Whether I am reading a book, watching a movie, or listening to someone share -- I absolutely love a great story. I love watching the plot develop and I especially love the possibilities surrounding each new beginning.

I hate endings. Closing the page of a book I've loved, the screen fading to black and the credits rolling after I've enjoyed a good movie, and a chapter in my life coming to a conclusion that has been life changing.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

My daughter and I are in the process of turning the page of an incredible chapter. The details are too many to describe. Yesterday, we said goodbye to Tiger's Edition, affectionately known as Eddy, our 12 year old, thoroughbred. Today, both Chelsea and Eddy begin a new chapter.

In the spring of 2006, Eddy was adopted by us through New Vocations -- a race horse adoption group located in Ohio. He came to us very green with little experience or training. After over 3 years of intentional and dedicated loving care, determination, and amazing resolve... Eddy and Chelsea have grown in strength, confidence, and beauty. You can see this in them... the possibilities hidden inside of them are emerging. No doubt, they are different as a result of this chapter of their lives.

My Chelsea is an amazing young woman -- I am honored to be her mom and even more grateful to be her friend.

I am also trusting God and remembering these words found in a little book in the Old Testament

Look... & watch and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.
Habakkuk 1:5

Today, I'm just wondering what's next...


  1. I am glad Chelsea had parents that allowed her to have this amazing opportunity! Special memories for her-- for all of you! I know this was an extra special time for you and Chelsea-- mother and daughter time. :) I am so glad we got to come see her compete-- she made us so proud! Eddy was a huge part of her life-- was and always will be, I am sure this experience will always be a part of the wonderful young woman she has and will become. The best part was that SHE got to choose with time to close this chapter of her life. So much harder when the choice is made for you. Life isn't always this kind! Sometimes those choices are made for us with no conversation. But that's another story. Saying good-bye is very hard---always is-- hard to let a friend go and I am sure Eddy was exactly that...... but I agree, there will be another chapter. I so look forward in seeing what comes next for her. She may be my only niece, but she is still the best! :) You will all be in our thoughts and prayers! How wonderful is it to be a mother and share these kind of memories with our kids! :)


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