It was truly a matter of a heart shift. I honsetly thought we were going to be located in the Fremont area come spring. When the horses moved to Reedsville it was to be a short season...almost beyond doubt. Momentum, connections... it was all falling into place sweetly. As the winter went on we met with our potential (spring) boarding facility owner. Despite both sides wanting it to work we couldn't find a landing spot both of us were comfortable with. We closed our last conversation with the door open should things change.
To say that my thought was light and w/o questions, doubts and disappointment would be untrue. To write them would take far too much space.
Willing. An adventure to Oklahoma, Stormwalker Ranch specifically, raised further questions...and also began to loosen the stuck grips that were on my heart and thoughts.up my heart. "Well Lord, now what? You haven't shut the door, but this wasn't what I was planning." I still felt the sting "leaving" the kiddos and families that would likely not be able to follow us. Remembering that God's wisdom and love way surpasses anything I bring to the table I chose to rest all in His hands.
We began deeper conversation with Ken and Christi of Morning Star Ranch in Reedsville. To say that this pairing is a God send is not said lightly. Again, this moment isn't for that story, but it is rich and so sweet. We will sweetly walk and see how He guides and unfolds this new chapter.
I knew I wanted to connect with one of the liasion officers from New London, there was a middle school girl who had just started in October whom we thought would be rejoining when spring sessions started up. I didn't want him to find out through the grape vine.
Steve and I connect this past Friday. As I shared a brief story about our new location he wisely reminded me that God holds the reins and has us right where we need to be. But then....
He had JUST spoken with the mom of the young girl who I felt I was letting down. Among their conversation Steve said he hadn't seen much of "Bree" this year and asked mom what was up. Mom told him Bree was doing considerably better. Upon Steve's asking, "What changed?" mom said it all started when she came to the ranch. Something connected. Not wanting to wait the family pursued a local equine therapy facility to continue pick up where Crossfire had left off.
When I think of the sweet way He allows horses to reach hearts... my heart cannot but be awed. He's got this. God's wisdom, timing, love out measures anything you or I could ever bring to the table. He know what the best way for everything is, even if we don't understand it...ever, or agree with how He allows things to go. Refreshed in His love, thankful for His grace and mercy, we press on to run the race He has set before us. His love never fails, don't forget to look for it. He is waiting with arms open wide to share it with you.