Monday, October 8, 2007



This is my sister, Jill. She's my younger sister (she'll be thrilled to know that I pointed out that fact) but quite often she assumes the role of Big Sister. I lean on her a lot for support and advice. It's hard to believe that when we were younger-- much younger-- I was rather snotty toward her when it came to sharing rides on our pony, Honeybee. Now my favorite rides are often those I share with Jill. The reason Jill is on my mind lately is because she's having surgery on Wednesday. She has bad knees, a family trait she inherited, unfortunately. I've lost track of how many knee surgeries she's already undergone, but suffice it to say that she refers to her naughty knee as "Frankenee" because of the many criss-crossed scars.

My sister has a great attitude about her trips to the operating room. With regards to her knee about all she wants to know from her doctor is, "So. Like how long will it be before I can ride again?"

Do you have a sister or brother or cousin or other relative who shares your love for horses? Is there anyone else in your family who lives a Life with Horses? If so, I'd love to hear about them! Just click on "comment" below my posts and a window will open up, allowing you to post remarks.

4 comments:

horseluvercallie said...

The only other horse lover in my family was my Grandpa, Marvin. Though he has passed on, I still remember how he called me the horse-whisperer because of the time when I was about 5, and I was sitting alone in the middle of my Grandpa's pasture with his horses, Barbie and Copper. Both horses had their noses to my face and I talked and they were silently listening. My Grandpa saw me and was thrilled that was finally someone in his family that shared his love of horses. It is one of my best memories. Thanks for the support, Grandpa.

Cindy Hale said...

Thank you for sharing that sweet memory, Callie. It was my grandmother who was the only other horse lover in the family until my sister and I came along. I think we inherited the horse-crazy gene from her.

Anonymous said...

my great uncle joe was the one i think i got the jean from, but my aunt now rides with me

Anonymous said...

I don't have any horses myself (except for the 50+ that are plastered up all over my wall hee hee). and I don't think I inherited the horse-crazy gene from anyone in my family. I think I'm the only one who loves horses as much as I do. I want a horse so badly, but alas, they are quite expensive to keep and my family can't afford it. so I'll just keep putting up more horse pictures on my wall and keep dreaming of the day when I can have a real one for my own.