Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Clover

     My blog readers that are already on the road know how hard it is to close down their previous  life. I'm fortunate, I'm doing this by choice, having decided over the past few years that my soul needs a change. I'm on several Facebook travelers and RV groups. Many write of  hard times, divorces, foreclosures, heart rendering deaths of a loved one to name a few. It seems impossible sometimes to organize all that is needed to take care of the things I once thought were important. Some of the best advice from folks who have done this is one step at a time. It takes a lot of steps. At the earlier times in my life, who would have thought that the things I wanted and got were the very things that keep me from creating and being free.

    Yesterday I found a good safe buyer for my horse. I will miss having a horse and she is a good girl. I never thought I would ever be without a horse. The past few years, my life and wants and needs have changed so much I wonder who I am anymore. I do feel more at peace than I ever remember being. The people who were out today had looked at close to a dozen horses for Jack. He had his riding instructor and her husband come out with him. I knew within a few minutes he would want her. Clover and Jack bonded instantly. He is a very kind and gentle man in his 50's and has been injured somehow and needed something big and gentle to help him heal his instructor told me. He didn't want to leave, he just stood there loving and petting her. She sniffed him  and offered him  her breath for him to return the favor. This is something horses do to each other and to some people. They were very impressed with Clover.

   Today they will pick Clover up and take her to a new home. This is a bittersweet time for me. 

   





This is Clover and me a few years ago, Clover and Pat's Dewey last summer.
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8 comments:

Nicki Hyser said...

Love this post, Diane, as bittersweet as it is. You are brave & strong & open to whatever comes. god Bless and Happy New Year! <3

Nicki Hyser said...

* GOD Bless!
BTW, read an article in AARP Mag yesterday about "work campers." Not sure this would work for your plans, but maybe ... http://www.aarp.org/work/working-after-retirement/info-2014/work-camping-seasonal-jobs.html

Dragonfly said...

Yes Nicki, this year won't work for work camping because I will return back to Ohio to settle everything come summer. Next year I will see about it. There are even places like the park lodges and motels that hire people who can lead arts and crafts classes for adults as well as kids that hire.

Karen and Tony said...

Giving up Clover had to be so much harder than giving up all of the superficial material things that we've all had to let go of to get on the road. I'm glad you found a good person to give her a new home.

Pleinguy said...

It's always hard to find a good match for a treasured animal. Finding such a buyer makes it easier to let go. Congratulations on another important step. Hope you have a successful new year.

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

I can't imagine how difficult the decision to find Clover a new home was. I'm excited that you found a great match and one she obviously approves of.

That will make moving forward a little easier.

Dragonfly said...

Dave, I am shooting for departure Jan 7th. Hope to see you in Quartzite after 13th or 14th.

Wish I could drag you and Stumpy along with me and my 2 little dogs Cindi.

Karen and Tony, true words were spoken, material things are just hard to sort through. Friends and family and living souls are hard to come to terms with.

Jim and Sandie said...

For some reason I seem to have lost track of you. I hope you made it to Quartzsite and are having a fabulous time enjoying the AZ sunshine.