Wednesday, March 23, 2011


"Hope" is the thing with feathers-
That perches in the soul-
And sings the tune without the words-
And never stops-at all-

-emily dickinson

A sweet and precious friend texted this to me tonight and I love it.

Monday, March 21, 2011

maybe it's the smell of spring in the air and the anticipation of sunny days , but i have been longing to be horseback again...
this is "annie girl" i owned and enjoyed her when we lived in wa.
green pastures,lots of apples and hay cube treats,horse friends gallore, and a rider who treasures your bumpy gallop... these are my hopes and wishes for you still....

The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire. ~Sharon Ralls Lemon

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~Winston Churchill

Friday, March 18, 2011

It was my sweet Mother in law's birthday yesterday.

Happy Birthday
I am thank-full for you... for many reasons!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

simple joy

simple joy.
the joy that bubbles up in us and spills out for the world to see. running down a grassy hill,
you feel as if your legs will never stop,
a smile is unstoppable and you laugh until you fall down and your belly aches.
the point where you get to a gallop on horseback,
the wind rushes,
the power of the horse is felt,
and you can not stifle the smile and laugh that just comes.
the giggle that starts when your not supposed to be giggling,
the giggle is transferred to friend or sibling until it's all you can do to not explode in embarrassing laughter.
the smile you can not mask when a baby looks your way in the market and starts it's excited cooing just for you.
the smile that comes when you imagine seeing someone you have missed for a long time.
the smile this sweet one has on her face, frozen in a time of simple joy.

Photograph by Leonard Ball-Kenya

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

dear friend

Pure. kind.driven.
read what kelley is sharing, dreaming, loving and living


Without shelter...
Japan's people are in pain.Galations 6:2 "Carry each others burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." My heart is hurting for them.
Without food...
Without water...
What can I do? I long to give you warm food. I long to wrap you in warm clothes and blankets. I long to give you a hug and a smile and to give you hope.

Psalm 130:7 - ... put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. I promise.


Photos from the Orange County News Register