To ride dressage is to dance with your horse, equal partners in the delicate and sometimes difficult work of creating harmony and beauty.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

What if life gives you lemonade?

I feel like I've been handed a giant pitcher of the stuff and I want to drink it all, but can only have one small glass – maybe.

What am I talking about? I'm being asked to lease/train/sell THREE outside horses right now. (Bangs head against a wall.) Why am I being offered something I'd love to do but that isn't possible?

My mom used to tell me about work opportunities, "If someone asks if you can do something, say 'yes' and then figure out how to do it." I want to figure out how to do this; I can't think of a job I'd rather do than to train horses for people. But right now my three-stall barn is full and the majority of my time and energy are consumed with homeschooling my son. I've been trying to figure out how to shoehorn in one outside training project, since I don't know yet if Lance is going to be able to return to dressage training. Three outside training projects? Impossible, it seems to me.

But it is not all up to me. My husband has to be on board with whatever I do, of course. But even more importantly, I need God's direction. If these opportunities are heaven-sent, then God will have to work out the details for me to bring in one or more horses. I'm listening!


Anonymous said...

Keep listening. I do hope that your heart's desires will be rewarded.

A :-) said...

Wow - you know, God keeps putting these great opportunities in your path - you're really good at what you do. I hope you can work this out.