As I sense a change in the weather, something I’ve read keeps ringing in my ears—words written by Lynn Baber, best-selling author and World and National champion breeder/horse trainer.
“Spring is a memory, Summer is middle-aged, and Autumn is trying to stick its foot in the door. Changing seasons offer promise and blessing, gain and loss, and remind us that flexibility isn’t just for kids. Perseverance, humor, and grit are required to manage changing life seasons.Lynn Baber
I’ve grown to appreciate flip-flops and slip-ons, but still have more pairs of boots than anything else. Memories attach to places, people, sights, sounds, smells — and boots. My history is pressed into the pores of my leather boots; horses, places, lessons, failures, and blessings.”
Lynn’s words mean more to me than the falling leaves of Autumn, a season that used to be my favorite time of year. I’m becoming more painfully aware of my own Autumn season of life. One pair of boots remains in my closet as a keepsake. I haven’t ridden for several years since selling my last horse. No more fall rides through wooded trails with the sounds of leaves crunching beneath the horse’s hooves. I mourn the loss of something that once was so much a part of me.
New Love; New Hope
Unexpectedly, I recently fell in love with a certain gray racehorse. This infatuation can’t go any further; it was merely an inner cry for recognition of a passion that had lost its energy. The cry itself has given me new life, however. All is not lost, after all.
I am finding real enjoyment sharing my writings and photos on this website, thanks to Lynn, who encouraged me in this direction.
Check out this link to the rest of her website post on Five Tips to Successfully Negotiate Life Seasons. You will be blessed.