Thank you, you guys.
I just can't hardly believe it. I mean, I knew that this was probably going to happen one day [being older, and a gray horse....I always knew that I was going to be her last owner and I figured she would probably go due to a colic] but this was such a shock.
She was giving a lesson Wednesday afternoon, and colicking less that 24 hours later.
Such a shock.
I'm just glad that she went quickly.
And you guys were right - I had always worried about how I would "know" when it was time, and yesterday I knew.
You guys had always reassured me that she would "tell" me and I would "know". I had hoped
that would be true but I kinda figured y'all were telling me half-true things to make me worry less.
But yesterday she DID tell me and I did know.
The property owners offered to have a grave-plaque made for Lacey's grave and brought me a card. SO SWEET.
The goats and I looked at her grave together this morning. Atticus thoroughly sniffed the whole thing, while calling for her. Watching him grieve is so sweet and so sad. He misses his "mom."
Her pasture feels so empty without her. So so empty. Like its purpose is gone.
I'm sure a new purpose will be found but right now....
Also, I just have to show you guys this.
Yesterday it was raining so hard. Big, get-everything-soaked, raindrops. Then, right before sunset, there was a break in the rain and a double rainbow appeared.
I was so touched by what my friends had to say: [click it for a bigger picture]