Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A Guide

I got this in a forward, and thought it was cute. It reminds myself of me and Abby. She is doing much better running around, but still cannot walk on slippery surfaces as her right side legs are not 100%. And the stairs are scary because her front leg does not quite work. she just waits for me at the top of the stairs to pick her up. It is sad, but I am happy to be her guide, and it makes me feel good to know that she waits for me to help her. She knows I am there for her.

The Horses
Just up the road from my home is a field, with two horses in it

From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse. But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing....

Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him.

This alone is amazing.

If you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell.
Looking around for the source of the sound, you will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field.

Attached to the horse's halter is a small bell.

It lets the blind friend know where the other horse is, so he can follow.

As you stand and watch these two friends,
you'll see that the horse with the bell is always checking on the blind horse,
and that the blind horse will listen for the bell and then slowly walk to where the other horse is, trusting that he will not be led astray.

When the horse with the bell returns
to the shelter of the barn each evening,
it stops occasionally and looks back,
making sure that the blind friend isn't too far behind to hear the bell.

Like the owners of these two horses,
God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect
or because we have problems or challenges.

He watches over us and even brings others into our lives
to help us when we are in need.

Sometimes we are the blind horse
being guided by the little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives.

Other times we are the guide horse, helping others to find their way....

Good friends are like that ... you may not always see them, but you know they are always there.

Please listen for my bell and I'll listen for yours.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Better..and Better

Abby is doing much better. Yesterday was our first day of no cortisone shots. We were to watch her and make sure she didn't seem any worse, and I can proudly say she is as happy as a lark. She is pooping lots now, and very happy.

Her ability to stand is getting better and better. Last night when Matt came home, which is the most exciting part of the day for Abby, she stood right up and tried to take off. This didn't work out too well, but I must say it was her best attempt.

There is a lot going on this weekend, and I am excited to get the Absters out and about. I have a friends with a nice dog bag, so I might see if Abby will fit in this, or else Petco has these dog packs. There look convenient, but I just don't know how cool I would look with that on my chest:) I really shouldn't care, though.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

She Stood Up!

Abby and I went over to my Cousins house last night to look at his yard. He has a 3-year-old, Kyra, who loves Abby. While Kyra was jumping around singing, and being a 3-year-old Abby must have gotten so excited and determined to get up and play that she just suddenly stood up. My Cousin and I were just talking about how sad she must be, and out of the corner of my eye I saw her trying to stand. I just watched and pretty soon after a good struggle she was on all fours. She then tried to move forward and her hind end fell to the side, but my leg was there for her to lean on.

This is very exciting, for all of us! She did it again while we were all laying in our bed. I think the soft ground made it easier for her.

All of your thoughts and prayers are helping.

Oh, and she pooped too!!! Its been about 3 days!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Abby Update

Abby is doing better. She is here at work with me so that I can make sure she gets to her food, and water. I also carry her outside every now and then. I can usually tell when she needs to go potty, because when I ask her she perks right up.
She seems to be balancing very well, and sits up a lot. When I stand her up and flatten out her feet she can stand on her own until she tries to walk, and then she know to sit back on her bottom, where as before she just fell frontwards or to her right side.
She is definitely trying as hard as possible to get better, and I can tell this because she is trying to move a lot more, where as before she didn't at all. This morning when we got to work she got all excited when the car stopped. and when I grabbed her kennel out of the back set she tried to get up. and before I knew it she was rolling around in there. It was really sad, because she had no control, but at the same time it was exciting to see that she is trying.
everyone here at work is very concerned for her, and I have a couple of friends working on some energy work. One lady I recently introduced myself to is helping a lot with message techniques to help with her blood flow, and removing bad energy. I have always had a spiritual side, to me, and I strongly believe in miracles.

Everything will work out...I am very hopeful.

This video brings a smile to my face...she will soon be back to this state!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Prayers for Abby

I know it has been a while since I have blogged, but I now want to ask everyone for their prayers. My little pricess, Abby has suddenly become paraylized. She lost the function on her right side On Saturday night. It happened in a five mintue time span and continued to get worse throughout the night. It is the craziest thing.
We are giving things time, and filling her with love in hope that function will return. She had a bad day on Saturday, but her happy spirit has returned since. The vet thinks it may be something called fibrocatilaginous emolism melapothy. This has something to do with her vertebrae fluids. There is no known cause, but seems to be caused from excersise. She is not in any pain, but just hurt because her little hyper body wants to run around!

Your prayers would be greatly appreciated as we try to heal her back to her active self!

Thank you in advance,

Thursday, March 5, 2009


I was tagged on my friend Linda's page over at Beautiful Mustang. The rule to her tag was that I had to post the 6th picture from the 6th folder on my computer, and then blog about the picture.

I was a bit scared to find out what kind of picture was in store for you all to see. I told my boyfriend what I had to do, and he said, "oh, it doesn't matter, cause you can always just make it up." But that takes the fun out of it, right? Anyways, thats not my style. I must play fair.

My little sister, Sammi Jo, is pictured here closest to you. Her number is hard to see, but it is 35. Number 35 is a one heck of an athlete, and I make it a priority to attend every single game that I am available for. She Is a 3-point shooting guard...who I honestly thing is a stud. She always has a great attitude on the court, and keeps her teammates motivated.

It is funny that I had the chance to post this picture, because my mom and I had dinner together tonight and she was telling me about Sammi's latest sports news, which is not good. She just tried out for her high school softball team and made the JV's . She has always had a bad elbow, and it has lately been bothering her a lot more. One of Sammi's friends' dad is a doctor, so he felt around on it one night and said it didn't look good. He got her into a special doctor right away. After an MRI there was bad news. She has a torn tendon somewhere in her elbow that hasn't had the opportunity to heal correctly because she is so active. The tendon has already caused nerve damage down through Sam's arm. To make things worse the Doc suggests that Sam sit out for this softball season.

My mom says she doesn't know if she has really accepted the fact that she will not be playing softball this season. If she tried to play it would cause even worse damage, which could keep her aways from her best sports, basketball and Volleyball. I wish Sam luck and happy healing.


Life is like an echo.
We get from it what we put in it, &
Just like an echo,
it often gives us much more.
-Boris Lauer-Leonard

During my frist 2 1/2 days at work I had to read this book called Wizard of Ads. It was an awesome book that was straight to the point and had no problem being a bit rude. After each short story/chapter is a great quote. as I went through I wrote a lot of them down, and now I have a collage of these sticky notes on my new desk:) Some will come in handy to send to family or friends when they need a nudge of encouragment:) Quotes and words of wisdome always make things better and happier!