs you by the heart and engages your mind. It's about a man who believes he lived a failed life. When he dies, he meets 5 people who, in some way, were changed because of him. On his way to Heaven, they tell him their stories - some simple and always profound. Read it 'cause it's a good one.
And when you're done, know that everything you do (and say) affects someone. And if you're one of those Angels, know really know, that your touch goes deeply and profoundly.
Sending love and thanks to the real Mrs W and all those who embody her spirit!