It is with great sadness that I write to say that we have lost a long time supporter of not only Borderlands Horse Sanctuary but a supporter and role model for myself. My Grandmother passed away Monday. I am at a loss for words on how to describe such an amazing role model that supported me and my dreams of one day running a horse sanctuary. She was able to see my long-term goal come to fruition and meet my son. I cannot ask for any more.
I will miss her but she will be in my heart forever. She is in my memories, thoughts, and prayers always. Her blood runs through my veins. I have the same drive and passion that she had and willingness to follow my dreams even when the going gets tough. I will miss being able to go to her to seek wisdom and guidance but being the role model that she was, I know that I can look within myself to find the answers that I seek. This is not goodbye. I will see you again some day.
We are also in the final preparations for the SD Horse Fair. I am looking forward to the event although disappointed that there are some who show their true jealousy by us being there. I am excited to show off Mike's work on the boot rack and cross. I will be at the booth on Friday and Sunday if you'd like to stop over and chat. I will also be performing with the Ridin' Angels at 11:30 and 6:30pm on Saturday and again at 4:00pm on Sunday. I'll be riding Zeke. He's hard to miss!
I will be riding this weekend in honor of my Grandmother. Her funeral is this Saturday so I'll be running between the Horse Fair and the funeral. I'm sure to be stressed but I know that I have a strong support group to fall back on. I want to thank everyone for their moral support and willingness to help out in this very hard time for me. I will put my sadness aside and do as my grandmother would have loved, and ride for everyone.