“Never forget what Jesus did for you. Never take lightly what it cost Him. And never assume that if it cost Him His very life, that it won't also cost you yours.”
~Rich Mullins

Mar 18, 2014

I'm Still Here!!!

So sorry for the abrupt end to my nice, consistent, daily posting.....life went haywire on me! God is really using this time to teach me to rely on Him more and more, and to show me that there are some times that I have to rely on the people He has put in my life.

Long story short, we were already bogged down. Spring is here, and that means we're feeding 10 baby birds, waiting for 3 horse babies, raising a litter of puppies (one of which has an oversized tongue, and we're having to tube-feed every three hours round the clock), working horses for shows, and trying to just keep up on the regular chores!

Then, we took a nice break one afternoon and went on a quick hike. And in one accidental misstep, Jessie went from this.....

.....to this.

Crushed and stress fractured her navicular bone, completely tore all the main ligaments in her ankle, horrible pain, on crutches, no pressure on it, and she's scheduled to go in for surgery assessment next week.

We're not a family known for doing things halfway.

So now, we still have all the baby critters, school, teaching piano lessons 3 days a week, the regular chaos, PLUS the four day horse show this weekend that Mom's showing in and I'm photographing. And no Jessie. 

And Anna gets sick. Totally sick...out on her back, unable to help.

In other words, the current situation over here is Mom and I working like maniacs! But it's kind of fun...I love Mom and we work really well together, so we're getting lots accomplished! Tack room is completely cleaned out and organized, the trailer is getting packed, the barn is clean, the horses are clipped.....

But my blog is being sadly ignored :)

I figured I'd post a quick life update just to prove that I am still alive and kicking over here, although after this weekend, my chance of staying so could be doubtful. It'll be exhausting but SO MUCH FUN. You want a little sneak peek at the awesomeness?!?!?

Remember this picture?

It is being drawn by the incredibly amazing, outrageously, ridiculously talented master mind behind www.DavidRonsick.com. David's coming to the show this weekend, too, and I'm so excited to see people's reactions to the finished version of this sketch!!

So there's the past 10 days in a nutshell! This weekend is going to be insane, and I may not be fully functioning the beginning of next week. But God is totally in control, and is still blessing us so richly even in the midst of all our pandemonium. I'm so incredibly grateful for all the amazing friends He's put in our lives. It is so humbling to have so many people so willing to help! I love you all!!!

In conclusion, here's the next picture in my "quotes" folder :) :) :)


  1. Wow...in our house we'd be saying, "When it rains, it pours!" I'll be praying for you all. Most particularly for full recovery for Jessie's ankle! It looks (and sounds) really painful! (I think I was blessed that the two bones I have broke were just minor factures...)

  2. Ouch!!! Sounds like your busy!! We aren't calving yet, but I am really excited for when the cows do!! Hope everything goes ok…
    Hannah / Hay Bale