Sunday, September 27, 2009

A Final Farewell!


You were only a part of our lives for a few short months
but the impact you had will last a lifetime.

Oh yes, you came in with an attitude liked to bite
However, none of us could help
but to fall in love with you.

I've never seen a horse flap his lips the way you did
but it seemed you always had something to say.

Lessons learned through patience,
perseverance and practice
were many.

You taught us to be kind and understanding
when someone is in pain.
And to listen with our eyes and hearts
and not just our ears.

Being strong is good
but being compassionate is better.

You built confidence in our children.
Somehow, even with your persnickety attitude
our kids knew they could trust you (sort of)
and chose to.

I personally watched Matthew
grow into a confident rider
while on your back in Flagstaff.

I saw the same with Courtney
who came into riding with fear
but once she met you
began to blossom and believe in herself.

Ribbons will come and go.
Competitions will too.
But our memories of you will
last forever.

So Bose,

we thank you for allowing us to love you,
for pushing us to have patience and
perseverance when we wanted to quit.

Thank you for accepting us
and teaching us to accept you.

Thank you for building confidence,
compassion and love in our kids.

I don't want to type these words
but here is one final farewell.

We love you and miss you our friend.
Enjoy your life with Buzz.
And watch as our kids blossom
...Because of you.

Take a bow and accept one last
kiss on your head.

Considering Bose With Joy,

1 comment:

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