Monday, April 4, 2011

Thank you.

I love you. I love you all.

I forgot about this until a few days ago. Back in November (horrible, horrible November) Andrea at Eventing-A-Gogo collected donations to make me a gift since I was losing Denali. It was a horrible, horrible time in my life, but honestly knowing that you were all thinking about me helped me to get out of bed. Those of you who had been down this horrible road offered me your advice, your sympathy, your insight. Denali and I got cards in the mail (which I still have saved), we got e-mails, we felt the love. You helped me feel ready for my baby to leave this earth. By some luck of God, Denali was spared. I still think it had to be divine intervention. It was just so close and if it wasn't for the snow.... well you know what was going to happen.

Andrea sent me a copy of the drawing. It is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen and I proceeded to sit at my computer and bawl. I love it. My husband is already figuring out where it's going to go on the wall (next to our black and white photo of Mt. McKinley.) It's by Sandy Rabinowitz, who does the illustrations for Dressage Today. I love it. I love it. I love it!!! The photo was taken by Ophie's mom and it was a beautiful photo, I'm just so impressed with the drawing. It looks just like her.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I don't know who donated, but I will forever remember this act of kindness and hope to pay it forward someday!

11 comments:

Leah Fry said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful gift. And what a great opportunity to pay it forward.

SprinklerBandit said...

It's gorgeous. I'm glad you like it, but I'm even more glad that you're still together.

achieve1dream said...

Wow that's gorgeous! That was so sweet of them to do for you (I sadly wasn't a part of it, knew nothing about it).

Peppis Mom said...

That is AMAZING. So pretty!!!!

Gingham said...

YAAAAAAAY! You love it!

(I love it too) :)

Mrs Mom said...

Oh wow that is STUNNING!!

We love you guys too ;)

in2paints said...

It turned out great and I'm glad you like it! Andrea chose a great way to pay tribute your sweet girl.

I'm thrilled that you and Denali are still together! :)

Andrea said...

I have the names of everybody who donated and they'll all be written in the card when it gets sent ;)

Dom said...

It really does look like her. Gorgeous. And what a wonderful gift.

Frizzle said...

You know, I was just wondering about this the other day; Andrea did a great job choosing the artist and WOW, the drawing is incredible! I'm so, so glad that it didn't turn out to be a "this is to remember your horse" gift.
:-)

RiderWriter said...

Well, damn, never mind YOU bawling, that stunning portrait of Denali made ME cry. It's just perfect!!! I am so glad you have it. I think it's really important to have something other than photos of our beloved animals; I had an oil painting done of my dog, and while it's not my favorite pose of her, it does capture her personality. It's framed on the wall and it comforts me to know I'll have it forever (unlike my darling doggie). Enjoy your beautiful portrait of your beautiful girl.