The greatest experience, the one which shakes a soul with hopes and fears, the results of which are never ending, and incidentally, the one which pays the biggest dividends, is to be found in the adoption of children.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Holiday Weekend

We celebrated over the weekend on Sunday. Our group was a little smaller than usual. My sister Geri and her family were in Colorado Springs to be with my nephew Jared who graduated from the Air Force Academy. (WOO HOO JARED!!!!!) What a fantastic accomplishment!
After eating until we all could pop, and sitting around and talking for a while, Anna and Tim were planning to leave when Maria invited herself to leave with them. They were going on to another get together with friends from church and happily allowed Maria to tag along. Our little Maria ended up having the time of her life! Maria has always loved horses and has talked about riding for a very long time. Well, she finally got her wish. Thanks to a very sweet pony named Barney, and very gracious hosts, (Jackie and family) Maria hasn't stopped talking about riding for the past several days! What a joy! Such simple things can bring such delight to children!
No, I'm not planning on buying a horse, but we may have to start visiting Jackie more often.
Thanks Tim and Anna for letting Maria tag along with you, and thanks Josh and Alison for taking the video. What a fun day!

Do I see a jockey in our future?


Lisa said...

Dear Maria,
You look so big on that pony. I'm so jealous. I want to ride a pony too!!!

Ferrick said...

Oh Praise God little Maria! Isnt it fun how God always answers our prayers, even when we didnt ask. You sweet little Princess, you look like a pro on that horse. Thanks to Mama for sharing with all of us. Susie

Eric and Michelle said...

Very Cute. What a special time.

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