May 14th

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Does anyone else get summer anxiety?

Paul and I were just talking about it the other day. Winter was so long, I think it traumatized me. We’re already halfway through May, the grass and trees are green. I’m already feeling summer slip through my fingers and I haven’t even jumped in a lake yet.

I don’t know, maybe it’s just me. It’s the ebb and flow of living in our climate, I suppose.

Anyway, moving on.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the depth of friendships I’ve cultivated with new friends over the past year and a half. Incredible women at different walks of life who’ve taught me so much about God, life, and who I am as a friend.

Women who make me dig deeper, think harder, and invest more thoroughly. They’ve shown me that being vulnerable makes me strong, and is a springboard for community.

This morning was such an excellent example of that.

My sweet friend Christine invited me out for a barn date. We’ve been in a small group together, and have found that we have a lot in common other than our faith. Horses are another big connection for us, so naturally, she’s come out to meet our boys, and today was about me meeting her girls.

Christine was a great voice of reason and troubleshooting over the winter when we were trying to navigate Junior’s soreness. She helped keep me grounded and validated my feelings when I felt like I was losing my mind. So today, she had asked if I could come out and do some liberty with her girls to see if it could be a tool for her to use as a form of mental workout.

It was so fun!

I haven’t worked with mares in a while, and I forget how much spunk and sass they can dish out. It was so refreshing! It makes gaining their cooperation and respect that much more satisfying. Both girls engaged really well with me, and I’m excited to see what Christine does with it!

Then pulling in back at home, my joy kept multiplying. My new lens was waiting for me on my front porch! A wide angle lens, just in time for Hawaii – I can’t wait to play with it!

Also, our Joyful Noise wristbands came in the mail today! SO PUMPED!!!

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