Yesterday, we went horseback riding in the mountains. I wanted to want to go, but really I was feeling sad, discouraged, depressed, and I really just wanted to go back to bed. I prayed, because I could tell BJ was feeling the same sort of thing. Then I remembered in The Horse Boy, Rowan always feels better if he just runs on the horse. I remembered that I feel better after running on the horse. I told BJ we needed to go faster… as fast as we could safely go, we needed to go that fast. And we did. We took off running up the trail. Two miles flew by! It was awesome!
And once we stopped running, I felt so much better! It was like all of the sadness was just gone. I could now see the beauty of the mountains and appreciate that I was on a horse in the mountains. (And it seemed to also help BJ too. The rest of the ride was everything I could have wanted from a day of riding!