• Abi Kroupa

After Making The Little Girl God Said…

Updated: May 11, 2020

With everything going on in the world today, globally and politically, I deeply enjoyed spending today on our farm with my girls. Sometimes I get so caught up in life that I forget to appreciate the day-to-day and the mastery of horsemanship that genuinely made me fall in love with horses. I feel so blessed to have a beautiful family with which to share my love of horses. Horses have always been my passion and my therapy. Recently, I saw an epic equestrian poem circulating on Facebook. Lacey Messick was kind enough to allow me to share her beautiful work:

After making the little girl, God said:

“You’ll need something to lean on. Something with substance that will teach you the value of hard work, perseverance, and to never give up. A thing that won’t cast judgment when you mess up in life. Because you will often, it’s just part of growing up and becoming a decent human.

“You’ll need something whose impressive physical presence must be respected at all times. A being who could break your bones in a whisper but will never break your heart. A creature who will be there for you when you cry for hours after someone you love lets you down. An unspeaking, breathing being that will teach you to check all the noise in your head and completely listen to what he is saying.

“Sometimes in life, you need to let go and just hang on. I call this trust. The terrifying ability to follow something blindly out of the conviction of only your heart. It will keep you centered and restore your faith when life happens. When you realize that you are forgettable to the world, you won’t be to this creature.

“Something that will keep you truly humbled yet teach you how to fly!

“You need to understand the painful reality of death. Sometimes it’s ok to let go. That kindness will always be rewarded before the use of force. And that courage means trusting him to get you safely to the other side.

“Something to get you out of bed in the trying times. When you feel like you have nothing, he will remind you that you are still wanted. Something to give you perspective about what’s really important in life.

“You’ll need a best friend. Do not take this relationship lightly. It just might save your life someday when you see no out. Treasure it always, and I’m trusting it to you to take care of for a reason.”

“A creature who will restore your faith about all of the goodness in the world even when you are so broken down that you cast Me aside.

“In turn, with time and healing, he will bring you back to Me. Know that your struggle won’t be made alone, and don’t forget to enjoy the ride.

“So, I will make a horse.”

Author, Lacey Messick

Three Day Eventer

Owner of Roseshine Farm, Springfield, MO

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