Leena, no words of course to truly express myself. Thank you for keeping us in your journey, in a blink it could be any of us.
I have never posted on this thread, but I have kept up with it and your example is what has kept me putting reality to my dreams and just getting on with it because this is all we have and procrastination breeds regrets.
This is true, we will never meet, we don't know each others..I love to share, I always did and I find there is so much treasure in sharing experience, thoughts and life.
This thread helped me so much..Reading this showed me how much I did during this battle, how much risk I took, holding my breath, trying to push my limits, to test how I could ride even if I was not feeling good at all and how much reward I got from my horses, from also that physical activity.
So if a doctor ever tell me Riding is not a sport..let me tell you I will laugh very loud !
Not only riding is a very good sport but it is also a great way, I found, to connect to myself and to stay in the moment, happy to breath and feel that inner peace and joy coming from the horse.
I've been reading this thread for a long time, and rooting for you from afar. I am saddened to hear about your most recent visit.
I can't imagine how you are feeling right now, but I hope that you know you haven't lost a fight. Instead, you won a lot of friends. You have inspired a lot of people to fight harder, ride lighter, and be kinder. You have shared your strength and wisdom. I hope you realize that it was never a fight, but a journey. And that you have traveled down the road with more grace than most.
Your destination is what you believe it to be. Just from being an observer to your journey, I'd venture to guess there are a lot of lovely horses to ride, sunny days, and endless energy.
For now, I wish you peace, and painlessness, and many happy rides. There is a candle lit in my house tonight for you and your family.
I have never commented on this thread, but have always followed it and admired your wonderful attitude. I am so sorry to hear your news, and you will be in my thoughts. We should all be so lucky to be able to spend the last of our time with the animals we love. God bless and keep you.
Drop the pebble and trust in the ripples. -- John O'Leary