I may be late in announcing this but it's not because I'm not thrilled to the limit. We've got a new grandbaby. Eloise Anne was born on January 23rd... right while the National Anthem was being played prior to kick-off of the Steelers playoff game. Needless to say, we missed the kickoff! LOL!
El is the sweetest little thing. The fact that our next youngest "grand" turned 5 in December amplifies how tiny she is, even though she was over 7 lbs. at birth. What a joy to snuggle her wee, warm body! Mom, dad, and baby are all adjusting to living together... Anyone who has had a baby added to their twosome will understand that it's not so easy. It takes a lot of readjusting to find the right balance so everything jives. But, when you find it, it's a wonderful feeling. You begin to wonder how you ever survived without the baby in your lives! Of course, then you blink and wonder how the baby got so big! I pray that both of my daughters and their families take the time to enjoy every day, ever moment. Life moves at a rapid pace, and as the one country song that charted just a bit ago, "Your gonna miss this some day!" It almost seems as though even the tough times are remembered with fondness. The crises of one day seem like no big deal just a bit later in time.
Changing subjects... I have been contemplating purchasing a gaited horse. I've never ridden one but I've heard that they are so smooth to ride. Sounds nice. Of course, I would have to find a new home for one of my current horses, either Coby or Willy. Coby would be the sensible choice since he would make a great starter horse for someone. As a mater of fact, I have 2 friends who would take him in a heartbeat, one of whom was nearly in tears thinking Coby would go to anyone other than her. I don't know. I need to think on the whole idea a lot more and do some praying before I make such a big decision.
I can't wait until the winder breaks and I can begin riding again. That means the expense of new shoes and lots of grooming as the boys shed out. But, I seem to enjoy riding more and more each riding season. I love long, leisurely rides with friends. I am also hoping that one or more of the grandkids decides to ride a bit more this year and accompanies me on the trail. That would be awesome!
Well, I hope you have a wonderful day. I'll have to bring some photos into this computer so I can share pics of El and also of other important things in my life. All of my photos are on my other computer at the office...