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a miracle moment

March 19th, 2009 · 5 Comments

It was one of those days. I’d spent most of it in the car, to and fro, an unpaid taxi driver… and the last straw was having to sit and wait for Gorgeous Girl as she finished her ride and then unsaddled, washed, rugged and fed her horse before we could go home.

I felt unappreciated, uptight and drained. Very drained.

But as I pulled into the riding school, there she was on her big boy – riding up a dream. I told her to keep going and parked the car so I could sit and watch without being eaten alive by mozzies.

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And as I watched her, I felt this release… This time was a gift. Here I was watching my gorgeous daughter ride her magnificent horse, the almost-full moon rising behind her, the sun setting to my left.

I took a deep breath.  The tension magically bled out of me, flowing through the seat of the car and off into the ether…

Tags: Getting Still · Noticing Miracles · Why Did I Have Children?

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Angela Esnouf // Mar 19, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    What a beautiful story. Thanks for sharing it. Our lives are so much richer when we take time to appreciate those magical moments.

  • 2 Joanna Young // Mar 19, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Karen, what a priceless moment indeed. I could feel the weight shift as I read it too!

    Thanks for taking the time to share it with us.

  • 3 karen // Mar 23, 2009 at 9:56 am

    @Angela – thank you for that. If we let them, those magical moments can be the structure of our lives… we just have to get out of our own stress for long enough to notice.

    @Joanna – that is high praise indeed – having you feel the weight shifting… wow! It’s my pleasure, I am trying to share what I notice and notice what needs to be shared more… we’ll see how I go :)

  • 4 Diane // May 20, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    I had a little cry (with a big grin on my face).

  • 5 karen // May 20, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Diane, thank you and welcome!

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