Finally after 15 1/2 weeks it appears that there is a conclusive return to normal. Oh and how I thank God for that. Saturday, August 2nd was the first day I saddled and rode all by myself, for 2 1/2 hours.
I love days I ride and see lots of wildlife. This day I first spotted a raccoon in a tree. She climbed down and ran off down the creek. It is very seldom that I see a raccoon during the day. Other sightings were hawks, a coyote, tiny baby hogs and a lone deer. Wildlife always makes the ride more interesting.
Overall it was a great ride. It was just so peaceful, so quiet, except for the sounds in the sanctuary. It's easy to just lose yourself in the moment and to be grateful for so many things.
It's hard to describe the feeling of normal again, of being able to do just about everything I was able to do before. It's hard to describe the feelings of freedom and independence and competency. Being dependent on others was very difficult and very humbling. However, being in that place has given me a much greater compassion for others in need. I hope I can be a better giver, a better helper to others who are now walking in those shoes. There are always lessons to learn from the hard knocks in life. I hope I have learned some.
Encourage one another, continuing the journey on fresh paths.
Blessing and love to you, xoxo