Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Thank You For the Love

This has been a rough season of life for all of us, and I know emotional energy is hard to spare. We're having to harness every bit of what we have to survive and thrive and help those close to us do the same. It's not easy. I appreciate you all for following Epona's little journey. I thank you for sticking with us, even when we didn't know how it would turn out. Your prayers, advice, and constant friendship helped see us through. So, thank you, thank you, thank you. 

As an update, she has gone from 250 to 320 pounds in two weeks. She is strong, opinionated, and a stronger eater. We no longer hear the raspiness from hay or grain that she used to have while eating.

There has been so much taken from us this last couple of years, but I am reminded that love cannot be taken from us.  Sometimes, it does not seem like we have much to offer--me to you, me to Epona, you to me--but that is not true. Love is free and there is an infinite supply of it in our hearts, just waiting to be shared. 

Last year, my son married the love of his life, but because of Covid, they couldn't have a big ceremony. Instead, they postponed it to this year, hoping Covid would be a long gone thing of the past. Unfortunately, it isn't a thing of the past, but we were able to get a permit to hold the wedding outside, with some precautions, and everything worked out well. 


No matter how hard it seems sometimes, or even hopeless, never give up on loving each other. 

Love is more powerful than we'll ever know, and the world needs it now more than it ever has in my lifetime.



11 comments:

  1. Amen, amen and amen.
    At the risk of dating myself...
    C'mom people now, smile on your brother
    Everybody get together,
    Learn to love one another right now.....

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    1. This one also came to mind:

      What the world needs now is love, sweet love
      It's the only thing that there's just too little of
      What the world needs now is love, sweet love
      No not just for some, but for everyone
      Lord, we don't need another mountain
      There are mountains and hillsides enough to climb
      There are oceans and rivers enough to cross
      Enough to last 'til the end of time
      What the world needs now is love, sweet love
      It's the only thing that there's just too little of
      What the world needs now is love, sweet love
      No, not just for some, but for everyone
      Lord, we don't need another meadow
      There are cornfields and wheatfields enough to grow
      There are sunbeams and moonbeams enough to shine
      Oh listen, Lord, if you want to know
      What the world needs now is love, sweet love
      It's the only thing that there's just too little of
      What the world needs now is love, sweet love
      No, not just for some, oh, but just for every, every, everyone

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    2. Yup that was the other song that I was thinking about as I read your post!

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  2. I agree- love is stronger than anything. Congratulations on the beautiful wedding.

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    1. Thank you. The wedding was a reminder that love transcends all.

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  3. Love will make everything alright. Wish there were more people like you and your family in this world.

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  4. So much to love about this post! This Epona update makes me very happy!! It looks like she is keeping her gorgeous blanket. I absolutely adore the photo of you and your son. How wonderful your family was able to celebrate together, in the name of love!

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    1. Yes, it was wonderful. Weddings are such happy moments, and they are well loved by friends and family. It seemed happier than any I’ve ever attended, and I think it’s because post-Covid, we are in such need of each other—community, humanity—I didn’t realize how hungry for it we all were.

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