I take no offense and explained myself as a new horse owner at that time and was showing off my baby on a horse. I take the criticism in a positive way because I stated in the OP that I can see now a lot of mistakes then.
Oh and on another note, smoking around kids was not a major story 13 years ago like it has become over the last few years. I am no longer a smoker so that is neither an issue anymore as well.
I am happy if the opportunity to critique my life choices makes you feel better about the mistakes or bad choices you never made when you were younger or while you are young.
Now, had you came into my thread and asked if it was a wise choice to have been on the horse with the newborn before the horse was properly warmed up and calmed down while smoking then this mole hill would not be a mountain.
Thank you for allowing me to witness your perfection of Christ like life. I pray God allows this to make me a better person for experiencing your persona.
May God bless you in all you do and all who are touched by you.