Saturday, June 18, 2016

Molting

I am amazed at the way EVERYTHING is changing in our lives right now. I feel like we are caterpillars, just totally changing from one creature to a completely different one. I remember reading somewhere that every seven years human bodies basically transform into completely different ones because the cells have all regenerated. That is us right now. We are on the verge of complete regeneration.

We have had some major developments occur in the past few days and weeks. Dan lost his job on Thursday, which was a shock but blessings are already coming from it. Today we SOLD our house and we are super excited about that. Another huge thing is happening on Monday and I'll report back about that next week!

On Friday Elijah started horseback riding through an incredible organization that mentors kids with disabilities. Going into it, he wasn't so sure. I heard a lot of "I don't want to do this!" and "This isn't going to be fun!" (add some whining to those comments..) His mentor started with having him do chores. I was not sure how this would go, considering how difficult it is for me to get him to put his shoes on. He did chores on their farm for an entire hour! WHAT?! And willingly! For the last half hour, he learned how to lead Trixie the horse and also make her stop. He was a natural! When the session was done, he said, "That wasn't so bad, Mom! I think I'd like to go back!"


The sad part is that we are going to have to take a chunk of time off from horseback riding because we have something else to do first. Elijah will attend two more sessions and then be back in the saddle in August!


Our little jockey! :)


Thanks for peeking in! More soon!

2 comments:

Dogstars said...

I am so impressed that he led that horse all by himself! Amazing! It was a good idea to let him get used to the horse without making him get on. Now he looks forward to going back.

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